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Some people are not allowed to come to Canada. They are “inadmissible” under Canada’s immigration law. There are different reasons they may not let you into Canada, such as security, criminal or medical reasons.
A Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you:
Continue reading below about what it means to inadmissible and your options…….
Why you could be found inadmissible
If you’re found inadmissible, you’ll be denied a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry or removed from Canada
You could be found inadmissible for a number of reasons, such as:
If you’re inadmissible to Canada
Normally, if you’re inadmissible to Canada, you won’t be allowed to enter the country. If you have a valid reason to travel to Canada that is justified in the circumstances, you may be issuesw a termpoary resident permit.
If you’ve been committed or been convicted of a crime, you have a few options to overcome your criminal admissibility.
What are your options if you are deemed inadmissible to Canada
If you’re otherwise inadmissible but have a reason to travel to Canada that is justified in the circumstances, you may be issues a temporary resident permit.
To be eligible for a temporary resident permit, you need to enter or stay in Canada must outweigh the health and safety risks to Canadian Society, determined by an immigration or border services officer. Even if the reason you’re inadmissible seem minor, you must proof that your visit is justified
There is no guarantee that you’ll be issued a temporary resident permit.
What you can do
Depending on the crime, how long ago it was and how you have behaved since, you may still be allowed to come to Canada if you:
Deemed rehabilitation, under Canada’s immigration law, means that enough time has passed since you were convicted that your crime may no longer bar you from entering Canada.
You may be deemed rehabilitated depending on:.
In all cases, you may only be deemed rehabilitated if the crime committed outside Canada has a maximum prison term of less than 10 years if committed in Canada.
Rehabilitation means that you are not likely to commit new crimes.
You can apply for individual rehabilitation to enter Canada, The Minister may decide to grant it or not. To apply you must:
Also, at least five years must have passed since:
Record suspension or discharge
If you have been convicted in Canada and want to apply for a record suspension ( formerly known as a pardon), check with the Parole Board of Canada. If you get a Canadian record suspension, you will no longer be inadmissible.
If you received a record suspension or a discharge for your conviction in another country, check with the visa office that serves that country. They will tell you if the pardon is valid in Canada.
This will help make sure that when you arrive in Canada, the border services officer has enough information to decide if you can enter Canada. The office will still check to make sure you are not inadmissible for other reasons.
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