If the Minister appeals your positive decision within 15 days, you will need to put your permanent residence application on hold.
What can I do if the Minister appeals my positive IRB-RPD decision to the IRB-Refugee Appeal Division?
If the Minister appeals your IRB-RPD positive decision, you will be notified and will have the opportunity to respond.
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When you respond, you must:
- Submit a Notice of Intent to Respond
- Prepare your respondent’s record
- Provide a copy of your Notice of Intent to Respond and your respondent’s record to the Minister and then to the IRB-RAD no later than 15 days after the day on which you receive a supporting document from the Minister
- Give the IRB-RAD proof that you provided the Notice of Intent to Respond and the respondent’s record to the Minister
- Make sure that all of the documents you provide are in the right format
- Provide your documents on time.
See the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada – Refugee Appeal Division (IRB-RAD) website for more information.
Traveling outside of Canada
If you plan to travel outside of Canada after you have received Protected Person status, apply for a Refugee Travel Document with Passport Canada. You can apply for and use a Refugee Travel Document as soon as you have received the IRB-RPD decision granting you Protected Person status. If there has been an appeal of your positive decision by the Minster, do not leave Canada.