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.
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!
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
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