Getting legal help
Refugee and immigration legal issues
Our refugee law program has changed as of April 2019. If you are a legal service provider and you would like more information on our current program, visit our interim refugee law services page.
If you are in Ontario, we may be able to help if:
- you want to apply for refugee status and you need help with your basis of claim form
- your request for refugee status (called a refugee claim) was rejected and you want to appeal
- you want to apply for a judicial review. This is a request you can make to the Federal Court of Canada if Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada or the Immigration and Refugee Board made a decision you do not agree with.
- you are a particularly vulnerable client. This means you or your family have a special case. For example, you are 17 years old or younger and you have not parent or legal guardian in Canada, you are in a detention centre, or you have a mental health condition.
You have to qualify financially for these services.