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Have you recently been issued a removal order from Canada? Do you know what steps to take now that you’ve been issued this official request for removal? If not, then this article is for you. It is extremely important to understand the stipulations of a removal order from Canada and what exactly you must do if you are issued one. This is especially the case if you’d like to return to Canada one day in the future. Therefore, in this article, I will explain what an Authorization to Return to Canada is and whether or not you would have to apply for this type of application if you are issued a removal order from Canada.

What is Authorization to Return to Canada

The Authorization to Return to Canada is an official immigration application, also commonly referred to as an ARC, that gives special permission to a foreign national that was previously issued a removal order from Canada. The removal order will unfortunately make you inadmissible to Canada for a specific time period. The time period would entirely depend on the type of removal order you received. Whether or not you must apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada will also entirely depend on the type of removal order that was given to you and whether or not you abided by the conditions of the removal order. For instance, if you were issued a departure order or exclusion order and you met all of the conditions of the removal order, then you will not be required to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada. On the other hand, if you were issued a deportation order, you will need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada, prior to attempting to travel to Canada. Additionally, if you were issued a departure or exclusion order and you did not abide by the conditions of the removal order, then, unfortunately, you would have to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada before returning to Canada.

What to Consider When Applying for an ARC

Before applying for an Authorization to Return to Canada, it is very important to understand, first, why you were issued the removal order. It is best to fully go through all of the reasons why you were issued the removal order and see if you have any additional or supporting information or documents to provide to Immigration. That way, when you apply for the Authorization to Return to Canada, you can prove why you should be allowed re-entry into Canada with supporting evidence. In addition to the initial reasons for your issuance of a removal order from Canada, it is also important to consider other factors that the Immigration officer may consider, such as:
  • Any chance you may repeat the behavior that caused the removal order to be issued in the first place
  • Length of time since the removal order was issued and you remained outside of Canada
  • Your current circumstances in your country of origin or residence
  • Reasoning for wanting to re-enter Canada
If you can provide legitimate reasoning and explanation for each of the above factors, then you are on your way to creating a strong Authorization to Return to Canada application. Your main intentions should be convincing the Immigration officer that your desire to enter Canada and your changed behavior is genuine. For instance, many foreign nationals are issued removal orders from Canada due to overstaying their welcome, i.e. staying passed the authorized period of stay on a Visitor Visa. If you have been in this similar situation, it is best to show the Immigration officer that you will not overstay your authorized period of entry into Canada. Additionally, you should diligently show many ties to your home country or country of residence.

How to Apply for Authorization to Return to Canada

If and when you determine that you need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada, you must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa. Please note that you do not need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada separately from the Temporary Resident Visa. The only difference between the two applications is specifically the government fee. Please keep in mind, there are specific documents that need to be included in your Authorization to Return to Canada application, such as:
  • Forms
  • 2 Passport Photos
  • A Copy of your Passport
  • Explanation Letter indicating why you should be permitted entry into Canada again – The explanation letter should also convince the officer that you will not repeat the same behavior and how you’ve changed since you were issued the removal order
  • Government processing fee
Apart from these important documents, you should try to provide as many supporting documents with your application. Specifically, documents that show your ties to your home country or country of residence and that will show you will exit Canada at the end of your period of stay.

Contact Akrami & Associates

It is essential that you have taken all of the aforementioned information and documentation into consideration before you apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada. It is essential for you to determine whether you, in fact, need an Authorization to Return to Canada in order to re-enter Canada after being issued a removal order. Applications for Authorization to Return to Canada are difficult applications to pursue on your own and it is highly recommended that you seek out professional and experienced help before applying. Here, at Akrami & Associates, we work and have experience with many different immigration issues. We have helped many of our clients regain entry into Canada after being issued a removal order by applying for an Authorization to Return to Canada. If you believe that you may be eligible to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada, please feel free to contact Akrami & Associates at our office at 416-477-2545 for more information or if you would like to book a consultation with an immigration professional for more advice. With Akrami & Associates, there is always a way!

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