Canada begins renewing refugee protection claimant documents
Beginning August 8 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed the renewal of expired refugee protection claimant documents (RPCDs), starting with those that expired on or after January 1, 2020.
Impacted asylum claimants can now mail their completed RPCD request form and photos to the IRCC office in Winnipeg. Once a request is processed, clients will receive their renewed document by mail or be asked to pick it up at a local office. The Renew or replace your refugee protection claimant document section of the IRCC website provides more information on the process.
The RPCD is a secure document issued to refugee claimants. It serves as an identification document that claimants use to access the Interim Federal Health Program and other services in Canada.
RPCDs that expired before January 2020 will be renewed at a later date. In the meantime, all expired RPCDs remain valid until further notice.
For lost or stolen RPCDs, applicants are to continue to send an e-mail to IRCC.RPCDLostStolen-DDAPerduVole.IRCC@cic.gc.ca.