Refugee Protection Division Rules (SOR/2012-256)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2012-12-15. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 1(Rule 1)

CLAIMANT’S INFORMATION AND BASIS OF CLAIM

ItemInformation
1Claimant’s name.
2Claimant’s date of birth.
3Claimant’s gender.
4Claimant’s nationality, ethnic or racial group, or tribe.
5Languages and dialects, if any, that the claimant speaks.
6Claimant’s religion and denomination or sect.
7Whether the claimant believes that they would experience harm, mistreatment or threats if they returned to their country today. If yes, description of what the claimant expects would happen, including who would harm, mistreat or threaten them and what the claimant believes would be the reasons for it.
8Whether the claimant or the claimant’s family have ever experienced harm, mistreatment or threats in the past. If yes, a description of the harm, mistreatment or threats, including when it occurred, who caused it, what the claimant believes are the reasons for it and whether similarly situated persons have experienced such harm, mistreatment or threats.
9Whether the claimant sought protection or help from any authority or organization in their country. If not, an explanation of why not. If yes, the authority or organization from which the claimant sought protection or help and a description of what the claimant did and what happened as a result.
10When the claimant left their country and the reasons for leaving at that time.
11Whether the claimant moved to another part of their country to seek safety. If not, an explanation of why not. If the claimant moved to another part of their country, the reasons for leaving it and an explanation why the claimant could not live there or in another part of their country today.
12Whether the claimant moved to another country to seek safety. If yes, details including the name of the country, when the claimant moved there, length of stay and whether the claimant claimed refugee protection there. If the claimant did not claim refugee protection there, an explanation of why not.
13Whether minors are claiming refugee protection with the claimant. If yes, whether the claimant is the minor’s parent and the other parent is in Canada, or whether the claimant is not the minor’s parent, or whether the claimant is the minor’s parent but the other parent is not in Canada. If the claimant is not the minor’s parent or if the claimant is the minor’s parent but the other parent is not in Canada, details of any legal documents or written consent allowing the claimant to take care of the minor or travel with the minor. If the claimant does not have such documents, an explanation of why not.
14If a child six years old or younger is claiming refugee protection with the claimant, an explanation of why the claimant believes the child would be at risk of being harmed, mistreated or threatened if returned to their country.
15Other details the claimant considers important for the refugee protection claim.
16Country or countries in which the claimant believes they are at risk of serious harm.
17The country or countries in which the claimant is or has been a citizen, including how and when citizenship was acquired and present status.
18Name, date of birth, citizenship and place and country of residence of relatives, living or dead, specifically the claimant’s spouse, common-law partner, children, parents, brothers and sisters.
19If the claimant or the claimant’s spouse, common-law partner, child, parent, brother or sister has claimed refugee protection or asylum in Canada or in any other country — including at a Canadian office abroad or from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees — the details of the claim including the name of the person who made the claim, and the date, location, result of the claim and IRB file number or CIC client ID number, if any.
20Whether the claimant applied for a visa to enter Canada. If yes, for what type of visa, the date of the application, at which Canadian office the application was made and whether or not it was accepted. If the visa was issued, the date of issue and the duration of the visa. If the application was refused, the date and reasons of refusal.
21Claimant’s contact information.
22Whether the claimant has counsel and if so, details concerning counsel — including what counsel has been retained to do and counsel’s contact information.
23Claimant’s choice of official language for communications with and proceedings before the Board.
24Whether the claimant needs an interpreter during any proceeding, and the language and dialect, if any, to be interpreted.
 
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