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A Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) is a unique legal procedure within Canadian immigration law designed to protect individuals who are at risk of persecution, torture, cruelty, or unusual punishment if deported to their home country. It evaluates the potential danger or risk the individual may face upon returning to their country of nationality.
PRRA can be applied when an individual has been issued a removal order from Canada. However, it only becomes accessible once the person receives a notification from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) stating that they are eligible to apply. Typically, this is within 30 days after the notification is issued.
It’s crucial to note that not all individuals under a removal order can apply for a PRRA. The opportunity to apply is limited to those who did not have a previous risk assessment by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) or PRRA officer in the past 12 months. There are few exceptions to this rule, such as change in circumstances in the person’s home country or changes in the definition of risk by Canadian jurisprudence.
The PRRA offers a legal channel through which individuals facing removal can explain why they believe they are at risk in their home country. This procedure ensures they are granted an opportunity to make their case and potentially receive protection by the Canadian authorities.
Applying for a PRRA is a grave matter that requires adequate legal representation. As seasoned immigration lawyers, we at LexLords Canada Immigration Lawyers recommend seeking professional advice to navigate this complex process accurately and effectively.