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Less time to prepare for the hearing

If a person from a designated country of origin makes a refugee claim at a port of entry, the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board will hear the claim within 45 days of the date that the claimant was found eligible for a hearing.

If the claim was made at a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada or CIC) office inside Canada, the hearing date will be within 30 days of the date the claimant was found to be eligible for a hearing.

This means that these claimants have less time to prepare for their hearings than other claimants do.

Last updated: Mar 1, 2016


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