Can felons go to Canada?

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KLM Immigration Law
December 17, 2022

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Traveling to Canada with a felony can be very difficult. Depending on your country of origin, you may need a waiver granted by the Canadian consulate or other paperwork to ensure your worry-free passage at the Canadian border.

Here are just some of the factors that may influence your ability to travel to Canada with a felony:

  • Amount of time passed since your felony
  • Citizenship status
  • Suspended sentences
  • Deferrals
  • Conditional discharges

Due to the case-by-case nature of this situation, we strongly recommend working with an experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyer to ensure results and avoid further complications.

With the expertise of KLM Immigration, you have a much higher chance of entering Canada as a felon. We assist our clients every step of the way and offer highly individualized services.

For a free consultation and to speak with one of our lawyers today, please call us at 1-888-603-3003.

Unable to enter Canada with a criminal record

Entering Canada with a felony or with a criminal offense may be difficult, even if it’s only for a short visit. Canadian border officers have full access to the U.S. criminal record databases, and anyone who has committed a felony will be flagged at the border.

The Canadian Government considers the following offenses as those making you criminally inadmissible:

  1. Domestic violence
  2. Fraud
  3. Possessionof drugs
  4. Conspiracy
  5. Theft
  6. Reckless Driving
  7. Impaired driving offense
  8. Dangerous driving / Reckless driving
  9. Trafficking
  10. Tax Evasion

Luckily, there are solutions available to overcome inadmissibility for felons trying to enter Canada, such as Temporary Resident Permit or Criminal Rehabilitation. If you are not yet eligible to apply for criminal rehabilitation, KLM can assist you in applying for a TRP instead.

For more information on a TRP application’s admissibility requirements, please contact us.

Is there any chance of entering Canada with a felony?

Yes, it is possible to enter Canada with a felony charge. To ensure passage, we recommend working with our team of lawyers to determine the best course of action and thoroughly assess your current situation.

Criminal record: Come from the U.S. to Canada’s allowed?

Since the Canadian Government has access to all criminal records and criminal convictions, as well as the databases of the United States, Canadian immigration officials will likely stop you at the border for further questioning.

Access to Canada can begranted upon the successful application of a TRP or after obtaining criminal rehabilitation. In some cases, an attempted entry without adequate preparation may lead to decades of denied entry post-conviction.

To avoid such severe repercussions, work with our team of experiencedlawyers today.

Contact us to get more information

At KLM Immigration, Inc, our lawyers are ready to assist you with your case. We are here to help you and ensure the process is as easy and stress-free as possible. Our expertise, your peace of mind, call us today at 1(888) 603-3003.

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