August 30, 2022
IRCC resumes the renewal of expired refugee protection claimant documents
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed the renewal of expired refugee protection claimant documents (RPCDs), starting with those that expired on or after January 1, 2020 .
The RPCD is a secure document issued to refugee claimants, after a refugee claim is referred to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), which confirms :
- you made a refugee claim (either eligible or not)
- if you’re eligible for health coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
Beginning August 8, 2022, impacted refugee claimants can now mail their completed RPCD request package to the IRCC office in Winnipeg. Once a request is processed, claimants will receive their renewed document by mail or in person at a local office.
RPCDs that expired before January 2020 will be renewed at a later date. In the interim, all expired RPCDs remain valid until further notice.
For more information regarding the process of renewing or replacing your RPCD, please click here.