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Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options

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Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today I want to talk about deportation from Canada. There are many people facing deportation or who have been deported, but you still have options. It is very important to know what those options are. Basically, when you are facing deportation, you will likely be getting a letter from Canada immigration indicating that there is a removal date, where you have to go, and what time you will be leaving Canada. However, under the law, you may have appeal rights to stop the deportation, and to fight it. It’s very important that you consider contacting a lawyer in a deportation cases. These are very serious cases, and there are short time-frames within which you have to act.

Procedures and Options Regarding Deportation From Canada

In some cases you can apply for what is called a stay of deportation. Stay means a request to a federal court judge to stop the deportation, pending another application for your status in Canada. So, depending upon your situation, you have to act very, very quick, and know what your options are. If you are deported from Canada, and if you are removed, you also have options when it comes to returning back to Canada. It’s not easy, because deportation orders mean, technically, you can’t return back to Canada. In another video, I will be talking about your options for those who are removed from Canada and who wish to return back. But, for those who are facing deportation, the first thing you have to do is to contact a lawyer, an immigration lawyer, who knows how to handle these cases. Don’t delay.

Are You in Need of an Attorney Regarding Your Deportation Case?

There are also situations where you may be detained or facing detention. Of course, that can be very difficult and dramatic. So, the most important advice is to get help. There are options. There are ways out. So, hopefully, this will give you some idea of what to do. Thank you, and have a great day.

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48 thoughts on “Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options

  1. Mike

    Hello, Me and my family have been deported from Canada 5 years ago. We moved to Canada almost 11 years ago and lived there almost 6 years. We lived in Israel and we moved to Canada in seek of refuge because there was a war going on in Canada and me and my family were scared so we moved to Canada. I was 5 when we moved to Canada and basically feel like I’ve lived my life there because when we got deported I was 10 turning 11. We tried staying in Canada as refugees but all our applications got denied and almost 6 years later we were deported back to Canada. My brother managed to marry a citizen so he got to stay and is now a Citizen in Canada. And ever since we have kept trying to make the ARC’s but they keep on getting denied. I am currently 15 years old and I’m really trying to do everything I can to get me and my family back in Canada because it’s my home and I love the country. Thank you for any kind of help.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello Mike,

      I am sorry to hear the hardships you have faced with being deported from Canada. I do highly recommend having your parents hire an immigration lawyer due to the perplexity of your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. Mags

    Hi! In 2013 my brother was deported; although he didn’t do anything besides hanging out with the wrong crowd… So long story short, it was pretty much at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Mags,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I’m sorry to hear that your brother was deported. There may still be options for him, and we would love to help you see what these are. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. Mark Richardson

    Hello: This is always a hard topic to talk about, I entered Canada with my parents and older sister in 1973, ) From England I was only 6 months old) I grew up there all my life, graduated from High School etc, went to Mohawk College I am a time- served Welder/Fabricator, when I was younger I got into doing stupid repeat criminal offences for of which I served a period of 1 year, and a few other repeat breaches etc. in which I served a few months, all in a Provincial System never federal, I eventually sorted myself out got a excellent job and one day I was arrested under Suspicion of ‘Stolen Property’ I was arrested on Sunday August 09/1998 in Hamilton, Ontario, and taken to Barton Street Detention Centre until my Court date, When on my Court date Wed August 12/1998 the judge ordered me released for Police Harassment, While in the back of the Courts waiting to be released, I was taking into Custody by Canadian Immigration, who then took me to Toronto West Detention Centre, In which I was told I was being removed from the Country, I asked to see a someone from the British Embassy I was ignored, I asked to seek a Lawyer I was ignored, Immigration talked to my Parents and instructed them to bring my passport or they would be issued a Obstruction Order, they were horrified, They contacted Immigration Offices in Niagara Falls and an Immigration Officer seen a Judge and got a ‘Stay’ ordered, Immigration took my ‘Social Security Card’. My Health card, My Drivers License, My Bank and Credit Cards, My Work and Union Cards, and removed my R.R.S.P’S and Savings ‘Completely Stripped My Existence’ I was then removed against my will and was on an plane Tues August 18/1998, and landed in England on Wed August 19/1998 never been to England before in my life, I am still here I have never seen my parents or my older sister or younger sister in 17 years, I have never been in trouble all the years I have been in England have my own business and work full-time and I also work in the Security Industry over here in which I have to pass all screenings records etc. I have
    been offered a very good job in Hamilton where I grew up and my Parents are getting older and would like to return to Canada once again or to at least be allowed to gain my ‘Permanent Residence Status Back’ I know I done stupid things when I was younger and my Family has suffered a great deal over me, It feels like I received a life sentence, ”Can you please help me” ?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello Mark,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am really glad that you contacted us. Depending on how much time has elapsed since your Visa expired, there may be a chance for us to restore your status here in Canada. I am sorry to hear about the hardships that you faced here…I have consulted with many individuals, who also suffered emotionally as a result of being overwhelmed with their families being far away. I would love to help you obtain a visa in order to see your parents. Please Mark, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you status again here in Canada.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Billydeep

    Hello sir, deportation is possible without any evidence against spouse. And immigration officer without asking spouse can they deport the spouse?

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    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Billy,

      I understand the deportation laws and regulations can be very complicated. We do help many clients during deportation cases. Please Billy, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to ensure your status here in Canada.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. Paul G

    Am currently facing removal from Canada due to the fast removal of foreign criminal act.  I spend over 6 months in jail and was told by cbsa that am not inadmissible to Canada and could be deported.  Note that I am 35 years old and has been in Canada for 30 years. I only once return to Jamaica in 1997. This is my only criminal conviction and I have no family in Jamaica. I dont know Jamaica and fear I will be killed there. Am a permanent  and have been for 26 years now. Is the liberal party looking into this act and is there any update on changes to it?

    Thanks,

    Paul

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Paul. We need to know a lot more about 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
  6. Erica

    Hi my boyfriend was deported in 2013 we have a kid together but I don’t know how to get him back to Canada ?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hi Eric. 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 and your boyfriend. We will need to know all the details of his deportation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Jana

    Hi. I got caught working illegally and officer told me to leave the country in 2 weeks. They will give me my passport back as I’m boarding the plane. Is there any chance for me?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jana. Time is of the essence. We will need to know the complete details of your situation, and the details of the removal order that you received. 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 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. Sahil Rai

    Hello,
    I came to Canada in 2010 on student visa and studied for 2 semesters. in 2011 i applied for refugee status which was refused in 2013. I took departure order i didn’t applied for re appeal which refugees get chance. i have no criminal record in Canada. I have completed my undergraduate degree since i came back to my country. Now i want to return back for further studies in Canada. can you please tell me hows that possible.
    thank you

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  9. Alisha

    Hello !
    My name is Alisha, I have a question. I am in India. My brother work permit was expired and his lawyer delay in applying student visa for him due to which he accidentally stayed in canada for longer, but his visa got denied and he got letter to leave canada. He left canada and is back to India. Will it create a problem if he reapply back from India his PR or students visa. Please help me here. Thank u.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Alisha. Your brothers case is complicated because he overstayed in Canada. 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. We have helped people in the same situation as your brother. We have been practising immigration law for over 18 years; experience counts. 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. Ahmed

    I got refused on my first hearing, on refugee claim then I got departure order to leave out of country but I did not leave on that particular time after 52 days I went to the border agency and discussed about my return without applying for federal. I want to know that wheather I have been deported or not I got no stamp on my passport and I have no criminal records

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ahmed. You may still have some options to stay in Canada, but time is of the essence. 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 you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  11. C. james

    I was deported from Canada in 2008 for a federal crime after living there for 43 years. All of my family still live there ( father,mother , brothers, sister, My children and grandchildren). Is there anyway for me to get back? I have a lot of family that support me coming home?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. A deportation is serious. In order to advise you, we will need to know all the details regarding the deportation. 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 after fining out about the details of your 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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  12. Remy

    Hi, My name is Remy and I was deported from Canada in 2007 for Criminal issues though I was no longer active criminal for about 5 years ! During the 5 years I was fighting to stay therefor I was placed on probation which I never violated as proven by letter of recomandation from my probation officer! I also did 3 years in rehab at Harvest house in Ottawa as the judge ordered and I was studying to get my GED.There also have provided a letter to prove to the immigration that I had completely turned my life around and I needed a second chance but none seemed to be considered in my hearing( which was an appeal for deportation order) and I got deported! I also have to mention that all of my immidiate family and my daughter are all canadian citizens and I m the only one here in Africa and I wish to return to canada ! What are the right steps to take? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Remy. Your situation is not a simple one. There are many issues and questions that need to be addressed. 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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  13. G. Moseley

    Hi my cousin was deported from canada because he overstayed his time there, he is a green card holder and went to canada to work to support his daughter in the US because he had problems attaining jobs in that country. However, he got pulled over by the canadian polics randomly and when they saw that he was not a citizen and stayed passed his time (he was working and living in canada for 2 1/2 years). Will he be able to return to that country?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. There are several types of removal orders: Deportation, Exclusion, Removal. Each one has various levels of reprimand. In order to fully determine the actions needed to allow your cousin back into Canada we will need to know all the details abut your cousin’s situation. I am going to suggest that your cousin contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to gather all the relavent information and plan the best strategy for him. 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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  14. Preet

    Hello There, I came here as a international student but from last 7 month I did not attend the college because of getting low marks. I was in depression that time but I want to continue my study because there is only 2 subjects are left but my study permit was expired on 30 March 2016.Is there any chances to restore my status as a student and how much time it will take to restore my status if it is possible … Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Preet. Thank you for writing to us. Yes there is a chance to restore your status but you must act quickly; time is of the essence. I 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 given your recent visa expiry. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  15. Imee

    Hi,I’ve been working here as tfw,my restoration was filed by a consultant,last week I recieved a call,saying that I had a letter from immigration,that letter was made Jan 12,and because of address error,my consultant recieved the letter last feb 24,I should have left the country last feb 12,but I was not aware that I had that letter.and I’m willing to go home,I just want to make sure that I won’t be having problem in the immigration . What will I do?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. Overstaying on a visa is a serious matter. It is something that can cause problems for you in the future. It is unfortunate that your consultant did not inform you earlier. We are one of the top immigration law firms in the country, and we make sure that all correspondence are handled correctly so problems like this do not happen. I am going to recommend that you have an Immigration letter prepared that fully describes the circumstances that transpired, leading to your overstay. You would use the letter if you are questioned about the overstay on your next border crossing. 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

      Reply
  16. Isaac moran

    Hi my name is isaac moran, i was deported from Canada in 1996 because i withdraw my refugee case and they deported me because i have police record, i have a daughter in Canada born in Montreal in 1990.always had help her financially until now, when she has problems, she always call me to help her, i don’t see her for 20years, i want to go to visit her, family reunion, i don’t need visa to enter Canada but i am afraid of being refused admission when i go to Canada, what are my options, the only reason for me to go there is my daughter, if i wouldn’t have daughter in Canada, i never go there what can i do

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Isaac. Thank you for writing to us. Not being able to see your daughter for so long must be very frustrating. Because of your deportation, you do need a visa to re-enter Canada. You will need a visitor visa. Your deportation adds a level of complexity to the application. Many people who try to apply on their own, get denied visas because of missing, incomplete, or misleading information. I am going to recommend 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

      Reply
  17. Leo

    Hi I just what to ask if there’s any other way to fixed my problem I apply for an Lmia before but they refuse me then after that I apply for a visitors visa to extend my stay but still refuse what should I do. Right now im still in canada for 9month’s still hoping to have a chance for me to fixed my problem and what if I leave canada is it posible for me to re enter again?pls help me

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Leo. Every time that you get a rejection, it stays on your permanent record and must be explained to the satisfaction to the immigration officer with your next application. I do not suggest that you try to do this on your own. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years and we have dealt successfully with situations that are more difficult than yours. 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
  18. prabin shrestha

    can candian visit visa changed in work visa agter arriving in canada?

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    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Prabin,

      Thank you for your post. If you follow the proper procedure and you have a job offer from a Canadian employer, then yes! MF

      Reply
  19. Mark

    I was deported from canada in 98 and would like to return and visit close friends there i was deported for stealing a car at 18 i have changed my life many yers ago would love to show my wife and kids where i grew up in calgary

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mark,

      Thank you for your post. We can definitely assist you with this process as we have helped MANY people in very similar situations. All I need to properly guide you now is to learn more about you and your case. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to proceed. Once it has been reviewed, you will be contacted. MF

      Reply
  20. Donna

    My name is Donna, I came to this country as a refugee and was accepted. My husband and children me joined me later. My last son who is 15 and I are both Canadian citizens now.

    My son who is 21 has had issues with the law and because of serious criminality he has been issued a deportation. Because of a genuine fear for his life, we have filed for PRRA.. Could you please advice me how i couldmake sure my son does not go back
    Thank you!

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  21. Nadine B.

    Hi, I have a friend that was recently deported, when they dropped him off in his country of birth Canadian Immigration kept all of his native ID, birth certificate, etc leaving him with only photo copies. Is this acceptable procedure?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Nadine,

      Any documentation given to the CIC is subject to their control, and if your friend wants the originals then it could be very difficult to obtain them and he should speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  22. jevcent

    Hi…I just want to ask if can I still deport my wife she came her sept 18 2014…I want her back to Philippines because her attitude change already wen she get a job…specially she wan to take all my salary for nothing reason…can u guys help me?!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jevcent,

      It may be possible for you to terminate your sponsorship of your wife, but ultimately the government will make the decision as to whether or not she will be deported. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  23. sara

    hello, im international student my husband got deported in may 2013 because (we fight and i called the police so he got in charge ) so now we are good and i want hem to back to canada for my and my kids i dont want go back home i want to work and live in canada with my family( husband and kids) could you tell me what should i do to get him back so i can start looking for job because if he couldnt come i cant stay her by my self.
    thanks

    Reply
  24. Jackie Cox

    Thank to represent me in appeal to a deportation order rendered by Canada customs and duty at port huron border crossing.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jackie,

      We can definitely assist you if you have been issued a deportation order. It is important to act quickly in these types of matters, so please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers who can help you remain in Canada. Please don’t hesitate to contact us

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. owen

      Hello Jackie,

      We can definitely assist you if you have been issued a deportation order. It is important to act quickly in these types of matters, so please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers who can help you remain in Canada. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply

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