January 11, 2024
Refugee Claim Accepted from the Bench
Our client retained us for assistance with making a refugee claim. We helped him prepare the forms, the narrative, and the documents, all of which were submitted to the Immigration and Refugee Board to start his claim. While waiting for the hearing date, we helped the client gather additional documents to support his claim and submitted an extensive documentation package to the Board. We also had several preparation sessions with the client to prepare him to testify before the Board.
On the hearing date, our client gave his testimony and less than two hours into the hearing, the Board Member stated that he was accepting our client’s refugee claim. The client was declared a Convention Refugee on the spot and will soon be able to become a Permanent Resident of Canada.