The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has issued a Practice Notice extending the time limit to provide the Basis of Claim (BOC) form for claimants who made their claims for refugee protection at a port of entry and whose claim was referred to the RPD on or after July 4, 2020.
In its Refugee Protection Division: Practice Notice on the resumption of in-person hearings, the RPD extended the time limit for filing a BOC form for claims referred up to and including July 3, 2020. An extension to October 12, 2020 is now being provided for claims referred between July 4, 2020 and August 28, 2020.
In addition, the RPD is temporarily extending the time limit for claims made on or after August 29, 2020. In these cases, the BOC form will now be due 45 days after the day on which the claim was referred to the RPD.
This temporary extension of time limits for filing a BOC form is for reasons of fairness and natural justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.