Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
Certain foreign national and permanent residents who are ordered removed from Canada may get an option to apply for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA). If they receive an opportunity to apply for PRRA, they must inform an officer within specified period of time that if they would like to apply for the same or not. If they choose to submit this application, their removal order is stayed until a decision is made in their PRRA application. In order to succeed in PRRA, the applicants must demonstrate if they have risk of persecution, danger of torture, risk to your life or the risk that you may be subjected to cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. Certain foreign nationals may not be allowed to submit PRRA application such as failed refugee claimants from certain countries whose claim was rejected in the past 12 months.