For refugee and immigration lawyers

Deferral requests

Effective June 8, 2015, LAO is issuing 10-hour certificates for requests to the Canadian Border Service Agency to defer removal, in circumstances where:

  • there is evidence of a risk to a Section 7 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms interest that has not been assessed
  • removal would be contrary to the best interests of a child
  • removal would cause significant hardship due to separation of dependent family members, or
  • there is an outstanding meritorious H&C application.