Timelines for your refugee claim

The timeline for your claim depends on where you started your claim. If you are making a claim when you arrive at a Canadian land border, airport or a seaport, you will not have much time to complete your Basis of Claim (BOC) form and immigration forms. The timeline for starting a claim is very different if you are making a claim from inside Canada.

To help you learn what the timelines are, choose the situation that best describes how you are starting your refugee claim.