After Your Hearing

The decision

The Member may decide about your claim at the end of your hearing. Or they may say they will send you their decision in the mail. This can be stressful, but it does not mean you are more likely to be refused.

If you are refused

There are legal options if your claim is refused. Talk to your legal representative.

Apply to be a permanent resident

If your refugee claim is accepted, apply right away for permanent residency. Do this for yourself and your family members. If you delay, you may have problems such as having to renew your work permit. Remember, if you get refugee protection, you cannot go back to your home country. If you do, the government may send your claim back to the IRB-RPD for another hearing.