If you disagree with a negative refugee decision and want to appeal, you can appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)
under specific conditions.
You cannot appeal the RPD decision to reject your refugee protection claim if:
- you are a designated foreign national;
- your refugee protection claim was withdrawn or abandoned;
- the RPD decision says that your claim has no credible basis or is manifestly unfounded;
- you made your claim at a land border with the United States and the claim was referred to the RPD as an exception to the Safe Third Country Agreement;
- the Minister made an application to cease (end) your refugee protection, and the RPD decision allowed or rejected that application;
- the Minister made an application to vacate (cancel) the decision to allow your refugee protection claim, and the RPD decision allowed or rejected that application;
- your claim was referred to the RPD before the relevant provisions of the new system came into force in December 2012;
- your claim for refugee protection was deemed to be rejected under Article 1F(b) of the Refugee Convention because of an order of surrender under the Extradition Act.
If you miss the time limit to file the notice of appeal or the appellant's record and you still want to continue with the appeal, you must file an
application for an extension of time.