On August 22, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that Sudanese who were denied asylum or protection between August 23, 2022, and August 22, 2023, may qualify for a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA). The Canada Border Services Agency will contact eligible individuals about applying for a PRRA if they face an enforceable removal order. Generally, refugees and PRRA applicants must wait 12 months before reapplying if their claim was rejected, abandoned, or withdrawn. However, worsening conditions in Sudan may put some individuals at risk if they return, so some Sudanese are exempt from the 12-month rule depending on their refugee claim decision. After August 22, 2023, Sudanese who receive a final negative decision must wait 12 months before applying for a PRRA.