LAO updates processes for Refugee Protection Division hearing coverage

Published: October 3, 2019

Further to LAO’s August announcement restoring immigration and refugee services, starting September 23, 2019, RPD hearing preparation authorizations for most claims will again be available after a claim has been referred to the Immigration and Refugee Board and when lawyers need to begin preparation work.

The requirement for a hearing to be scheduled will no longer apply.

Federal government funding announced on August 12 will allow LAO to make payments on refugee and immigration certificates up to and including March 31, 2020.

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