Practice notice on the temporary extension of time limits for filing the Basis of Claim form

Date Announced:

August 28, 2020


This practice notice extends the time limit to provide the Basis of Claim (BOC) form for claimants who made their claims for refugee protection at a port of entry and whose claim was referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) on or after July 4, 2020.

The RPD extended the time limit for filing BOC forms in its Refugee Protection Division: Practice Notice on the resumption of in-person hearings, but only for those claims referred to the RPD up to and including July 3, 2020. It has since become apparent that an extension should also be provided for claims referred after July 3 due to the difficulty in providing the BOC form under current conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the mandatory 14-day quarantine for those arriving in Canada from abroad.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration and Refugee Board

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Refugee claimants


Basis of Claim (BOC); extension

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