Previously, the IRB included the full 94-page printed version of the Refugee Appellant's Kit with a negative refugee protection decision. As of March 26, however, it will provide an abbreviated paper version by mail, with the
full document and forms available electronically.
The Refugee Appellant's Kit helps walk appellants through the IRB refugee appeal process. The previous practice was deemed to be cost ineffective and unnecessary and did not conform to environmentally sustainable practices. The IRB will therefore now place greater focus on electronic delivery.
Printed copies of the kit will continue to be available at all regional offices for those unable to access the electronic version.