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What are removal orders in Canada?

A removal order is issued when someone is convicted of breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Canada. If you have committed a crime or are in Canada fraudulently, you could be issued a removal order

The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for carrying out removal orders. There are three different types of removal orders in Canada: deportation orders, departure orders and exclusion orders.

Deportation Orders

A deportation order is issued for very serious offences or issued for people who have no status in Canada – for example, a person whose refugee claim has failed. When a deportation order is issued, the person in question must be deported from Canada by a specified date never to return to Canada again…unless he or she gets special permission (Authorization to Return to Canada)

Exclusion Orders

For an exclusion order, the person must leave Canada and cannot return to Canada for one year. If they need to return to Canada before one year is up, they have to apply for special permission from the Canada Border Services Agency.

Departure Orders

A departure order means that you are given a specified date, and must leave Canada within thirty days of this date.

Can I stop or delay a deportation order?

You may be eligible to appeal a removal order if you are a permanent resident in Canada or a protected person. People cannot appeal a removal order if they have immigrated fraudulently, have been involved in organized crimes, have been convicted of a serious crime and sentenced to more than two years, are a security threat to Canada and Canadians or have violated international or human rights in any way.

If you are facing a removal order in Canada, the appeals process is extremely difficult. Please contact our immigration law firm immediately for an assessment of your case.

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

137 thoughts on “What are removal orders in Canada?

  1. Fernanda

    Hi! I had my refugee claim denied and was given a departure order. I left within the 30 days. Will I have a problem to go back?

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    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Fernanda. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  2. Baraka Makelele

    Hi i was diplomat before but now no longer diplomat because my family has already gone back home and i had applied for post Graduation work but my post graduation was refused due to not providing more information about my studies. but right now im out of studies and i have re apply for the post graduation work permit. if they refused my applications again would they tell me to leave canada? i have a job and i have never commit any crime. also have a girlfriend and we were about getting married.would my girl friend help me get like married license or is any way?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Baraka. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  3. Carla

    Hi my boyfriend did a crime about 3-4 years ago and he got a probation for it. But he didn’t do why they asked him to do and he went to jail few times as well but not for more than 3days in jail. We had a lawyer but it seems like he’s not really trying to help. They’re sending him back in his Back home but I’m 4 months pregnant and he’s the only person that I have here in Canada. We are also both from different countries. I wanna know if we still have few chances or its there’s no possible way to make him stay?

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    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Carla. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  4. Emeldah

    Hi .my husband claimed refugee in 2011 and wasellers denied. We got married January 2016 and submitted his sponsorship in June. We have a 3 mnths old baby .he also applied for PRRA in March because boarder services called him . We haven’t gotten the results of both applications. Today boarder services called him to come see them in Nov 17 . do you think it might be deportation. ?? I am a permanent resident .what do u you suggest we do of them order him to leave ? Anything to stop deportation

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Emeldah. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your husband after looking at all the details of his situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

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  5. Sergio

    Hello,

    I’m Mexican and used to live in Canada from 2012 until 2015, first with a Work Permit, then with a Visitors permit while waiting on my PR application. PR application was cancelled due to a missing translation on a German police certificate with no entries.

    Last year 9.11.2015 while on a day trip in Seattle with my now wife and father in law, we crossed from US to Canada by land trying to return to Vancouver.

    I had a valid one year visitor permit that was good until 3.25.2016. CBSA took my wallet and cellphone and went through my personal messages and found a text alluding to an invoice to be sent to someone for the amount of $450. Based on this I was forced to write and sign a confession stating that I was working Illegally in Canada.

    I was issued an exclusion order and was asked to leave Canada within a weeks time. My passport was seized and I never received a paper copy of the exclusion order and Only a copy of my passport was given to me. CBSA advised that I could fight against the exclusion order at a Federal level. I did not pursue that option.

    I was also advised to report to CBSA at the airport where my passport would be returned to me upon my departure. I also received a Departure Confirmation form, signed by CBSA agents.

    Fast forward a year. My wife, from Germany, has been offered a full time position in Vancouver and the employer is willing to help her with a work permit with the intent to support a PR application. The employer is worried that my history would present a problem for me and that I will not be able to obtain an Open Work Permit to accompany my wife to Canada.

    Is there a chance that I will not be granted permission to enter Canada again? Which paperwork from the exclusion order case would I need to provide in order to successfully obtain an OWP based on my wife’s work permit?

    Should I have been given an exclusion order copy by CBSA? Should I have been given a document stating that my passport was seized by CBSA?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sergio. Thank you for writing to us. You appear tp have a problem, that if it is not addressed properly, will likely give you problems when you attempt to re-enter Canada. If you do not clear up the previous issues, you will most likely not be able to successfully for a work permit. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. lyn

    my 20yrs old son is without status in Canada because his wife is on social assistance after giving birth to their child. he was arrested for illegal possession of fire arm ,the case is still pending because it turns out the charges were changed to lesser charge because the gun cannot fire bullets. my question is can he apply for Humanitarian & compassionate grounds knowing he was arrested and still have a case pending?

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    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Lyn. This is a serious matter for your son. I am going to suggest that you contact us as soon as possible to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your son. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. John

    Hi, my mother had a visitor visa. She overstayed and for past 6 months is not legal. My wife and me received CSQ and plan to apply for to CIC for immigration. Will it affect my family and my immigration and PR? If I will get PR, can I sponsor my mom with your help?
    Thanks,
    John

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    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello John. Overstaying is a serious problem and is best dealt with quickly. We would need to see exactly the details of your mothers visa and your situation to see if there might be any issues. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. Sona

    My sister going through removal order currently. She lost her appeal for PR and was advised to apply for student visa to continue her studies in Quebec. Visa was rejected and a removal order was issued. Few days before removal order was issued we were adviced to apply for PR on H &C grounds. w are currently working on pre risk removal assessment form by ourselves. Please advice . Can we book a consultancy. We are worried how the removal order may affect her returning if she is asked to leave, and affect her if she were to go to u.s. for medical residency. She has completed one round of medical conversion exams here in Canada and wished to stay if possible

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sona. Thank you for contacting us. Your sister finds herself in a serious predicament. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms; we can certainly help you navigate the complexity of Canadian immigration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  9. Jasmine

    Hi
    I just Found out my boyfriend wants to marry me for PR card only and after marriages he’s going to leave me.If I marry him and if he deceives me in how many years can I deport him.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jasmine. If you and your boyfriend have known each other for less than two years, there will be a 2 year probation period for his permanent residency.
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Ariel

        Hi just want to know because me and my sister had a fight and misunderstanding with my mom. We just found out that she went to a consolate and is planning to have me and my sister send back to our native country. She sponsored us and we are staying here for 7months. I’m studying and working here in Canada I’m 22yrs old and my sister is 24yrs old. I don’t wanna leave. Is it possible she can do that? Any advice would greatly help.

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Ariel. We would need to know a lot more details of the immigration status of everyone that you mentioned in order to advise you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

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  10. Phoenix

    The very first time I went to canada I got a visitor record with must furnish proof of compliance as onr of the conditions on it when I left on the date it expired I thought I was supposed to turn it in to a US border agent.
    When the handed it to me and handed it back
    I didn’t think much of it.
    Now I’m worried about my trip back to canada in less than 20 days.
    Please help if contacted every one for cbsa. To cic to ircc and I just get pushed in circles with no one answering questions

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Phoenix. To best advise you we will need to know a lot more about you and the details of your situation. There are several ways to prove compliance; we will need to find the one that best fits your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. phoenix

        i cannot afford to book an appointment
        if someone can talk to me just to answer question.
        I mean i crossed the border and stuff with my passport being scanned and i still have my tickets from when i got on my plain that day .
        and i haven’t heard anything from them about being in trouble or anything like that i feel like im just worrying for no reason

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Phoenix. In order to give you a proper assessment of your situation we would really need to look in depth at all the circumstances surrounding your case.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  11. Sally

    My husband is in Canada on conditional PR that ends this year. He has provided false work history on his immigration application and seems to have married me just to come to Canada and then bring his family over here. Can he face deportation? It’s there a way for him to stay back here with me?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Sally. It sounds like a very stressful situation. The answer to your question is Yes, he can have his PR revoked and be deported for providing false information on his immigration application. This is a very serious offense. If you would like to explore the options available so that he can keep his status and stay with you, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, George

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      1. Sally

        Hi, thanks for your quick response. Can he still stay if it seems like he got married only to get him and his family into Canada?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Sally. Immigration is very very strict when it comes to ensuring that a spousal sponsorship is a legitimate union.
          Regards, Vahe

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    2. rajeev

      Hello everyone !
      I ve a pr status of Canada as provincial nominee of Nova Scotia since 2013. Till today I did not get my desired job and under earning. If I move to different province now will it affect my citizenship application?
      Thanks a lot

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      1. Vahe Mirzoyan

        Hello Rajeev. Yes, moving will effect your provincial PR status, and that will effect your citizenship application. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you to move forward with. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
        Regards, Vahe

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        1. rajeev

          Thanks a lot for your reply . But it could be possible otherwise to make this move possible? or should we wait for certain period of time ? your response is much appreciated.

          Reply
          1. Vahe Mirzoyan

            Hello Rajeev. We really need to know a lot more about your current situation before planning out a strategy for you. Immigration is a very serious and important part of everyone`s life. Making partially informed decisions is not wise. Contact us to make an appointment with one of our immigration professionals. It is in your best interest.
            Regards, Vahe

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  12. James

    Hi,
    I had applied for refugee but was not successful I got a removal letter n was given a date to leave 4 years ago and I still live in canada. Is their anything I could do from getting deported

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello James. Yes there are legal steps that you can take that would allow you to stay in Canada. Ignoring a removal letter is a serious immigration offense and it is only a matter of time before it catches up to you. Have you already been served with a deportation order? I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  13. Martin

    Hello
    I was in Canada back in 1990-1992 while i was served deportation notice I never “left” from Canada legally. I went to USA and became citizen. While in Canada or USA I never been convicted or committed any crimes. Now my question may be simple or difficult. If my flight is stopping trough Canada flying to one of the European countries, am I going to have problem waiting for my connecting flight on Canadian airports.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Martin. You should not have any trouble with your connection flight provided you stay within the airports secured area for international travelers. If you ever do wish to return to Canada you will need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).
      Regards, Vahe

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  14. Jack

    My wife came into Canada as a visitor but was given an exclusion order of two months based on her car being packed with essentials for a three month visit. Ideally we would like to apply for her permanent residency. Does an exclusion order prevent her from applying for permanent residency? If we apply will the application be rejected?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Jack. An exclusion order can be very stressful. It does appear on your wife’s permanent record, but there are ways to proceed with what you want to accomplish even with the exclusion in the background. Navigating the immigration landscape is a very complex task, made even more complex when a denial or exclusion is present. The good news is that in the 18 years that we have been practicing immigration law, we have seen many cases such as yours and we know exactly how to present them to immigration. I recommend that you talk to one of our immigration experts who will be able to help you achieve your permanent residency goal. To book a consultation you can call us at 1-855-866-8472, or go online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  15. Pardeep Verma

    Me and my wife were deported from Canada without committing any criminal offence. The reason of our deportation was that we overstayed in Canada after our refugee case was rejected. My daughter was born in Canada in 1991 and she is currently residing in Canada as she is a citizen of Canada and is working as an engineer there. So I would like to enquire that whether we can come back to Canada? And if yes, then how?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Pardeep. The fact that you overstayed after your refugee case was rejected is not a good thing as you know. It will complicate every attempt that you make to get back to Canada. Your case is difficult, but not impossible. Your daughter can apply for Parental Sponsorship for you. She will however have to address the issue of your deportation. I suggest that you make an appointment and talk with one of our legal team advisers who can determine the best way to construct the application. You can book an appointment by following this link http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  16. Alicia

    Hi, my name is Alicia, my sister is leaving illegally in Canada, she went to a immigration hearing, it wasn’t good nor bad, her daughter had a medical condition and did a surgery a few years back, her faith is merely on what the doctor tells the immigration officer, she has another appointment next Wednesday, in which they will tell her if she’s going to get through or not. What can she do? Can she appeal if ever she’s being deported?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Alicia. It must be very stressful for your sister and you. Unfortunately time is of the essence in your sister’s case. You have not given me enough information on your sister’s situation for me to help you right here. There are many factors that determine if an appeal will be possible. Please Alicia, complete this form for me as quickly as possible http://goo.gl/RvRtRK make sure that you indicate that you have a hearing next week for deportation. We will look at it right away and be in contact with you.
      Good luck,
      Vahe

      Reply
  17. Sam

    I have been here from Jamaica for over 27 years. I’m not a Canadian, still landed status. I have commited serious crimes ( all violent/domestic violence) while here, police have pages of history on me. I have not received serious jail time though.
    Can I be deported? Immigration recently asked me to sign papers for a passport to leave? Can they do that?
    I do not work and haven’t since I came here. Can I fight this?

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  18. John

    I received a closed work permit in 2007 but when i landed my boss didn’t had any work for me so i decided to work to another contractor till my work permit expired. He asked for my sin and i give it to him. I left Canada after my work permit expired. But i want to go back, find a job offer and apply for another work permit. My question is if the CIC has this information( working to another employer) and if i been flag so that i can’t apply ever again. If i get a job offer does the CIC going to check my background in order to find if i complied with the work permit terms?

    Thank’s for your time.

    Reply
  19. tameka

    hi, I’m 23 yrs old, I came to Canada when I was eighteen. a lady friend told me I can’t be In Canada illegal and she told me to file for refugee, which I did, but I was turn down and now I’m bk in my home country st Vincent, I was given a removal order, I left the country within 30 days, an officer was there to see me leave I was also given a fee to leave, can I return to Canada?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Tameka,

      Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear about your removal order as a result of your Refugee Claim being denied. It is always best to consult with a Legal Professional when it comes to matters as serious as Immigration is. There are ways that are made available to applicants in your situation to be able to return to Canada…but in order for me to determine if that option is applicable to you. Kindly complete this form for me Tameka, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  20. Imran

    If I came to Canada as a visit visa. After landing in Canada do I have a chance to apply canada refugee or humanitarian bases of stay in Canada

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Imran,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Yes there is a chance that you would be able to apply as a Refugee Claimant here in Canada…but prior to doing so, you should consult with a Legal Professional to first see if you qualify to apply as well as what is the best way to go about doing so. Kindly complete this form for me Imran, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the details I need to advise you accordingly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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    2. Twirf Becca

      How long from being given an exclusion order to actually being put on a plane or whatever the leaving process is?

      Reply
      1. Muga Rajbhandari

        Hello Twirf. We need to see exactly what the exclusion order says. Time is of the essence. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you, as soon as possible. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
        Regards, Muga

        Reply
  21. Raj

    Hello,

    I am holding post graduate TWP and my spouse holding Dependant WP. I applied for FSW in May 2014 from within Canada, in which I include my spouse as second applicant. My file is under process of verification. My employment verification in my home country was proven negative by CIC, I received mail from cic that I did misrepresentation and will issue removal order soon.

    Is there any way I can appeal this order if CIC will issue?
    How does it affect my spouse? Is she eligible to stay?

    Please advice,

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Raj,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We can definitely assist you with this matter as we have handled MANY cases like this and were able to get negative decisions overturned. Please complete this form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me the information I need to proceed with assisting you. MF

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  22. joan white

    me and husband got married in canada february 7th 2015 he over stayed in canada 6 months the immigration pick him up they put him in a hollancenter i would like to get a removal for my husband to go back canada with me i am in trinidad with my husband he is a trinidian i am with him in his country i am leaving on 14 may i would like for you to call me soon as possible my number is i really appreciate if you can contact before this date thank you very much and let me know wat can i do to bring home my husband back with me i am not well and i need to be with me plz do try and do your best for me i really appreciate it yours joan ramlogan

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Joan,

      Thank you for your post. In order for us to be able to assist you with this process, we would need to obtain some more information about the situation. Please complete this form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and submit it. Once it is received, we will review it and contact you so that we may help you and your husband! MF

      Reply
  23. Desufnoc

    If I withdraw my refugee claim before it goes to the IRB, will I get a departure order? If so, will I be able to appeal it?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Desufnoc,

      Thank you for your inquiry. If you have withdrawn your claim, it means that you are presently residing in Canada without a status, which is illegal. In order for me to advise you correctly on what can be done in order to restore your status, I will need to learn more about your case. Please complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as I will review it and contact you to advise of what the next steps will be. MF

      Reply
  24. Jenny

    Hi,

    My husband entered Canada as a visitor and overstayed for 2 years. He left Canada in 2014 and now he would like to immigrate there or to go back and live legally in Canada. Would just like to know how can it be?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jenny,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Before I can advise you on what options are available, I must learn more about you and your husband’s situation. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  25. Emad Balkhair

    Dear Sir

    I have deported since 2005 because I didn’t appear at the airport to leave Canada after I’ve met an officer of immigration and he said that my case was refused and I have to issue a new case , then I agreed and I signed to return but I didn’t show up ! so i got caught and jailed me for 1 month ! and then they deported me by force back to Yemen ! Therefore , what should I do to go back to Canada ! and now I’m permanent residence at Saudi Arabia ( but I have no right to be treat as Saudi citizens ) I’m Yemeni !

    Thanks Alot For Your Assistance !

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  26. Jaspreet singh

    I am an Indian nationality. I have been removed from uk. I was there under visitor visa and main reason of removal was to work (failed to comply with the rule of stay). Now, I am very much settled in India and want to apply for visitor visa for Canada.

    By this time, I have lost all the documents from UK deportation issues and the old passport also. But, in Canada immigration purpose, I need to provide all of my previous information.

    Please advise me, regarding the pros and cons of my previous deported or removal order from UK information.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jaspreet,

      Thanks for the question. Your previous immigration issues will make the Canadian immigration process more difficult for you, but our experienced immigration lawyers can help to minimize the impact of this. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  27. Diana

    My husband was deported from US 15years ago to Africa. He came to Canada 2011 and applied for refugee and told the officer about his criminal record in US. I sponsored him in 2012 and the immigration officer denied him due to his passed criminal issue in US. He got a letter to report to refugee office for a meeting but he could not go due to work. We have not receive any letter from them and don’t know his status. According to the immigration officer he has to get the US closed because he called and it was still open even tho he was remove from US. Can you help?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Diana,

      Your husband is in a difficult situation, but fortunately our experienced immigration lawyers have a lot of experience in this area and would be glad to help out. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  28. Rahman

    Hello,

    I am an Indian nationality. I have been deported or removed from UK more than 10 years back. I was there under student visa for 1 year approx. and main reason of deportation was to work more hours as student (failed to comply with the rule of stay). Now, I am very much settled in India and want to apply for skill migration for Canada.

    By this time, I have lost all the documents from UK deportation issues and the old passport also. But, in Canada immigration purpose, I need to provide all of my previous information.

    Please advise me, regarding the pros and cons of my previous deported or removal order from UK information.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  29. Faz

    i got exclusion Order for one year before I graduate 2 weeks and I am in my country now can’t finish the last class to graduate . I applied for autherization letter and got denied . Now I have now way to got to Canada and I am so worry if I can come back after one year . If there is lawyer can help me please contact me at my email please . Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Faz,

      Thanks for the question. We can definitely assist you in obtaining an Authorization to return or in appealing the previous decision that was made on your case, as we have a lot of experience doing this. Please see [email protected] for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  30. ana monarca

    Hi , my friends have been in canada for 2 years and recently denied refugee, they received a removal order a few days ago and now they have to meet an officer on tuesday . What do they expect from that meeting? What are they gonna do and say to my friends? What if they wanna stay ? Would i be in trouble for helping them? if they decide to stay,i am a permanent resident.
    Thank you in advance…

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Ana,

      Thank you for the question. Your friends will likely be asked questions regarding the circumstances they faced in their home country, as well as the details of what they have been doing in Canada, and also questions about any applications they have made to the Canadian government. This is a difficult situation to be in, and it would be highly recommended for you to speak with one of our immigration professionals in order to maximize the chances of your friends being able to stay in Canada. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law/deportation-from-canada/removal-orders-canada/ to learn more about removal orders.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  31. Shannon

    Hi Michael,

    My boyfriend is an illegal immigrant from the uk who overstayed his visa by 5 years.

    We were recently informed that someone has reported him to Canadian boarder services.

    My question is…how long will it take for him to be issued a deportation letter.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Shannon,

      I am sorry to hear about your circumstances. It is difficult to predict the time it will take for his case to be reviewed by immigration officials, but it will be critically important for your boyfriend to obtain legal advice from an immigration lawyer as soon as possible in order to ensure that every legal option is pursued prior to and/or after the issuance of a deportation order. Please feel free to contact us so that we can guide you and your boyfriend through this process.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  32. Mario

    Hello,

    Before finishing school, I was convicted for DUI and leaving the scene of accident. After that, I applied for a study permit extension, which was granted for longer than my schooling time. I graduated and applied for a post-graduation work permit. But it was refused on the grounds of inadmissibility. As a consequence, I received a removal order from CIC Canada. I need to leave before the 30th of this month.
    I have a very specialized job in plastic fabrication, my departure will negatively impact the company since I am the only one who knows the costumers and solve the problems our clients might have. On top of that, I am the only one who can train the new guy on the techniques we use at work. My boss is willing to even talk on my behalf to stop my removal order. I also legally married my girlfriend last Sunday, who is Canadian by birth, doesn’t want me to leave, and to whom I don’t want to leave because I am supporting and helping her, especially now that she enrolled school to start next month.

    Is there any hopes that I can remain in the country, paying my taxes as I did every year while here? All I want is stay by my wife’s side, and keep my job.

    Sincerely,

    Mario.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mario,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that you received removal orders, but fortunately there may in fact be legal options that you could pursue in order to remain in Canada. However, this is a very complex process and it would be highly advisable to seek the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  33. al

    I get a removal order letter and I don’t no what to do now and my wife is having our second child and I have a sponsorship paper in what the best thing for me to now when I only have 1 week and days left?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Al,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that you have received a removal order. Although this is a difficult situation, fortunately, we have many years of experience in helping people remain in Canada after they have received removal orders. It would be highly advisable to immediately seek the assistance of one of our skilled immigration officials, and they would be happy to help you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions you may have.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  34. raj

    i have received voluntary departure letter from cic on refusal of my H and c application i have wife here she is permanent resident and we going to have babyi don’t want her to leave in this situation .she cant sponsor me until jan 2016 .so we applied for TRP how successful u think my application would be or if its rejected will they give me deportation order or exclusion order .she can still sponsor me in 2016 .how strong my case will be .we applied TRP in month of august .

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Raj,

      Thank you for the question. Although you are in a very difficult situation, we have helped many clients just like you remain in Canada after receiving voluntary departure letters, and we would be more than happy to help guide you through this complex legal process. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can be of further assistance to you.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  35. Dev

    Hello Mr Michael,
    I have an emergency case: I just received a convocation from the Canada Border Services Agency 2 days ago asking me to meet an officer this next Monday. my refugee claim was unsuccessful last year, and my appeal as well. What am I supposed while I just got my work permit and still looking for a work? and I live with my aunt who’s a Citizen.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Dev

      We will reach out to you. Contact [email protected] and we can refer you to the right lawyer to help
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
    2. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Dev

      CBSA will likely initiate removal proceedings. You should be given the opportunity to apply for a Pre Removal Assessment (PRAA). At this stage you should be represented by an immigration professional as there may be other options as well.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  36. Carol

    HI I have been living in Canada for the past few years and have been renewing my visitor visa every 6 months and finally but recently I did not renewed it because I just married and my husband is in the process of sponsoring me. My question would I be able to remain in Canada while waiting for an approval? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Anna Gorovaya

      Dear Carol,
      Thank you for your post! This depend on what type of spousal sponsorship your husband is completing. If you are applying for the Outside spousal sponsorship-you need to apply for your status in Canada. The Inland spousal sponsorship gives you an implied status in Canada when your application is in process. Please keep in mind that during the Inland spousal sponsorship you cannot travel outside of Canada.

      If you would like to know more details about the difference between Inland spousal sponsorship and Outside spousal sponsorship, please contact us by filling out our assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and one of our Immigration Specialists will be in touch with you shortly.

      Thank you!

      Reply
  37. Cross border couple

    I have been with my long term partner for 10 years. I am British. He is Canadian. Recently I overstayed my TRP and then returned to the uk. When I tried to re-enter Canada, the border officers questioned me and I admired to overstaying my Temporary resident permit. As a consequence the officer issued me a 1 year exclusion order. Me and my partner want to get married. Do you think cic will view our marriage as genuine since we would of got married after I was issued exclusion order? We have lots of relationship proof dating back to 2003. I need to sort out my status before I can return to Canada

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Cross Border Couple,
      I am sorry to hear of your exclusion order. Given that your relationship has been long term and you have indicated that you have supporting evidence of your relationship since 2003, your chances of a strong sponsorship application are increased. It would be best to have all the details of your case reviewed by a member of our Canadian Immigration Team. If you wish, fill out our Online Assessment Form and that way we can review your information and get back to you with a more detailed answer to your question.

      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  38. Jesse

    Hi,
    I overstayed my visitor visa by a year and was issued an exclusion order. My daughter is with me and we have established ourselves here and do not want to go back. What can I do?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi Jesse,
      We would be happy to help you with this. Would you mind filling out our form here: http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/
      This will provide some more detailed information and allow us to assess your situation. Once you submit this information one of our experienced immigration consultants will be in contact with you within 24 hours.
      I hope this helps
      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  39. Jill

    Hello Michael,

    My husband has been a PR in Canada for 3 years and recently made a poor decision to lie on his application for a US Green Card. Can this jeopardize his PR status/citizenship application in Canada or lead to deportation?

    Thank you so much for your advice and for taking time to answer our questions – it’s incredibly generous!

    Jill

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jill,

      Thank you for the inquiry. Generally, misrepresenting personal information when applying for a Green Card in the US will not adversely affect one’s status as a permanent resident in Canada. Although you and your husband find yourselves in a difficult situation, there may be options that are available for him in regards to entering the US in the future, and we can certainly help with this as we have many years of experience in successfully helping people file waivers to enter the US. Please fill out our free online assessment in order to receive personalized advice from one of our immigration professionals http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  40. Rajvir

    Hello I recently got an exclusion order from cbsa while I was returning to canada only because I have my work related messages in my phone for one year . All I want to know is m I able to come back because I have a valid study permit after the exclusion order expires . It is valid for 6 months after the exclusion order expires

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Rajvir,
      Most exclusion orders do not allow you to return to Canada for one full year. If the exclusion order was based on what the CBSA considers to be ‘misrepresentation’ then you will not be permitted to return to Canada for two years. The only exception to this is with written permission from the CBSA.
      If you have any further questions please fill out our online immigration assessment form and a representative will contact you directly.

      Regards,
      Sarah Jane

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  41. Beverly

    Hi I’m a successful refugee claimant now I had a pr status . My husband who threated to kill me is now working in the Arab countries. I want to go to my country of origin to get my Canadian born son who is now 8 years old. But I’m scared of losing my pr status is there any way I can go home just to get my son and return back to Canada. Thanks for ur advice

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  42. annie

    Hi Michael,
    My mother brought me to Canada at 3 months old and never informed me of my lack of residency. At 18, they came to my house and took both my mother and I. I had a job and went to school without any problems. I have no criminal record or anything of that nature. My papers are still in Canada and I am not positive if I was issued a deportation or removal order to return to the United States. I was given 30 days to leave after being denied the HRC form as the US was no danger for me; and confirmed with the officer upon leaving. Do I need to fill out any form or can I visit Canada freely? Also, is there any way to fight for Canadian citizenship? I am now 20 years old and living in the U.S , what are my options, if any?

    Thanks a lot,
    Annie

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Annie,
      The answer to your question is going to depend on the circumstances surrounding your removal (or not) from Canada. While US citizens do not require a visa to visit Canada, your circumstances are such that it would be best to determine your eligibility to enter Canada before you travel. If you would like to speak to one of our Canadian Immigration Specialists about your case, please fill out this Free Online Eligibility Assessment Form. Once you submit your information, someone from our office will be in contact within 24 hours.

      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  43. jenelle

    Hello I have a question my husband has applied for refugee claim when he got caught in Canada driving myself to work even thou he haren’t had his licence but my car was suspended due to.l unpaid tickets I previously had… The police arrested him becuz he never had his IDs on him so they took him to the immigration detention board and later that day they let him out on refugee claim but was let out becuz the office gave him a chance so my husband took the offer.. But we have a lawyer And our lawyer said he’s by passing time?! Which ok I get it but 2 yrs later he didn’t get a answer yet but his lawyer called him and told him he has a court date and I’m just curious we got married in the summer past and we have a son also together could they send him back even thou he has his family here? And he has a work permit what can happendix?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Jenelle

      Thank you for you post. Your husband can still be removed to Canada even if he is married with a child born in Canada. If he has a pending refugee claim, let’s hope its approved. If not he may have to appeal it. If you get married and he is removed, you can sponsor him but he will need to apply for an Application to Return to Canada (ARC). There are other issues in this case. Speak to your lawyer to make sure he is providing you and your husband with all the options.
      Best
      Michael

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  44. Ali Ayoub

    Hi…When entering Canada I was issued a departure order because as a permanent resident I failed to comply with the residency obligation. When leaving Canada a few days later I was given a Certificate of Departure. These events took place almost one year ago. As I now look carefully over all the documents I realize that the cause of removal/inadmissibility on the Certificate of Departure is A38 and it does not seem right as A38 appears to be inadmissibility on health grounds. In the departure order I can see references to Paragraph 41(B), Section 29 but there is absolutely nothing about A38 or any health issues. nobody at the Immigration has ever questioned my health. I suspect on the Certificate of Departure the cause of removal was not coded properly. What can I do in this situation? Should I file a complaint with the Canadian Immigration or Border Service? If their job is enforcing the law they should do it right. I worry that if I do nothing about it the improper code on the Certificate of Departure can cause me additional trouble. I’m now considering visiting Canada on a short business trip.

    Reply
    1. Donnell Kent

      Hello Ali,

      Thank you for your post. We would be glad to assist you to meet your immigration goals to Canada. Kindly visit http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and fill out our free on-line assessment. From there we will be able to complete a thorough assessment of your situation and then be able to give you immigration advice as to how you can travel to Canada.

      Reply
  45. Kiwee

    Hello Michael
    I’m very impressed that you answer so many questions. I’m a permanent resident in the US. I left Canada within the given time for Departure Order due to withdrawal of my refugee claim. The form is currently misplaced and I don’t think it was a Deportation Order.I plan to visit Canada. Do I still need an ARC?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Thank you Kiwee

      If you just had a Departture Order and confirmed your departure with CBSA you should be able to return to Canada as a visitor without an ARC. However, given your immigration history, CBSA could still deny your entry to Canada. You may want to contact us for help.
      Best
      Michael

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  46. Kathy

    Hello Good day

    friend was issue a removal order from the CBSA after a failed refugee claim he did not do appeal or anything, can he make pre removal assement…….

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Kathy

      Your friend should be able to apply for a PRRA. The CBSA officer usually will give out a form for this. PRRAs are very hard to get approved for. Under 4% are approved so you have to make a very strong case.
      Best
      Michael Niren

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  47. Marwan

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to get advice!
    I have a question please.
    I am a refugee claimant. I have attended my hearing more than a year ago and I am waiting for a response from the refugee board. I believe my case is strong. now I had a girlfriend that was leaving with me. we had some arguments and I asked her to leave my place. she called the police on me saying that I kicked her out of the apartment to which I own the lease, and she said I refused to give her her clothes and stuff. the police questioned me and took notes about me. they also called immigration to validate that I am a legal immigrant here.I was not arrested or anything.
    my question is: does this encounter with the police affect the refugee board decision regarding my case?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Marwan,

      I am afraid I am not able to answer your question without further information from you. I have passed your email address to one of our experienced consultants. They will email you for further information soon.

      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  48. sham

    this information does not seem right at all. mr.micheal niren.a minor who is eght years old comes to canada as a refugee and is deported does not need an arc. thats a minor we talking about here.!

    Reply
  49. Juan

    hi I was deported 10 years ago from canada me and my family applied for refugee but was not successful we left voluntarily, i was 8 years old. Now i have the opportunity of a scholarship in a university in canada. Am I eligible for a study permit?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Juan
      You may be eligible for a student permit. You can visit our website for details on study permits . In terms of your failed refugee claim you may need to also apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) in order to get admission to Canada. ARCs are not easy to get and can take many months to process. It is recommended you get professional assistance for ARCs.
      Best
      Michael

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  50. ANA

    Hi, I have a failed refugee claim and a negative Humanitarian application, we will be leaving Canada probably very soon as an removal order was issued.We went to consultation to see what we can do to come back to Canada, the lawyer suggested that my husband could apply as a skilled worker since his company wants to keep him and could give him a job offer!
    My questions are : 1) Can my husband apply as a skilled worker without doing
    a LMO but still submit a job offer with the application?
    2) Can a lawyer do the ARC application from inside
    Canada and also pay the fees for it from inside?
    We have a child born here, a lawyer is telling us that we have good chances to return, but I want to hear other opinions too! So thank you for taking time reading this and I will appreciate any answer I get.

    Reply
    1. Sonia Grewal

      Hello Ana,

      Thank you for your questions.

      It is always advisable leave Canada within the required time if you have a removal order and plan on trying to come back to Canada. This is unless there is some serious reason as to why you can not go back to your home country. If you qualify for a Federal Skilled Worker application then you will be able to submit the application. ARC is only required in certain situations, as such, I suggest you fill out an assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com and book a consultation with us. Thank you

      Reply
  51. Anonymous

    Good afternoon, I wonder if I can go back to canada. Me and my wife were deported (deportation order) we were being advised by a lawyer and never told us what was really happening. We received a response to the refugee process that failed, and were waiting for another process to be accepted. when we realized it was already late and we had to return. Our son is Canadian and we would love to go back to canada. My wife Parents are immigrants. Living in Brampton and have own house. They work and they can help us.

    If you can tell me something I really appreciate.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello

      You can apply to return to Canada by applying for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC). ARCs are difficult to get. Depending on your son’s age and other factors, he may be eligible to sponsor you to Canada. You can complete our online assessment form and we will get back to you with options.
      Best
      Michael

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  52. Younus

    Hello Micheal

    My friend is in canada as a refugee from somalia,his case is currently abandon because he did not attend the hearing day due to not recieving the letter.So he called the immigration and told him he has to wait for a remmoval letter.The question is if he appeals would he remain in canada as the situation in somalia is extremly dangerous.Thank you for taking your time to read.

    Younus

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Youus

      Your friend’s case is critical and requires immediate legal assistance. If his refugee claimed is abandoned, he is now in the removal stream. Contact a lawyer right away
      Best
      Michael

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  53. heni

    Hello I was deproted 2009 and i been free of crime in my home country since then and i suffered alot since i left canada i dont have drug charges firearms charges rape charges no serious charges i have my whole family there my parents own a business in canada how long does the whole process take and if i hire a lawyer would it be any faster and would it give me bigger chance to come back or not ,this lawyeer said i have good chance to come back if i have family in canada but lawyers can tell you good things just to take your money as well so i am looking for honest answer if you can provide for me that would be great have a good one

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Heni

      Thank you for your post. If you were deported from Canada, then you need to apply for an Application to Return to Canada (ARC). We can help with this but we would need the details about your deportation —what the circumstances were etc. You can go to our online immigration assessment form for help
      Best
      Michael

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  54. Liz

    My son-in-law;s refugee status was refused and he’s heading back to St. Lucia next week. My daughter is expecting their first child. I don’t know anything about ARC and do not have a lot of money for lawyers. Is this an application that can be filled out by us and given to a lawyer to review? How long does it take for an ARC application to be approved so he can return. We are also in the process of filling out a sponsorship for him. Would we send in both at the same time? I have been told that the sponsorship package cannot be sent in until he leaves Canada, is that the same for a ARC application?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Liz
      You can complete an ARC submission and have a lawyer review it. We do not do this. We handle ARCs from start to finish because they are very complicated and hard to get approved. But since your daughter is expecting her first child that is a factor in the application. ARCs can take many months to process and your son-in-law can’t return to Canada until it is approved with the sponsorship. You would file them both at the same time.
      I hope that helps
      Best
      Michael

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  55. Cedar

    If you have a Valid Work Visa, does that trump a denial of refugee status?

    Thank You.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Cedar
      Your valid work permit does not “trump” a refugee denial. I have little information to go on in your case so it is hard to give you more information. If you made a refugee claim and you got a work visa on the basis of your claim, you can remain in Canada until such time your case is refused (unless you appeal).
      Michael

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  56. Steve

    Hi Michael, I am just on a holiday visa for 6 months but am currently trying to get a work permit for Canada. The main reason for coming to Canada was to find a job here so I can be closer to my son. Unfortanly though my sons mother has stopped me from seeing my son and says I will never see him again. She has told the government I am working which I am not! So I am not to bothered about that. I need to no if I can get deported if I am trying to find a work visa here in Canada. My return flight is in may. Can u help?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Steve

      I am sorry about your situation. There is nothing wrong with looking for a job without a work permit. But of course you will need one before you start working. I don’t think you have to worry about your son’s mother. You are not doing anything illegal provided you do not overstay your visitor status.
      Good Luck!
      Michael

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  57. ahmed

    my name is ahmed iam a failed refugee claimant but i didn’t appeal to federal court just came back to my country before getting a departure order i met my immigration officer confirmed my travelled then left Canada now my question is i don’t in what removal type i left because i lost the final letter is that possible to get back Canada without arc

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Ahmed
      Thank you for your question.
      Since you are a failed refugee claimant, you are deemed deported from Canada and as such you will need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC). ARCs can take a number of months to process and they have to be compelling. For ARCs it is advisable to consider hiring a law firm for help
      Best
      Michael

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  58. Diogenes

    Hi Michael,
    Hope all’s good with you. My question is will it be possible for me to apply to have my stepson who just turned 18 years old to have him removed from Canada & be sent back to our country of origin? I tagged him along with my wife and my own kids under my sponsorship as one of my dependents when I arrived as an independent immigrant 4 years ago. He had been a consistent troublemaker in the family and was even fired from his job for threatening a customer with a weapon. He comes home drunk and a smoker too showing as a bad example to his younger siblings. We even found out from his half-brothers (my own sons who are 9 and 7) that he was hurting them when my wife and myself were not at home. Recently he just decided not to come back home anymore and decided to live-in with his girlfriend he barely knows. He texted us so many ungrateful rants and would not pick up the phone when I was calling him. He was boasting in his text messages that he knows his rights and that we can not do anything at all at this time as he wants his ” freedom ” as a young adult. My wife and I are both worried that due to his irresponsible , troublemaker, show off, and hot -tempered behavior that he might cause us some trouble in the future. We would like to know if can we still initiate some kind of action that would allow us to send him back to our country of origin legally? All of us are not citizens yet and are still permanent resident status since we landed in Canada 4 years ago.

    Your advice on this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and more power!

    Sincerely,
    Diogenes

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Diogenes

      Thank you for your question. I am sorry about what is happening with your step-son. If you think he may be committing a criminal offence or you are concerned about the safety of others, you should contact your local police to investigate. If your step son is a permanent resident and not a citizen, he could be subject to removal if he has been convicted of a criminal offence. It is up to the immigration authorities to initiate removal proceedings in this case. But normally, once a PR completes his sentence that is when Canada immigration usually steps in. You can notify them by contacting your local CBSA office. Best Michael

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  59. Ranjit

    Hi Michael

    Thanks a ton for lending out free advice.
    I have a situation as well that I need you advise for.
    My parents are living here with expired PR card and they are not able to meet 2 year residency requirement out of last 5 years. They entered in Canada before the expiry of their PR card. I know they can apply for PR card after completing their 2 years out of last 5 years at the time of application. However, in this phase whats their status? I believe they have lost their permanent resident status. Is it possible that CIC might come after them and issue removal orders for not meeting residency obligations. Actually, their OHIp eligibility is under review. I am afraid OHIp might inform or tip CIC about this in deny the health coverage on a condition that a person should be permanent resident in order to be covered by OHIP. I am not afraid of them denying the OHIP card but them informing CIC to prove this residency condition not met condition.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Ranjit

      If your parents remain in Canada and do not travel, they can make up more days of residency and then apply for a new PR card when they are eligible. If they are out of Canada and want to renew their card and they have not met the residency requirements, they can do so on humanitarian grounds –this is more complicated and usually requires professional assistance. Normally if a person did not meet the residency requirements and is still in Canada, there will not be an issue provided they do not travel. Again they just have to remain in Canada until they have accumulated enough days and then they can apply. I hope that helps. Best Michael

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  60. Anonymous

    Hello, My name is Tawsif.

    I am an International student currently in the last year of my undergraduate studies. I applied for my extension of study permit after it was expired. I had to pay a restoration fee and applied within 90 days. however I wasn’t aware of the fact that I won’t be able to be a registered student at school until the process is complete and I also didn’t now that I have to document for the reasons for which study permit expire. I haven’t done anything wrong except I was still studying because I didn’t realize that its the violation of the conditions.

    Will they reject my application for this ? Will they deport me for this ?
    Thanks
    Tawsif

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Tawsif

      Unfortunately this happens a lot. Your restoration application is pending based on your post. You will have to see whether it is approved or not. If it not approved, you likely have to apply for status from outside of Canada because there is really no option to apply within at that point. If your application is successful then of course your can remain in Canada during the duration of your new status document. Did you have professional assistance when applying for your restoration? You have to make a strong case for these applications.

      Best
      Michael Niren

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  61. Janine

    My boyfriend received a departure order when he arrive in Canada from Germany on a tourist visa. He was originally going to stay for five months but instead is told he has to leave on the first of January. Is it possible to cross the US Border, technically departing from Canada, and reentering the next day? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Janine

      Thank you for your question. This depends on his citizenship. Since he is German yes it is possible. But he may be stopped at the Canadian border given his departure order. Generally I tell our clients in this situation to wait a few months at least before attempting to return to Canada. But of course it depends on the particular case. He may require a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) to get back to Canada. You can contact us for help in this regards
      Best
      Michael Niren

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  62. odetta

    Hello ….my name is Odetta ,I was deported from Canada in 2009.at the time I had applied for refugee but was not successful I got a removal letter n was given a date to leave ……I did not leave because I was not sure what I was going back home too ,so I listened to some verry stupid friends …anyways I got picked up and I was deported back to Barbados ……..things have changed since I’ve came back , I’m now married …..but I will like to be able to come back to visit my new inlaws that live in Canada , but I’m not sure how to go about it …..or even if there is anything that could be done for me at all …please for some advise ……..thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Odetta

      I am sorry about your ordeal. You will have to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) and a sponsorship. You should get a lawyer to help with this. You can fill out assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com

      Best
      Michael

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  63. farzad

    Hi,
    I received departure order because of residency obligation.
    I appealed it.
    Can I sponsor my familly to canada?

    regards

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Farzad

      If you are not a Canadian citizen nor a Canadian permanent resident you cannot sponsor your family to Canada. If you are a PR but have a departure order, was your appeal successful or not? We have to know this.
      Best
      Michael

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      1. Regina

        Hello, my boyfriend has been a student In Canada for 4 years. Unfortunately he lost his passport right before his student Visa needed to be Renewed. He did not know about the 90 Day limit to renew it, and during the process of getting a new passport which he thought he needed for visa renewal the 90 days had passed. He now is being told tomorrow wether of not he is being removed, if we appeal is there any chance of him not being removed? Has any ones appeals worked? we are very scared so please if i could get a response that would help.

        thank you!

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Thank you for writing to us Regina. Staying in the country without the proper status is a very serious matter. If you do not receive a favorable result from your meeting, I would strongly recommend that you call us to get professional legal immigration help. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms ; we have helped in many cases similar to yours. You can contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your boyfriend. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

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