Are you a US citizen or resident looking to enter Canada, but are deemed inadmissible? There are solutions and KLM Immigration has the right expertise to help you with this issue. Our specialized immigration lawyers can help with your application. Contact us today, tell us about your case, and we will find a solution to resolve your inadmissibility issues.
How can I overcome my inadmissibility to Canada?
If you have ever been turned away at a Canadian port of entry unexpectedly, perhaps it is because you are inadmissible to enter Canada. At KLM Immigration, our Canadian Immigration lawyers can help you, so that you can visit Canada. Contact us today, and speak to our lawyers about getting help getting into Canada.
When am I deemed rehabilitated?
To become deemed rehabilitated under Canada’s immigration laws, requires that a specific amount of time has passed not only since you were convicted, but also since you have completed all conditions of your imposed sentence, meaning that enough time has passed that your offense wouldn’t stop you from entering Canada anymore.
This however depends on the nature of the offense in question, whether you have committed more than one offense, and other factors.
Please note that if the same offense was committed in Canada, and its sentence would carry a maximum prison term of less than 10 years, and if this was the only offense on your record, in that case, you may qualify to be deemed rehabilitated by the effect of time.
What is criminal inadmissibility?
Criminal inadmissibility is a situation whereby a criminal conviction prevents a person from entering Canada and they may be denied entry into Canada by the CBSA agent due to their criminal conviction.
If you have committed a criminal offense in the past outside of Canada and have a criminal history, you could very well be denied entry to Canada.
6 reasons that can make you ineligible to enter Canada
There are many reasons that could make you inadmissible to enter Canada, such as:
- If you have been found guilty of espionage, subversion, terrorism or if you have been or are a member of any organization involved in those crimes.
- If you have been found guilty of human or international rights violations
- If you have committed a crime, such as having a DUI
- If you are a member or affiliated with organized crime, which are entities that take part in smuggling people or money laundering activities.
- If your health condition might be a danger to public health and public safety.
- If you do not have the financial means to support yourself and your family.
3 Ways for Overcoming Criminal Inadmissibility
Today, there are 3 main ways to overcome criminal inadmissibility. A Canadian immigration lawyer can help you with the following:
- Apply for a TRP (Temporary Resident Permit)
- Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation
- Write a Legal Opinion Letter
Apply for a Temporary Resident Permit
A Temporary Resident Permit, otherwise known as TRP, is a temporary solution to overcome a person’s inadmissibility to Canada.
It is not a permanent solution, and it can be requested at any time. You can apply for it even if your case is still pending in court and regardless of the type of offenses committed.
Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation
It is possible to apply for criminal rehabilitation, the permanent solution, unlike the TRP. Contact us today to determine if you are eligible for criminal rehabilitation. Our experienced immigration lawyers will help you ensure that your application is filed correctly with the government.
Letter of Legal Opinion
Our immigration lawyers can draft a letter of legal opinion, which will explain why a person in your situation ought to be allowed to enter Canada and make the comparison between the crime committed outside Canada and its equivalent in Canada. Contact us today, and we will take care of providing you with peace of mind.