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Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA)

If you are in Canada, but have been denied or have lost your immigration status, and are now in the process of being removed from Canada, you may be invited by the government to apply for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA).

PRRAs are used for the government to assess whether you are being removed to a place where you are in danger of persecution or torture, or where there would be a risk to you of cruel or unusual treatment or punishment.  Under international and domestic law, Canada is obliged to ensure that you will not be subjected to serious harm on arrival to your country.

It can be challenging to ensure the government is presented with the best arguments to permit you to remain in Canada.  By engaging Fisher Law to assist you through this difficult process, you will be giving yourself and your family the chance to avoid removal from Canada.

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PRRAs are separate proceedings from any prior immigration processes, not appeals, and the government will consider new information regarding your situation.   This is a unique and valuable opportunity.  It is essential that you present any new information with clarity and detail.  It must be shown why you and your family should not be removed from Canada at this time and the risks you will face if you are required to leave.  


Fisher Law will provide assistance to:


  • assess your eligibility for a PRRA;

  • assist you to complete your PRRA application form;

  • acquire and assess required supporting documentation;

  • interview available witnesses;

  • investigate the current country conditions in the place of return;

  • ensure that all steps in the process are completed timely; and

  • assess proceeding with judicial review at Federal Court if your PRRA application is denied.  This includes consideration of stays of removal.

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