IRB moving to remote-only hearings as of January 18, 2021

Date Announced:

January 18, 2021

Active Period:

Until further notice. Extended December 22, 2021.


As a result of the evolving public health conditions and consistent with prioritizing the health and safety of IRB employees and those appearing before the Board, the IRB is adopting a remote-only hearings model, with only urgent and particularly sensitive cases considered for in-person hearings on a case by case basis.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration and Refugee Board

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Parties to immigration proceedings | Refugee claimants


in-person hearings

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