Applying for a pre-removal risk assessment? Here’s what you should know

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Pre Removal Risk Assessment

Are you someone who is facing the possibility of being removed from Canada? If you are under a removal order, you might be served with a pre-removal risk assessment by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The process can be overwhelming and confusing, but you can take an essential step, known as a pre-removal risk assessment, to prevent your removal. In this blog post, we will talk about what a PRRA is, who is eligible, why it is important, and how you can apply.

What is Pre-removal Risk Assessment?

Pre-removal risk assessment is a process that allows persons who are facing removal from Canada to request an assessment of the risks they would face if returned to their home country. PRRA evaluates whether the individual would be at risk of persecution, torture, or unusual treatment if deported.

Why is PRRA Important?

Pre-removal risk assessment is important because it provides a crucial safeguard for those facing removal from Canada due to immigration reasons. PRRA allows you to present evidence of any new risks you may face if you return to your home country. Below are some reasons why PRRA is important:

Protection from Harm: The PRRA provides a mechanism to demonstrate any new risks you may face if returned to your home country, such as persecution, torture, or risk to life or freedom.

Humanitarian considerations: The PRRA considers humanitarian and compassionate factors that may warrant allowing individuals to remain in Canada despite their immigration status. This includes factors such as the best interests of any children involved or the health and safety of the individual.

Compliance with international obligations: Canada has international obligations under various human rights treaties and conventions to protect individuals from persecution and harm. The PRRA process helps Canada fulfill its obligations under international law by providing a mechanism to assess and address potential risks to individuals facing removal.

Who is Eligible for a PRRA?

You are eligible to apply for a PRRA if you:

Have received a removal order from IRCC.

Not eligible for an appeal at the Immigration and Refugee Board

Not applied for a PRRA previously

Not had your PRRA application rejected within the past 12 months.

How to Apply for a PRRA?

Removal Order: Before applying for a pre-removal risk assessment, you must receive a removal order from Canada’s immigration authorities.

Complete the Application: Get the PRRA application package from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You must follow the instructions carefully and accurately fill out all the details.

Submit the Application: Once you have completed the Application, submit it to the designated IRCC office along with any required supporting documents. Including all relevant information and evidence to support your case is crucial.

Attend the PRRA Interview: In some cases, you may be asked to attend an interview with an immigration officer to discuss your PRRA application further. You must prepare thoroughly for the interview and provide the details honestly.

Wait for the Decision: After submitting your PRRA application and important interviews, you will receive a decision from IRCC regarding your eligibility for a PRRA. This will outline if your Application has been approved or rejected.

What happens after applying?

If Your Application is Accepted

If your pre-removal risk assessment application is accepted, you become a Convention Refugee in Canada. After that, you can apply for permanent residency in Canada. In some cases, you will see that you cannot become a conventional refugee, but you can stay in Canada longer. You can leave when things change, or it is safe to send you back to your home country.

If Your Application is rejected

You have to leave Canada if your application for a pre-removal risk assessment is denied. If and until you are granted a temporary stay of removal, you may apply for judicial review with the Federal Court of Canada.

Why do you need an Immigration Lawyer from Rameh Law?

Pre-Removal Risk Assessment

Rameh Law is an immigration firm in Canada that will help you prepare a strong PRRA, ensuring it’s meticulously prepared. We’ll ensure it’s well supported with enough documentary proof to establish that you need the Canadian government’s protection. We’ll ensure your Application has the best chance of getting approval. Make an appointment today and get your pre-removal risk assessment application prepared.

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