Practice notice – Special measures due to covid-19

Date Announced:

April 7, 2020

Active Period:

Until further notice.


The IRB recognizes that it is appropriate to take measures to help those who have matters before the Board and their counsel follow the proper health protocols required by the pandemic, as well as to ensure proceedings are conducted fairly when they resume. Therefore, the IRB announces the following special measures, which apply to all four of its Divisions, except where noted including the suspension of all in-person hearings.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration and Refugee Board

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Parties to immigration proceedings | Refugee claimants


communication | in-person hearings | Resumption Notice

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