How to Enter Canada If Denied Entry Due to a Conviction

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How to Enter Canada If Denied Entry Due to a Conviction

There are many possible reasons for getting denied entry into Canada. In some cases, it could be that the applicant did not provide all the necessary documents. Other times, it could be because of certain information included in their application. It can also be due to an existing criminal record.

Fortunately, being convicted of a crime does not mean the end of your plans to enter Canada. There can still be a way for you to enter the country, even though you have a criminal record. If you are interested to know how, keep on reading to find out.

Possible Reasons to Get Denied Entry into Canada

As mentioned earlier, there are many possible reasons you may be denied entry into Canada. Severe health issues or a lack of necessary documents are some examples that the Canadian Border Officer can deny your entry. For more serious reasons, like having a criminal record, you will become inadmissible unless proven eligible for rehabilitation. 

Entering Canada with a Criminal Record

If you have any criminal offences in your record, like a DUI (Driving under the Influence), you can be labelled as “inadmissible.” What this means is that you will not be allowed to enter Canada. However, if you can prove that you are in criminal rehabilitation or that you are eligible for such a program, you may apply for a TRP (Temporary Resident Permit).

This permit will allow you to enter Canada as a student, worker, or visitor. If you are proven eligible for criminal rehabilitation, your label of inadmissibility will be cleared. However, this can be a tough endeavour, so it is always recommended to work with a professional when doing this. 

Getting a Temporary Resident Permit

To get a Temporary Resident Permit, you will need to have access to a legal representative. Together, you will set up a case for Canadian TRP. This will significantly improve your chances of gaining the permit and entering the country.

Keep in mind, however, that getting a TRP is not a guarantee. Even if you successfully acquire one, you might still get denied at a Canadian port of entry, forcing you to travel back to your country of origin.

In any case, applying for a TRP is one of the best ways to enter Canada despite having a criminal record, as it gives you the best chances of success.

Conclusion

Entering Canada, even if you have a criminal record, is possible by getting a TRP. However, you will first have to prove eligible for criminal rehabilitation and submit your case for consideration. You can go through this process on your own and hope that you will get a response before your intended travel date, but keep in mind that processing times can take a while, especially during the current pandemic.

As such, we recommend working with a professional legal representative to help you build your case. That way, you can increase your chances of successfully getting into Canada and avoid wasting time in the process.

If you are looking for professional help from a trusted firm, please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472.

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