Refugee claimants must have a special hearing if:
- they fail to complete and submit the Basis of Claim Form on time or
- they fail to appear at the refugee protection hearing.
The date for the special hearing was scheduled when the claimant was found eligible and given a refugee protection hearing date. The special hearing date will be no later than five working days after:
- the date the Basis of Claim Form was due or
- the refugee protection hearing was scheduled to take place.