Documents to support your refugee claim

Documents are an important part of your claim. They will help prove who you are, how you came to Canada, why you are making a refugee claim and why your refugee claim should be accepted.

While it can be very helpful to have documents to confirm every part of your refugee claim, it is possible to succeed with your case with few supporting documents.

The law requires you to have documents to prove your identity. If you do not have identity documents, you will need to explain what efforts you took to try to get documents. You can also bring a witness to your refugee hearing if you do not have documents to prove your identity.

It is also important to know that the use of false documents can lead to the rejection of your refugee claim.