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Completing your Basis of Claim (BOC) form

The Basis of Claim (BOC) form is an important part of your refugee claim. It explains who you are, what you are afraid of in your country and why you need refugee protection in Canada.

Get legal help as soon as possible. If you are making a claim when you arrive in Canada, it is due very soon (15 days).

To help you with completing your Basis of Claim (BOC) form, choose the situation that best applies to you.

I am making a claim when I arrive at a Canadian border, airport or a seaport (Port of Entry (POE) claim).

I am already in Canada and will be making a claim from within the country (Inland claim).