A designated representative is someone who represents a person appearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) who is unable to represent themselves because they are:
A designated representative is appointed as early as possible to ensure that the interests of the person appearing before the IRB are protected as of the beginning of the proceedings.
A designated representative is usually a parent, family member, legal guardian, or friend.
When there is no parent, family member, legal guardian, or friend who can act as a designated representative, the IRB will contract the services of an individual who has been identified as someone who is willing and able to act as a designated representative before the IRB. This person is called a
contracted designated representative.
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