Immigration Appeal Division Expands Virtual Proceedings

Date Announced:

October 22, 2020

Active Period:

Until further notice.


The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has issued a Practice Notice on the expansion of virtual hearings for immigration appeals. As of October 22, 2020, all immigration appeal hearings will be scheduled virtually unless it is not appropriate for a specific case and previously scheduled in-person hearings can be changed to virtual hearings at the appellant’s request. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) conferences and other proceedings will also be held virtually where possible.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration and Refugee Board

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Parties to immigration proceedings


in-person hearings

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