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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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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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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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Criminal Rehabilitation Application Tips

  Coming to Canada with Criminal Record If you are a foreign traveler with criminal record, you will need to be aware of the fact that you may be denied entry. Having a criminal record and wants to overcome inadmissibility to Canada can be worrisome. Furthermore, in order to make sure individuals with criminal record are no longer a risk to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the Cana…click for more...
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Common Myths about Criminal Inadmissibility to Canada

Misconceptions about Criminal Inadmissibility to Canada An individual may be inadmissible to Canada due to a variety of reasons; one of the most common types of inadmissibility is criminal inadmissibility. While entering Canada with a criminal record is possible, there are many misconceptions that need to be dispelled. In this blog, you will learn about common myths about criminal inadmissibili…click for more...
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How to Create a Strong Temporary Resident Permit Application

Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit If you have inadmissibility, you may be aware of the fact that you can be denied entry to Canada. In order to overcome that inadmissibility, you must apply for a temporary resident permit before coming to Canada. However, applying for a temporary resident permit can be an overwhelming task. You, as an applicant, will need to persuade an immigration offi…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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Comparing Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation  

Criminal Inadmissibility The Canadian immigration officers are often vigilant when it comes to accessing a foreign national’s admissibility. They tend to scrutinize every foreign national to ensure security of every Canadian citizen and permanent resident. That being said, if you, as a foreign national, have a criminal record, you can be denied entry to Canada. If you are traveling to Canada…click for more...
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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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Crimes that Can Deny You Entry into Canada

Entering Canada with Criminal Record As you may know, a lot of foreign travelers, including U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, with criminal inadmissibility are turned away at the border by the Canadian border officers. Criminal inadmissibility results from a wide range of criminal offenses which can ultimately hider you from entering Canada. The laws between the United States and Cana…click for more...
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Temporary Resident Permit Q and A

Can I Apply for a Temporary Resident Permit at the Border Yes. If you have an urgent travel date, you may apply for a temporary resident permit at the border. In this way, you may get a same-day decision from the officer. Even though applying for a temporary resident permit at the port of entry allows you to receive a fast decision, there is a downside of it. You could be refused and turned awa…click for more...
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Applying for Express Entry with Criminal Record

Immigrating to Canada with Express Entry The Express Entry immigration system allows a foreign national that come from a variety of different fields, educational backgrounds, and work experience to obtain permanent residency in Canada under specific federal economic immigration programs. Permanent Resident Status will then be your stepping-stone to the last stop of your Canadian Immigration j…click for more...
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Entering Canada with Criminal Record

How do I enter Canada with Criminal Record Often times, individuals want to enter Canada for business or leisure reasons. However, countless people are not aware of their own criminal charge or conviction, and therefore, they are denied entry to Canada.  Even minor offenses can lead to what Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada calls criminal inadmissibility. Do not give up your hopes …click for more...
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Information about Criminal Rehabilitation

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.…click for more...
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Reasons for Inadmissibility and overcoming it

What is “Inadmissibility” In order to protect the overall security and safety of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, Canadian border officers are vigilant when it comes to admitting foreign travelers to Canada. A lot of times, individuals may be denied entry to Canada, due to various reasons. You fail to enter Canada, because you have “inadmissibility”. Inadmissibility occurs bec…click for more...
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Using Criminal Rehabilitation to Sponsor a Spouse with Criminal Record

Having a Spouse with Criminal Record In order to ensure the security of every Canadian citizen and permanent resident, the immigration officers are vigilant, when it comes to accessing foreign nationals’ admissibility. If you have a spouse who has a criminal record, he or she may be denied entry to Canada. Furthermore, this inadmissibility will prevent you from successfully sponsoring your…click for more...
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