Starting your refugee claim inside Canada on the IRCC Portal

If you are in Canada, you will make your refugee claim on the online IRCC Portal, to begin the process. This information will be used to decide your eligibility to make a refugee claim and to decide if you will be given refugee protection at your refugee hearing.

Starting the process

To start the process, you will need to take the following steps:

  1. Create an invitation code to sign up for an account.
  2. Sign up for an account on the IRCC Portal.
  3. Once you have signed into your account click “Make a refugee claim” under “Start an application”.