Negative Decision

Reasons for a negative decision

You may receive a negative decision on your refugee claim. Some reasons the IRB-RPD will deny your claim are:

  • They do not find your claim to be credible
  • You have not proven your identity
  • A well-founded fear of persecution was not established
  • The authorities in your country are able to protect you
  • Another place in your country was identified as being a safe and reasonable place for you to live
  • You are excluded for having another citizenship or residency or for serious nonpolitical crime, war crimes or crimes against humanity.
Options after receiving a negative decision

If you receive a negative decision on your refugee claim, there are still options for you to gain permanent residence in Canada. These include: