Refugee Claim Refugee claim is an application made by an individual who has fled their country of origin for fear of being persecuted. However, for an individual to be identified as a refugee he must have fled his country of origin and cannot return due to a justifiable fear of persecution. For these kinds of applications, the applicant will have to demonstrate that they have a substantial fear of prosecution in their country of origin based on: • Ethnic background• Religion• Place of origin• Affiliation or membership of a social group• Political views For refugee applications, the evidence of persecution doesn't have to show that the persecution currently exists. Applications may still be lodged if there is a possibility that persecution will occur as a result of the points mentioned above. The success of refugee claims in the light of the points mentioned above would normally depend on whether the Board believes in your story. If you can show that you are facing serious harm or intimidation in your application, your chance of success will be higher. Importantly, a refusal of your application by the Board can still be challenged by way of an appeal and A.R.E we have the knowledge and the experience to prepare your refugee appeal and to provide effective and vigorous representation before the Refugee Appeal Division.