The Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) is the division of the IRB that hears appeals of refugee matters. In addition, the RAD gives most claimants a chance to prove that the RPD decision or law was wrong and gives a chance to submit new evidence that was not available at the time of the RPD process. In most cases, the RAD make decisions without a hearing, based on the documents provided by the parties involved and the RPD records.
In order to maintain an efficient appeal process, the RAD arrange informational sessions that help refugee appellants better understand refugee claim process. The sessions are offered in three main regional offices: in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.