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DUI in Canada

What is Driving under the Influence Driving under the influence (DUI) refers to the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are also other terminologies that refer to DUI, including driving while impaired/driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI…click for more...
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Types of Applications to Overcome Inadmissibility

Overcoming your Inadmissibility  Do you have a criminal record but need to travel to Canada for work or an important business event? Have you already applied for temporary or permanent residence and not sure whether having a criminal record will affect your application? Do you have questions about what else you need to do to be allowed to enter Canada with a criminal history? If these are some…click for more...
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How to Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation

I am a Foreign Offender and I want to Enter Canada “I have completed my sentence for my offense. I am still afraid that Canada will not welcome me. What should I do now?” Having a criminal record and wants to overcome inadmissibility to Canada can be worrisome. Furthermore, the mandatory waiting period since the completion of your sentence can be confusing. If you are a foreign offender who…click for more...
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Coming to Canada with a Dismissed DUI Charge

What is Driving under the Influence Driving under the influence (DUI) refers to the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are also other terminologies that are the equivalent of DUI, such as driving while impaired/driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or …click for more...
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Being Dishonest about Your Criminality

Omitting Information about your Criminality If you decide to lie or not to disclose information about your criminality to an Immigration officer when entering Canada, you may face severe consequences. When you are dealing with immigration officers, you need to be honest and straight-forward, especially with regards to any criminal record you may have. Do not ever feel you can get away from bein…click for more...
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Denied Entry at the Canadian Port of Entry

Major Reason why you can be Refused Entry at the Canadian Port of Entry There are many reasons why you may be denied entry to Canada. One of the most common reasons is having criminal inadmissibility. It is important to recognize that the Immigration officer has the authority to refuse your entry, even if you have a criminal conviction from over thirty years ago. Thus, it is very important to d…click for more...
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Working and Studying in Canada with Inadmissibility

I Want to Work or Study in Canada but I am Inadmissible Oftentimes, individuals think if they are not allowed to visit Canada, there is no way they would be allowed to work or study in Canada, but this is not the case. If you want to work or study in Canada but are currently inadmissible, do not immediately give up your hope and think entering Canada is impossible. Throughout this blog, you may…click for more...
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Why are You Inadmissible to Canada

Inadmissibility to Canada There are various reasons you could be inadmissible to Canada. While it may seem unlikely, it is even the case sometimes that individuals find that they are inadmissible to Canada, and they had no idea until they tried to enter at the Canadian border. Recognizing that this is the case for many individuals, we have set out to try to explain all the various reasons an in…click for more...
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Applying for Criminal Rehabilitation to Come to Canada

Entering Canada with Criminal Record Are you attempting to travel to Canada? Are you deemed inadmissible into Canada due to a previous offence on record? Has 5 – 10 years passed since your final offence was committed? If you have answered yes to the aforementioned questions, then this is the article for you, as you may be eligible to apply for Canada’s criminal rehabilitation application. I…click for more...
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Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation

Dealing with your Criminal Inadmissibility Our representative deals with many travellers who tried to enter in Canada but inadmissible to Canada due to their criminal record. If you are influence of alcohol, reckless driving, any theft offences or controlled substance offences, you are inadmissible to Canada. It doesn’t matter what the crime is consider in your country, what matters is how it…click for more...
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Information about a Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation

Travelling to Canada with an Inadmissibility issue Have you planned a trip with your family and been turned back around at the Canadian port of entry due to your past criminal record? You can be denied entry to Canada for many reasons ranging from minor to major offences such as DUI, misdemeanor, felony, health reasons, theft charge etc. It can be very frustrating being turned back and not know…click for more...
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Record Suspension

What is a record suspension A Record Suspension (formerly known as pardon) is a forgiveness order that keeps a convicted person’s criminal record separate and apart from other criminal records. This means a person’s convictions will not be disclosed on criminal record checks. It does not remove a criminal record but it permits individuals who have made positive life changes to be released f…click for more...
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Introducing the Temporary Resident Permit

WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESIDENT PERMIT Have you ever been denied entry into Canada? Do you have offences on your record? Do you have an important trip coming to Canada? If your answer is "yes" for all of the questions, then you may need to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit to come to Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit also known as TRP allows you to briefly overcome inadmissibility due to exc…click for more...
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Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit to Overcome Your Inadmissibility

Temporary Resident Permit Did you know that if you’ve been denied entry into Canada under the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA) you could apply for a Temporary Resident Permit? Unfortunately many people who intend to come to Canada, whether it is on the basis of work related or studying purposes, still have the possibility to be denied entry even upon the border. There are many i…click for more...
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Entering Canada with a DUI

  Coming to Canada with a DUI As you may know, you can potentially be denied entry at the Canadan port of entry with criminal record. In Canada, drunk driving is a serious offence.  If you have a past offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI), Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicate…click for more...
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Three Grounds of Inadmissibility for Immigrating to Canada

Why am I denied entry into Canada Immigration to Canada may look like an easy process, but the amount of requirements one has to surpass in order to meet immigration officials’ needs may seem endless. Getting accepted into Canada is no easy matter and there are many things that may stand an obstacle in one’s visa application. In this blog, we will discuss what immigration factors can jeopar…click for more...
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Temporary Resident Permit Eligibility

Knowing the Temporary Resident Permit Do you need to attend an important business event in Canada but have been denied entry because of past criminal history? Have you applied to enter Canada on a visa but was found to be medically inadmissible? If you have a criminal conviction or a medical issue that has resulted in your refused entry into Canada and not sure what you need to do, this blog on…click for more...
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Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit at a Port of Entry

How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Permit at a Port of Entry It is the case for many individuals that they realize they are criminally inadmissible to Canada, only a short time before they had intended to try to travel to Canada. This is an incredibly nerve wracking thing to become aware of, because it almost certainly means you will have an issue fulfilling your travel plans, as you will no…click for more...
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Solutions for Being Denied Entry into Canada

Criminal Record or Overstay in Canada Have you been Denied Entry to Canada because you have past criminal record or have overstayed your welcome stay in Canada and not sure if you should apply for Temporary Resident Permit, Criminal Rehabilitation or Authorization to Return to Canada? There are key differences in these applications which will help you determine which one you need to apply for t…click for more...
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Can I come to Canada with a Past Criminal Record

What to do when I am inadmissible to Canada Have you been stopped constantly for a crime you committed over 5-10 years ago such as DUI, DWI, Assault, Felony, Misdemeanor or whatever the reason may be? Do the officers always detain or stop you for questioning every time you try to enter Canada? The staff at Akrami and Associates can help you with your situation and make sure that you do not get …click for more...
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The Benefits of Criminal Rehabilitation

Obtaining a Criminal Rehabilitation Brings Many Benefits For any foreign national who has criminal inadmissibility issues, they may be desperately in need of a solution in order to enter Canada legally. There are many foreign nationals from all over the world who have criminal inadmissibility and thus cannot enter Canada. In these specific circumstances, a Criminal Rehabilitation application wo…click for more...
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Denied Entry to Canada Due to Misrepresentation

  Misrepresentation and Denied Entry to Canada  Perhaps one of the worst offences you can commit in the eyes of Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is misrepresentation. Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) treats misrepresentation very seriously, and if you are charged with misrepresentation it could result in your application being refused, your status …click for more...
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Top 5 Don’ts When Crossing the Border with Criminal Inadmissibility

Important Don’ts When Crossing the Border with Criminal Inadmissibility Any foreign national will experience some anxiety or fear when crossing the Canadian border, especially when the Immigration officer asks questions regarding your criminal inadmissibility. Foreign nationals who have criminal inadmissibility or, in other words, a criminal record will have more questions and more examinatio…click for more...
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Questions about Canadian Criminality

Common Misconceptions about Criminality There are many foreign nationals around the world that find themselves as criminally inadmissible to Canada. If this is the case for you, you are highly recommended to research and understand what you can do to overcome your criminal inadmissibility. It is indeed a very unpleasant outcome if you are denied or refused entry into Canada. As such, the best o…click for more...
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Applying for Canadian Citizenship with a Criminal Record

Can I Become a Canadian Citizen with a Criminal Record If you were convicted of a crime from another country but would like to apply for Canadian citizenship, you may run into some complications. In order to the protect all Canadian citizens and permanent residents  from any potential risks, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) takes criminal convictions very seriously. If you …click for more...
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