translated, and a statement that the translation is accurate, signed by the translator. You must pay for these translations yourself. You
must bring the originals to your hearing (or give them to the IRB sooner if the IRB asks for them), unless the documents have been
seized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) or Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Please see the Claimant's Guide for more
If you get more identity or travel documents that support your claim after you have provided your BOC Form, give two copies to the IRB
If you get more documents, other than identity or travel documents, that support your claim after you have provided your BOC Form,
give one copy to the IRB and a copy to the Minister, if the Minister is a party, at least 10 days before your hearing.
Deadline and process for submitting the BOC Form to the IRB
1. If you are making your claim at an immigration office inside Canada, you must bring the completed BOC Form and one copy
with you to your eligibility interview.
2. If you made your claim on arrival at a port of entry (an airport, seaport or land border crossing), you must give your completed
original BOC Form and one copy to the IRB no later than 15 calendar days after the date that the immigration officer gives you the
blank BOC Form.
You can bring the completed BOC Form and the copy, yourself, to the IRB office listed on your Notice to Appear, or you can send the
form by courier, fax (if the document is no more than 20 pages long, unless the IRB consents to receiving more than 20 pages) to that
IRB office but you are responsible for them being received by the due date. (Note: If the BOC Form is faxed to the IRB, the original
must be provided at the beginning of the hearing.)
Failure to provide the completed BOC Form to the IRB by the deadlines
If you made your claim on arrival at a port of entry and the IRB does not receive your completed BOC Form within 15 calendar days,
you will have to go to a special hearing no later than five working days after the deadline and explain why the IRB should not declare
your claim abandoned or, in other words, why you should be allowed to continue with your claim. The IRB may accept or reject your
explanation. If it rejects your explanation, your claim will be declared abandoned which means you will not be allowed to continue with
your claim, or make another claim for refugee protection in the future.
If you have counsel, you are responsible for making sure that your counsel meets the deadlines
If your information changes or if you want to add information, you must inform the IRB. Underline the information you changed or
added to your BOC Form, sign and date the changed pages, and send the original and one copy to the IRB. You must also sign a
declaration stating that the information you have given in the BOC Form, together with the changes and additions you have made, is
complete, true and correct. The IRB must receive these pages and the declaration at least 10 days before your hearing.
Your personal information
The confidentiality of the information you provide in this form is protected by the Privacy Act. Your personal information may be
disclosed only in the circumstances where such disclosure is permitted under the terms of that Act and of the Access to Information Act.
Disclosure in other claims
Although the confidentiality of the personal information you give in your BOC Form is protected, your information may be used in other
claims that are related to yours or similar to yours, even if the other person is not claiming refugee protection with you. Before releasing
this information to another claimant, the IRB will try to inform you about this in writing. To make sure that you receive this information,
remember to give the IRB your new address when you move, even after you have received a decision on your claim. The IRB will not
release the information if there is a serious possibility that releasing it will put someone's life, liberty or security in danger or is likely to
cause an injustice. If you do not want your personal information to be released, please explain on a separate sheet of paper why you
think there is a serious possibility that releasing your information may put someone's life, liberty or security in danger or is likely to
cause an injustice. Attach the sheet of paper to your BOC Form.
Disclosure to other organizations
The personal information you provide on this form is collected under the authority of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the
purpose of determination of your claim for refugee protection by the IRB. Your personal information may be shared with other
organizations including the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the Canadian Security
Intelligence Service (CSIS) and law enforcement agencies, for the purpose of administration and enforcement of the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act.
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RPD.02.01 (November 2012)
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Basis of Claim Form - Appendix
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