We can help you if you have been denied entry to Canada

Did you know that if you have been denied entry to Canada, or you think you may be denied entry to Canada, there are options available to you? Denied Entry to Canada

Being denied entry to Canada usually happens because the traveler has a criminal record of some kind. Even the most minor of offenses can result in a denial of entry, and Canada takes certain offenses more seriously than the United States does.

So, what can you do if you are or fear you will be denied entry to Canada?

Applying for a temporary resident permit to enter Canada

In many cases, you could be eligible to apply for a temporary resident permit in order to enter Canada. This means that once you are approved for one, you should be able to enter Canada for a temporary length of time. However, the temporary resident permit will have an expiry date and once it expires you must leave and apply for another if you want to return.

While this document can be applied for at the border if you are a United States citizen, that does not necessarily mean it is an easy process. If you would like to apply for one, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer beforehand.

We can help you if you have been denied entry to Canada. There are options available to you, but these options are not always easy. In addition, if you only think you may be denied entry to Canada, you can contact us and we can assess your case to see if you are inadmissible or not. We have over 15 years’ experience helping people immigrate to Canada, including those who want to visit but are unable to because of a criminal history.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

4 thoughts on “We can help you if you have been denied entry to Canada

  1. apple concepcion

    i recently applied for canadian tourist visa. but my application was denied. can you help me about this?

    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Apple

      Yes we can help for your tourist visa denial. Complete our online assessment at

      Tourist visa denials can be for many reasons including lack of documentation, ties to your home country etc.

  2. Syed


    I got to this website from the search engine Google. This is with ref to my Family Visit Visa for Canada that got rejected. I have been trying to get a visit Visa for the past 6-7 Years and get rejected for no proper reason.

    My Wifey parents are in Canada and are permanent residents. Her cousins are there too. We applied for UK,USA Visit and were granted visas.

    I would like to have your services, including your feedback after reading my reply below to them and advising me for the necessary steps.

    I would like you to go through the below which I sent to the Canadian Embassy related to our visa rejection which has their reasons for the rejection and my reply to them, unfortunately still getting a negative reply.

    This email is with ref to my Family visas that got rejected. I would really appreciate if you could advise me the criteria the officers follow for issuance of the Canadian Visa.

    I am a bit disappointed for not being granted the Visas as we were not even called for an interview which would have clarified any doubts the officer had.

    However, I would request you to please find below my replies in blue for the reasons the officer gave for the rejection.

    1. You have not satisfied me that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary resident. Several other factors mentioned in the table as below.

    1. I would like to inform you, when our daughter was born we did not have time to actually go for a vacation which is one reason we have not travelled much.
    I am a Banker and a professional photographer. It has been my longtime dream to cover Niagra Falls and a few other destinations.
    I am willing to provide any Guarantee that states our return at the end of our temporary stay in Canada.

    2. Your Immigration Status

    I am unable to understand this reason, request to please clarify.

    3. Your Family ties in Canada and in your country of residence.

    3. As mentioned in my application my in laws are permanent residents in Canada. My wife’s extended family are also Canadian citizens and I can provide what so ever documents required. We were born and brought up in UAE because of which we have an attachment with the place. Again as mentioned in my application all my family has been in UAE for over 35+ years. My siblings and myself were born and brought up in UAE. I have very clearly stated in my application how my brothers and I are well settled here. My wife also is very well settled here and is holding a very strong position with her Company where she has been working for last 7 years. My daughter is studying here and continues to do so.

    4. Purpose of Visit

    4. Again we wish to see our family and visit around.

    5. Your current employment situation

    I work for a bank in the Corporate sector and am very well settled.

    6. Your Personal assets and financial status.

    I earn a monthly salary of AED 10,000 (income exclusive the photography contract/projects I get). Recently I won a photography competition in Dubai.
    My wife earns AED 22,000.
    That makes it a Total Income of AED 33,000 Approx per month which I believe is good enough to support a family here and for a good vacation.

    Based on the above facts, I would appreciate if you could call us for an interview in case there are further doubts that need to be cleared.

    I personally thank you for taking some time to read my reply and hope to hear from you soon.


    Syed Ali Adeel Bukhari

    Despite the above email to them from me, I still got a negative reply, i.e; to re-apply with a new case.

    Please advise and hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Syed
      Thank you for your post.

      You certainly tried hard to get a visa to Canada and despite your efforts you still got refused. This does happen a lot. We can help.

      Please contact us and complete our online assessment form on our site as well.

      Michael Niren


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