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Ways to Make Refugee Claims by LEGIT 

Refugees by LEGIT: Canadian Immigration for Same-Sex Partners

Canada accepts people as refugees if they have a well-founded fear of persecution on certain grounds. These grounds are race, religion, nationality, political opinion and being member of a particular social group. Recognized social groups include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) and HIV+ people. Political opinion can also include the work of LGBT activists and HIV activists. It is possible to claim well-founded fear of persecution on multiple grounds. There have been successful claims made in Canada by LGBT and HIV+ people who are afraid to return to their country because of fear of persecution.

There are 2 ways to claim refugee status.

  • In Canada or at a port of entry
  • Outside Canada, at a Canadian embassy, consulate, or High Commission that is outside your own country

This page describes ways to make refugee claims: 



For more information and other ways to immigrate to Canada, please see: 

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