November 9, 2012

Operational Bulletin 440-F – November 9, 2012

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Removal of 180-Day Time Limit for Protected Persons Applying for Permanent Residence

On August 15, 2012, an amendment to subsection 175(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations related to applications for permanent resident status presented by protected persons, pursuant to s. 21(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), came into effect.

This regulatory change means that there is no longer a 180-day time limit on applying for permanent residence following a positive determination on a claim for refugee protection at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) or a positive Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) determination leading to protected person status.