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Removal Order from Canada

Removal Order from Canada

Authorization to Return to Canada ARC

If you have received a removal order from the government of Canada and wishing to return then you may be eligible to apply for Authorization to Return to Canada.

Individuals that get removal order can be either due to:

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Criminal Rehabilitation to Overcoming Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Criminal Rehabilitation to Overcoming Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Determining Eligibility for Criminal Rehabilitation

You can be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada due to your past offense on record. If you wish to overcome your inadmissibility issue on permanent basis then you may be eligible to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation. Criminal Rehabilitation is for individuals in which 5 years have passed since the completion of the imposed sentence. Many factors play a role to determining if you are eligible to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation. This blog will help you understand how to overcome your past inadmissibility issue. So if you ended up in a sticky situation and have a travel date coming up to Canada or simply like to overcome your past criminal record then this blog is for you.

Individual Rehabilitation vs. Deemed Rehabilitation

The underlying difference between individual rehabilitation and deemed rehabilitation, is that with individual rehabilitation you have to submit an application to the consulate proving you are rehabilitated. This is done by presenting a compelling Criminal Rehabilitation application to the immigration officer, who will review and decide to see if you are truly rehabilitated.

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Denied Entry to Canada for Past Criminal Record

Denied Entry to Canada for Past Criminal Record

Entering Canada with a Criminal Record

Have you recently been denied entry to Canada due to a past criminal record and have missed your important business or leisure trip? Missing an important trip can be quite frustrating as you have spent your time, money and energy to be only sent back home.

If you wish to overcome your inadmissibility on temporary or permanent basis then you may be eligible for Temporary Resident Permit or Criminal Rehabilitation.

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Temporary Resident Permit for Persons with Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Temporary Resident Permit for Persons with Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Temporary Resident Permit

If you have past inadmissibility issue to Canada due to a criminal, medical or security reasons but have valid reasons to travel to Canada then you may be eligible Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

Applying for Temporary Resident Permit allows you to travel to Canada on temporary basis as it only takes cares of your inadmissibility on temporary basis.

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Understanding Record Suspensions

Understanding Record Suspensions

Record Suspensions

Are you seeking to have your Canadian criminal offence pardoned or suspended? Attempting to move up in your career lateral and not have any past criminal stain hold you back from what you can really achieve? Or have you successfully completed your sentence in Canada, and simply just want your past offence erased and to not hold you down from achieving higher and better feats in life? Well, according to Akrami and Associates, there is always a way! If you have a past offence on record you are definitely eligible to apply for your record suspension or pardon application. In Canada, over the last 5 years more than 500,000 Canadians have received Record Suspensions or Pardons. Let us help you become one of those lucky applicants too. For further information on acquiring a pardon or record suspension, please continue reading this blog.

What is a Record Suspension

By applying for a record suspension application, this allows those whom have done a crime on Canadian soil and have successfully served their sentence, to remove the accessibility aspect of their criminal record by clearing it. Through acquiring a record suspension or pardon, this allows those who have a criminal past to have a better chance with any possible career advancement without the fear of background checks, for maintaining or obtaining custody of children or childcare, furthering your education, and get a chance to seek a pardon before a new legislature removes the possibility of doing so.

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Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation

Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation

Are you Criminally Inadmissible to Canada?

If you have a previous criminal conviction, you’re likely inadmissible to Canada, whether you know it or not. If this is the case for you, you may be surprised one day when you show up at the border and are denied entry into Canada. More than surprised though, you’ll likely be very upset. To avoid this happening to you, it is important to deal with your inadmissibility before attempting to cross the border. This can be done various ways; a temporary resident permit, or an application for criminal rehabilitation. A temporary resident permit is a temporary solution, whereas an application for criminal rehabilitation overcomes inadmissibility permanently, and allows individuals with criminal records to again become admissible travellers. Throughout this article, we will discuss how to apply for criminal rehabilitation, and who is eligible to do this!

Who Can Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation?

Obviously, individuals with a criminal record can apply for criminal rehabilitation. Though, the charges on your record must have occurred at least a certain number of years ago, to be eligible for criminal rehabilitation. The number of years which must have passed from the time you successfully completed all the conditions of your sentence is dependent on the crime you committed in the first place. If you were convicted on a summary conviction, otherwise known as a misdemeanor in the Unites States, at least 5 years must have passed since the time you completed all the conditions of your sentence before you are eligible for criminal rehabilitation. Otherwise, if you were convicted of an indictable offense, or what would be known as a Felony in the United States, at least 10 years must have passed since you successfully completed all the conditions of your sentence. If you committed an offense which would have resulted in a prison sentence of at least 10 years, you will never be eligible for criminal rehabilitation.

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Denied Entry into Canada

Denied Entry into Canada

What Is a Temporary Resident Permit?

A temporary resident permit is an option available to individuals who are otherwise ineligible to travel to Canada under the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA). There are many reasons you may be denied entry into Canada, which can range from having health issues to having a criminal record. If you have ever been denied entry at the Canadian border, or have had your visitor visa application denied, a temporary resident permit may be the solution for you! A temporary resident permit allows an individual to remain in Canada for the duration of the permit, and complete the tasks they have requested entry into Canada for. This could be a family member’s wedding, a business trip, to visit a sick relative, to study at a Canadian University, or for simple tourism. A temporary resident permit can be valid anywhere from one day to three years.

If you’re a foreign national who is ineligible for a temporary resident visa, or are from a visa-exempt country such as the United States, but are still inadmissible, then you must apply for a temporary resident permit to travel to the country. This article is intended to help you have a better understanding of temporary resident permits and their application process.

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Difference Between a Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

Difference Between a Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

In Canada, there are two relevant applications that one may apply for if they wish to overcome their criminal inadmissibility; they are a Temporary Resident Permit or a Criminal Rehabilitation. The two have similarities in the matters that they deal with, specifically criminality, but they also have noticeably big differences. As a person with criminal inadmissibility, it is very important to determine which application is best suited for you. Therefore, in this article, I will explain the difference between a Temporary Resident Permit and a Criminal Rehabilitation, as well as which application you need to apply for based on your criminal past.

The Difference between a Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

Although both of these applications help criminally inadmissible individuals gain entry into Canada, there are major differences between the two. For instance, the most evident difference between the two applications is the length of time you are permitted to enter Canada for. Specifically, with a Temporary Resident Permit, you will only be permitted a single entry into Canada. The Temporary Resident Permit does not allow multiple entries into Canada. This permit will indicate the period of time that you are allowed to stay in Canada and any limitations to your travel in Canada.

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FAQs for Criminal Inadmissibility

FAQs for Criminal Inadmissibility

FAQ – Criminal Inadmissibility

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for criminal inadmissibility in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying for a Criminal Rehabilitation application. A criminal rehabilitation application is intended for foreign nationals with criminal inadmissibility who would like to come to Canada. It was intended to provide foreign nationals with a past criminal offence made in or outside of Canada with an opportunity to overcome the criminal inadmissibility. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for a criminal rehabilitation, I suggest you read our article on “How to Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to criminal inadmissibility in Canada.

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Who Qualifies for Criminal Rehabilitation Application

Who Qualifies for Criminal Rehabilitation Application

Applying for Criminal Rehabilitation

When traveling to Canada with a criminal history, there is always a chance that you could be detained at the border or port of entry. Those wishing to enter Canada with a criminal record require special permission from an officer to enter. If you are screened and an arrest or criminal conviction is found on your record, it is highly likely that you will be refused entry to Canada.

People coming to Canada are often surprised when they are stopped and questioned by an officer about their criminal record. Even seemingly minor infractions like reduced charges and misdemeanors can make you criminally inadmissible to Canada and cause headaches at the border or port of entry. Naturally, more serious crimes such as felonies will be a problem, but misdemeanors such as the following could also be a factor in denial of entry:

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