Updated: Oct 4
What is IRB of Canada?
The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada is an independent administrative tribunal that is responsible for making decisions on immigration and refugee matters in Canada.
The IRB has three divisions: the Refugee Protection Division (RPD), the Immigration Division (ID), and the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD).
The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) is responsible for determining claims for refugee protection made by people who are already in Canada and who fear persecution in their home country. The RPD hears cases and makes decisions on whether to grant or refuse refugee protection to the applicant.
The Immigration Division (ID) is responsible for determining whether a person is admissible to Canada or whether they should be removed from the country. The ID also makes decisions on applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, and other immigration-related matters.
The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) is responsible for hearing appeals from decisions made by the ID or the RPD. The IAD can either uphold the original decision, or it can allow the appeal and issue a new decision.
The IRB is committed to making fair and impartial decisions on immigration and refugee matters in accordance with the law. It is important for individuals to prepare thoroughly for their hearings and to seek legal representation if possible, as the immigration and refugee process can be complex.