Refugee appeals

​​​​​Launched on December 15, 2012, the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) considers appeals against decisions of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) to allow or reject claims for refugee protection. In most cases, there will be no hearing as the RAD will base its decision on the documents provided by the parties involved and the RPD record.

Services and information​


Collection of forms that will allow you to complete your process.

Procedures & practice notices

This section outlines the core procedural steps that define the administrative tribunal process at the IRB. It also includes the description of other processes.


Read select IRB decisions on immigration and refugee claims and appeals.

Policy instruments

Learn about IRB's policy instruments: Chairperson's Guidelines and Instructions; Jurisprudential Guides; and Policies.

Legal resources

The section contains papers on key legal concepts and procedural matters in immigration and refugee proceedings before the Board.

Act, Rules, Regulations

Consult the act, rules and regulations which provides the IRB with jurisdiction to hear and decide cases on immigration and refugee matters.