Tag Archives: denied entry to Canada

Have you been refused entry to Canada?

Being denied entry to Canada can put a serious dent in your travel plans, and maybe even cancel them completely. The worst situation is when you had no idea you were inadmissible to Canada, and it comes as a complete surprise. The fact is, people are denied entry to Canada every day no matter who they are or where they’re from – all because of criminal records and other issues, with criminal records being the most common. Denied Entry to Canada 5

If you wish to enter Canada, but know or worry you are criminally inadmissible, read on:

What can I do if I have been denied entry to Canada?

If you have been denied entry to Canada, you have two main options. One is that you apply for a temporary resident permit (TRP) and the second is that you apply for criminal rehabilitation.

A temporary resident permit is just that – temporary. But it is a great way to enter the country for a short period of time in an emergency. While it is a very quick application process, these are still not easy to obtain.

A criminal rehabilitation application will take much longer, but it is a permanent solution to your inadmissibility, removing it.

If you are inadmissible to Canada, not each of these solutions will apply to you as it depends on a number of factors including the age of your criminal conviction. However, when you are inadmissible to Canada it can make you feel a bit better to know that you do have options.

If you are denied entry or refused entry to Canada, your next step should be to speak with a licensed immigration lawyer who has experience in denial of entry cases to assess your case and explore your options. Give us a call!

Published on: June 7th, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Have you been denied entry to Canada?

Have you been denied entry to Canada? That may have been an extremely distressing and upsetting situation – it may have even been a huge surprise, and it might have ruined your travel plans if you had planned a vacation or a visit with family in Canada. Denied Entry to Canada

Canada has an obligation to ensure that it only lets people into the country who do not pose a threat to Canada or Canadians, but sometimes people who pose no risk are caught up in the tightened security practices. Most often, a criminal record – no matter how old or minor – can result in a denial of entry to Canada.

Being denied entry to Canada – what are my options?

Someone who is denied entry to Canada can actually overcome this inadmissibility, depending on their situation. The best first step you can take is speaking with a licensed immigration lawyer who is experienced in denial of entry cases and who can assess your case while helping you explore your options.

Your options include applying for criminal rehabilitation or applying for a temporary resident permit.

Criminal rehabilitation is the more lengthy application process, but it can be very worthwhile because it is a permanent solution to your criminal inadmissibility – in other words, it removes it. This option is suitable for applicants whose criminal record is more than five years old.

A temporary resident permit is a much shorter and quicker application, although that doesn’t necessarily mean it is an easy one. In addition, this will only temporarily remove your inadmissibility, but it could be a great option for you if you just have to enter Canada for a short period of time.

We are an award-winning immigration law firm that has been helping people who have been denied entry to Canada for over 15 years! Give us a call for an assessment of your case.

Published on: June 6th, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Refused entry to Canada? We can help

Did you know that a criminal record can make you inadmissible to Canada? This means that if you attempt to enter the country you will be turned away. Denied Entry to Canada 3
Unfortunately, it does not matter whether your conviction is very old, for a minor offense or if you’re a completely different person now than when it occurred. You can still be denied entry.

However, even people who are denied entry to Canada because of a criminal record have options. Start by speaking to a licensed immigration lawyer to explore these options.

Options for someone who has been denied entry to Canada

Someone who has been or may be denied entry to Canada has the option of applying for a temporary resident permit or for criminal rehabilitation.

In the case of criminal rehabilitation, applicants who have a criminal record that is for a conviction more than five years old may be able to go through this process and remove their inadmissibility to Canada permanently. While a permanent solution, this process takes several months.

Someone who has a criminal record that is less than five years old can consider applying for a temporary resident permit, which is a temporary document that will help you overcome your criminal inadmissibility for a short time. This document is much quicker to obtain, but that does not mean it is easy to get.

We have over 15 years of experience in helping people from all over the world, including the United States, enter Canada when they are facing certain immigration obstacles. If you need to come to Canada and are worried about your admissibility because of a criminal record or another issue, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance. We can be reached at the telephone number above.

Published on: June 5th, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

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.

Published on: June 4th, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Denied entry to Canada? We can help.

If you have been denied entry to Canada, you may have felt extremely stressed and upset. Unfortunately, this actually happens often. In addition, you may be concerned that you will be denied entry to Canada and you might avoid coming to Canada because you don’t want to take chances. In most cases, a criminal record causes these denials. Denied Entry to Canada

However, a denial of entry to Canada is not the end of the line for you. You actually have options that you can explore in order to overcome or remove your inadmissibility.

Options when you are denied entry to Canada

People who are inadmissible to Canada generally have two options: They may apply for a temporary resident permit (TRP) or they may apply for criminal rehabilitation.

A temporary resident permit is usually the best option when you have a criminal record that is less than five years old. This is a temporary document that will allow you into Canada, but once it expires you will have to apply for another one in order to return to Canada. While these documents can be applied for at the Canadian border, they are not necessarily easy to obtain.

Criminal rehabilitation is an ideal option for suitable candidates who have a criminal record that is over five years old. Criminal rehabilitation is a lengthy application process that cannot be completed at the border, but it is a permanent way of removing your criminal inadmissibility.

We are an immigration law firm that has been helping people overcome and remove their inadmissibility for over 15 years. We are here to help you, too! Please give us a call at the telephone number above, or you can also e-mail us on the right in order to get an assessment of your case. You are closer than you think!

Published on: June 3rd, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

How a criminal record can stop you from entering Canada

Crossing the border between Canada and the United States is not normally especially difficult. For example, most individuals only need to present a valid passport and they’ll be on their way. However, Canada and the United States have recently signed information sharing acts that mean if you have a criminal record in the United States, Canada will know about it. In addition, if you have a criminal record you must disclose this information to the border services officials when asked. Denied entry to Canada 5

Criminal records are all different, but if you do have a criminal record and you want to travel to Canada, you may need to be worried about yours.

This is because having a criminal record can cause you to be inadmissible to Canada.

Why does a criminal record stop you from coming to Canada?

Canada has a right to protect itself from people who may present a security risk or a danger to the public, and has policies in place to do so. However, often times there are cases where people who don’t pose any threat are deemed inadmissible and denied entry.

If you are denied entry to Canada or you have a criminal record and fear you will be denied, you can consider applying for a temporary resident permit, which will allow you to come to Canada for a short visit. You generally have to demonstrate that there is a pressing matter that needs your attention in order to get one.

Another thing you can do is apply for criminal rehabilitation, which is something that takes much longer, but is a more permanent solution.

Are you concerned about crossing the border into Canada because of a criminal record? Give us a call! We can help you with your case.

Published on: May 25th, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Criminal records and entering Canada

Not everyone realizes that when you attempt to enter Canada and you have a criminal record, you could be denied entry. Being denied entry to Canada can be extremely distressing, and even embarrassing. It doesn’t matter what kind of plans you have in Canada, or if you have someone waiting for you – you will be asked to turn around and leave. Denied entry to Canada 4

This is why it is so important to speak to a licensed immigration lawyer before you travel to Canada – before you even make plans, or buy tickets. Because if you are denied entry, you won’t be able to get that time or money back.

What should you do if you have a criminal record and want to go to Canada?

Meeting with a licensed immigration lawyer is a great first step when you have a criminal record and want to come to Canada – even if it is a misdemeanor or an older criminal record, it’s a wise move. That’s because there are several options that you can look into when you’re criminally inadmissible – but you may have to act long before you travel.

For example, you could apply for a temporary resident permit, which will allow you to enter Canada temporarily despite your criminal inadmissibility. This is something that can be applied for at the border, although there is also a risk to applying at the border because you could be denied.

One other thing you can look into is criminal rehabilitation, which is a process that removes your criminal inadmissibility permanently. However, unlike the temporary resident permit, which if you are approved for you can receive right away, the criminal rehabilitation can take many months to process.

If you’re planning on traveling to Canada, but you have a criminal record, call our immigration law firm for assistance with your case. You can e-mail us using the form on the right, or by giving us a call at the number above.

Published on: May 23rd, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

What to Know About Entering Canada with a DUI Conviction

Denied entry to Canada 3

Having a DUI is a very serious offense in Canada. Both Canada and the United States take criminal records very seriously, and individuals who have criminal records may not be able to enter either country. However one key difference between the two countries is if you have a DUI conviction on your criminal record, you may be denied entry to the United States, while you will almost certainly be denied entry to Canada for a DUI.

Entering Canada with a DUI Conviction

People who are denied entry to Canada will have to be put on the next flight home or they will be asked to turn around and go back to the United States.

However, if you have a DUI in your past, you may want to speak to a licensed immigration lawyer.

Why You May Need an Immigration Lawyer

A licensed immigration lawyer can help you determine if your DUI conviction would render you inadmissible to Canada. After discussing your criminal history with an immigration lawyer, you can then figure out what you should do about it. The most important thing is that you get it taken care of before you travel to Canada, because some of your options may require time.

One example is the criminal rehabilitation process, for individuals whose criminal conviction is more than five years old. This must be done at the Canadian consulate, and it can take several months for this to be processed. While a lengthy and complicated process, the criminal rehabilitation process can be very rewarding because it is a permanent solution.

Seeking a Temporary Resident Permit

If your criminal record is less than five years old, you could consider applying for a temporary resident permit instead. This is not a permanent solution, but it will help you temporarily overcome your criminal inadmissibility.

Do You Need Help Entering Canada with a DUI Conviction?

Are you concerned about your criminal record preventing you from entering Canada? All of Niren & Associates’ cases are handled by independent, licensed and award winning Canadian and U.S. lawyers who adhere to the highest standards of client service. If you have made the mistake of committing a DUI, all hope is not lost.

Published on: May 22nd, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Being denied entry to Canada for a misdemeanor

Are you concerned about being denied entry to Canada? If you watch Border Security (the television show that’s sort of like Cops but for Canadian Border Services officers), it seems like anyone can be denied entry to Canada for almost any reason. However, it’s clear that a criminal record is one thing that causes many people to be denied entry to Canada every single day. Denied entry to Canada 2

When an individual is denied entry to Canada because of a criminal record, they are declared to be inadmissible to Canada. If this is the case, they are not allowed to come to the country.

If you are denied every to Canada because of a criminal record, you can do one of two things.

Options when you are denied entry to Canada

When one is denied entry to Canada, one has two different options. However, before determining which of these options is right for you, you should always speak to a licensed immigration lawyer or immigration attorney to explore your options. This is because not every person’s situation is the same, and you may need to learn more about the following options before you apply. In addition, it’s best that you do it well in advance of your travel so that you have enough time.

One thing you may be able to do if you are criminally inadmissible to Canada but your conviction is fairly new, is apply for a temporary resident permit. The temporary resident permit is a way to enter Canada temporarily, even if you are criminally inadmissible. Obtaining one is a rather quick process, although there is always a chance that you could be denied when you apply.

Another way of overcoming your inadmissibility is criminal rehabilitation, which is a more permanent solution.

Whatever the case, discuss your situation with a licensed immigration lawyer! We can be of great assistance. Just give us a call a the number above.

Published on: May 21st, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Can I Enter Canada With a Criminal Record?

can-i-enter-canada-with-a-criminal-record

Many people don’t realize that having a criminal record can make you inadmissible to Canada. The truth is, anyone can be declared inadmissible to Canada, even American citizens. In fact, your criminal record could be minor, or your criminal record could stem from a conviction that occurred many years ago – it can still result in your being inadmissible to Canada.

Entering Canada With a Criminal Record

People from all over the world are declared in admissible to Canada every day, meaning they are denied entry and will not be allowed in. If this happens, the individual will be asked to return home or put on the next flight home.

Are You Worried About Being Denied Entry to Canada?

If you are concerned about being denied entry to Canada because you have a criminal record, you should speak to a licensed immigration lawyer. This is because not all criminal records will result in being denied entry, but you’ll want to know well in advance of your travel if you should take steps to remedy your situation – because there are things you can do.

Seeking a Temporary Resident Permit

One of your options when you think you are going to be denied entry to Canada, or you have been denied entry already is to apply for a temporary residency permit, or a TRP.

This is a temporary visa that will allow you to come to Canada for a specified period of time, after which you must leave. This can be applied for at the border, but you can also be denied one at the border. Like all border crossings, it’s best to sort out any potential issues before hand.

Seeking Criminal Rehabilitation

If your conviction is older, meaning at least five years old, you could consider applying for a process called criminal rehabilitation. Instead of temporarily overcoming your criminal inadmissibility like with a temporary resident permit, this process will instead remove your inadmissibility permanently, although it is a much longer and more complicated application.

Are You Looking to Enter Canada With a Criminal Record?

All of Niren & Associates’ cases are handled by independent, licensed and award winning Canadian and U.S. lawyers who adhere to the highest standards of client service. If you are looking to enter Canada with a criminal record, contact us and we’ll do all we can to help.

Published on: May 20th, 2013Published by: Michael Niren

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

  • You could be eligible for prizes
Start Your FREE
Assessment
Top of page

Associations