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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) - Immigration/refugee law services

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) - Immigration/refugee law services

Contact Information

Phone
416-979-1446
Toll-free
1-800-668-8258
TTY
416-598-8867
Toll-free TTY
1-866-641-8867

LAO helps people with low incomes with some immigration and refugee problems. For example, you might be able to get help:

  • if you’re detained for immigration reasons
  • to complete a Basis of Claim form
  • with your refugee hearing,
  • to prepare an appeal or application for judicial review,
  • with cessation or vacation hearings,
  • to prepare for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA)

To get help from LAO, you can:

  • call their free telephone line that lets you talk to a lawyer for up to 20 minutes to get information and general advice
  • apply for a legal aid certificate if you have a low income and if your legal issue is one that LAO covers
  • contact one of the Refugee Law staff offices in Hamilton, Ottawa, and Toronto