IMM 5508 PDF

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the. Nov 21, – To apply for a PRRA, you must complete and submit the form, Application for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (IMM ). IMM E Application for a Pre-removal Risk Assessment IMM E Application for a Risk Assessment further to Section (1) of the.

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This is not a legal document. Read all of the information in this application kit carefully. It will explain the PRRA program, and assist you in completing your application. The PRRA is an opportunity for people who are facing removal from Canada to seek protection by describing, in writing, the risks they believe they would face if removed.

B Whether the applicant has a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country country of nationality or, if they do not have one, the country where they usually lived based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group; and because of this fear, they are unwilling or unable to return to or seek protection in that country.

If this is your first PRRA applicationyou are now benefiting from a stay of your removal order. As such, the arrangements to enforce your removal from Canada have been suspended. To ensure that the stay of your removal order remains in effect while your application is being processed, you must submit your application within the deadlines specified in your Notification Regarding a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment.

If this is not your first PRRA application, you are late submitting your applicationor you are applying at a port of entry, you are not benefiting from a stay of your removal order. Make photocopies of the form so that each person has both a working and a final copy.

Family members are defined as your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children.

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A dependent child is defined as:. Not sure if your child is a dependant? Check if your child qualifies by answering a few questions. Your child or the child of your spouse or common-law partner can be considered a dependent child if that child meets the requirements below on the lock-in date:. Children 22 years old or older qualify as dependants if they meet both of these requirements:.

Im the exception of age, dependants must continue to meet these requirements until 5580 finish processing your application. Written submissions give you the opportunity to describe your situation.

It is in your written submissions that you can explain why you think that you would be at risk if removed to your country of nationality or former habitual residence.

You may also submit documents in support of your written submissions. Be aware that misrepresenting or withholding material facts may lead to rejection of your application, and the resumption of arrangements to enforce your removal from Canada.

If you have had a refugee claim or a previous PRRA application rejected, you 5580 only provide new evidencewhich has arisen since the rejection. New evidence is evidence that arose after the rejection, or that was not normally accessible, or that you could not reasonably have been expected in the circumstances to have presented at the time of rejection. It is important that you clearly identify and explain new evidence in any documents you submit for example, highlighting certain parts of a magazine article.

Written documents of any kind, such as documents that present facts relating to the alleged risks, may be used to support your submissions. You may also present the written statements of family members, friends, neighbours or any other persons. The following are examples of documents that might be useful as evidence:. Your written submissions and any supporting documentary evidence must be provided 5058 either English or French.

If you wish to submit any documents in another language, you must also provide an English or French translation of the document, and a translator’s declaration.


A translator’s declaration must include the translator’s name, the original language of the translated document and a statement signed by the translator that the translation is accurate. Documents submitted in a language other than English or French without a translation will not be considered. Although you do not need to hire counsel, you may—at your own expense—be assisted by a lawyer or other authorized representative.

See How to Complete the Form for more information on authorized representatives. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information in your application is correct and up-to-date. If your circumstances change, you must inform us. Decisions made on your application will be based on the information we have at the time your application is reviewed. Refer to your Notification Regarding a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment for information on when and where to submit your application.

Pay close attention to the deadline date on your Notification; failure to submit your application by the deadline may result in the cancellation of the stay of your removal order. If you are late submitting your application, you must send both your application form and written submissions at the same time. Fill out and sign your application form IMM Send the submissions and documentary evidence to the IRCC centre, by the date specified on your Notification.

Use the following instructions to fill in the form. Most of the questions on the forms are straightforward and extra instructions have only been provided when necessary. You must answer all questions. Print clearly and make sure all information is easy to read. Attach a separate sheet of paper if you need more space and indicate the number of the question you are answering. Be sure to make enough photocopies before you start. You must provide truthful, accurate information. The information provided may be verified.

Processing will stop immediately if you give false or misleading information. It is an offence under section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to knowingly make a false statement in your application.

Surname family name and given names Print your full surname family name as it appears on your passport or official documents.

Print all of your given names first, second or more. Do 55008 use initials. Additional family information Provide information about members of your family who are not applying for a PRRA with you. Do not repeat information about members of your family who you have listed in question Journey to Canada Country of citizenship or residence refers to the country in which you last resided on a legal permanent basis before you came to Canada. It is not a country in which you were a foreign student or guest worker.

Documents presented upon arrival These documents can be passports, visitor visas, birth certificates, identity cards, etc.

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Applications for refugee protection or for a PRRA by family members and relatives Give us details about family members and relatives who have claimed refugee status in Canada or in any other country.

Also include applications for PRRA. Information to support your claim Review the determinations for risk as listed in the Overview section of this application kit before answering these questions. Provide as much detail as possible. Ikm evidence On the form, list each of the documents you will be submitting and how each supports your request for protection; use an extra sheet of paper if you need more space. On a separate sheet of paper, list how each of these documents relates personally and directly to you and your 558.

Complete this section only if you do not want to apply for a PRRA. If you have dependent children aged 18 years or older, they are required to complete their own copy of this form if a representative is also conducting business on their behalf. A representative is someone who provides advice, consultation, or guidance to you at any stage of the application process, or in a proceeding and, if you appoint him or her as your representative by filling out this form, has your permission to conduct business on your behalf with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC and the Canada Border Services Agency CBSA.


You are not obliged to hire a representative. We treat everyone equally, whether they use the service of a representative or not. Uncompensated representatives do not charge fees or receive any other form of consideration or compensation for providing advice 5580 services to represent you before IRCC or the CBSA.

You do not have to pay someone for them to be your representative. IRCC will conduct business kmm an uncompensated representative if an applicant appoints them on their behalf. Compensated representatives charge a fee or receive some other form of consideration in exchange for the representation that they provide. It is important to know that anyone who represents or advises you for payment – or offers to do so – in connection with IRCC proceedings or applications is breaking the law unless they are an authorized representative or they have a specific agreement or arrangement with the Government of Canada that allows them to represent or advise you.

This applies to advice or consultation which happens before or after a citizenship 5058 an immigration application is made or a proceeding begins.

IRCC will only conduct business with compensated representatives who are in good standing with their designated regulatory body. For more information see – Find out if your representative is authorized.

If a representative is being paid or compensated by mim other than you, the representative is still considered to be a compensated representative. If you appoint a compensated representative who is not a member in good standing of one of these designated bodies, your application will be returned.

Learn about using a representative. Fill in this section if you wish to cancel the 55008 of a representative. Complete all sections of the form if you wish to both cancel a representative and appoint a new one. For sponsorship application, your spouse or common-law partner does not have to complete a separate request.

If your spouse or common-law partner is included in this request, he or she must sign in the box provided. The form is also available from Mim embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad.

However, they will not be able to conduct business on your behalf with IRCC. Send this form along with your application to the office listed in the guide of your application. If you know which IRCC office is processing your immigration or citizenship application, send the completed form to the office mailing address. Consult IRCC office mailing addresses.

You must let IRCC know if any information changes regarding the person you authorized to represent you on your application. Clearly print your name and address at the top left-hand side of the envelope.

The envelope will require more postage than a normal letter. To avoid having your application returned to you, have the post office weigh it before mailing. If you have a valid work permit, and you submit your PRRA application by the deadline on the enclosed Notification Regarding a Pre-Removal Risk Assessmentyou can work until a decision is made on your application, or the date on which your permit expires, whichever occurs first.

If you do not have a valid work permit, and you submit your PRRA application on time, you may apply for a work permit up until such time as a decision is made on your application.

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If you previously made a refugee 558, you may be eligible to receive coverage of certain medical costs under the Interim Federal Health IFH program. Visit applying for IFH coverage for more information.

If you leave Canada, your application will be declared abandoned, and as a result, it will be rejected.