Detention Review

Detention Review Process

Foreign nationals or permanent residents who have been detained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for immigration reasons appear before the Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) for detention reviews.

The CBSA may detain, or hold, a foreign national or permanent resident, if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the person:

  • Is unlikely to appear for an examination, hearing, a removal, or is a danger to the public or
  • If it has reasonable grounds to suspect that the person:
  • is inadmissible – that is, not allowed to enter or remain in Canada – for security reasons, or for violating human or international rights, serious criminality, criminality, or organized criminality.

The officer is not satisfied that the person:

  • has established his/her identity (this only applies to foreign nationals)