Basis of Claim Form

Important Information

Please note that the procedures for providing the Basis of Claim form in Quebec have temporarily changed in light of the recent surge in claims in that province. Read more.

The purpose of the Basis of Claim BOC Form (PDF, 482 KB) is to present your refugee protection claim to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD). In the BOC Form, you will give details about yourself (your identity, family, documents and travel history) and about why you are claiming refugee protection in Canada. This form only applies to refugee claims made after December 14, 2012.​