Can I come to Canada with a Past Criminal Record

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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 stopped or questioned again. The associates at Akrami and Associates have dealt with many people who have gone through the process of Criminal Rehabilitation and helped them complete it successfully. Often, many people do not seek guidance in this process and end up having their application returned. To ensure a successful criminal rehabilitation application, contact us at Akrami & Associates so that one of our experienced and educated staff can guide you with the process.

What is Criminal Rehabilitation

No person should be stopped for a crime they committed over 5-10 years ago. Criminal rehabilitation is the process in which a person who was convicted of a crime reenters society and is able to travel freely in and out of the country with no questions asked about their past convictions. If you have committed a previous offence, chances are that you will be stopped. With a criminal rehabilitation, if you complete the application and get successful results, you may never be stopped again unless you reoffend. At Akrami & Associates, we have worked on over 15,000 cases and are experienced in getting successful results. Do not take any chances and get the professional assistance our associates offer by guiding you and informing you about the legality of your situation and helping you complete your application with an outcome of very successful results.

TRP vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

What is the difference between a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) and Criminal Rehabilitation you might ask. Both temporary resident permit and criminal rehabilitation are very similar to each other. Even though they are similar to one another, they are also quite different in certain aspects, do not confuse them. The main difference between the two is that one, the temporary resident permit, is likewise to its name is a temporary document which allows you temporary entry into Canada. The criminal rehabilitation is permanent, once you get approved, you can enter the country whenever you want. With a temporary resident permit, you are only allowed to stay in the country for a limited time. In the case of a TRP, the border security officer will provide you with a specific time period that you are allowed into the country for while with an approved criminal rehabilitation application you can travel with ease without have to renew your permit.

Who can apply for Criminal Rehabilitation

If you are finished your time for committing a serious crime of 5 years or more, you are eligible to apply for criminal rehabilitation. The criminal rehabilitation application form can be quite overwhelming for the average person. At Akrami and Associates we will help you complete the application form successfully and help facilitate the process for you. The criminal rehabilitation form requires you to write down the offence you have previously committed, the dates of when the crimes were committed, places, sentences and statute numbers. Furthermore, we have a skilled team of experienced associates who work with criminal rehabilitation on a daily basis that will inform you how to get your state clearances, police clearances and other supporting documents we would need with your application. If you are unable to do that than you may apply for something you are not even eligible for yet, therefore, it is recommended to consult with an immigration expert prior to starting an application. If you choose to work with one of our associates, we will do our absolute best to not only help you but to also educate you to ensure it does not happen again. Once you obtain criminal rehabilitation, you can enter and exit the country whenever you wish however, if you commit a crime while possessing a criminal rehabilitation, the officer has all the right to take it away from you.

Where do I apply for Criminal Rehabilitation

Criminal Rehabilitation applications are submitted at consulate level meaning you cannot go to the Port of Entry and submit your application at the border. If you are submitting a temporary resident permit application then you can submit your application at the port of entry and get same day decision on your application. Criminal Rehabilitation application takes approximately 8-12 months for processing, sometimes a decision is made sooner than the advertised time on the government website.

How much does a criminal rehabilitation application cost

Of course, with every document comes a processing fee. A criminal rehabilitation-processing fee varies on the severity of your crime. The fees are $200 for minor offenses, and $1,000 for serious offenses. When submitting your application at the consulate level ensure payments are made for the application to be processed.

Contact Akrami & Associate

At Akrami and Associates, we want to see our clients to excel. Sometimes in order to excel, it is good to have an experienced professional to help you and help facilitate the process for you. When you choose to work with the staff at Akrami & Associates, we will do everything in our power to help you complete the criminal rehabilitation application successfully by looking at your needs and figuring out if and how your need is higher in importance than that of your offence and the time since you completed the offence. At Akrami & Associates, no case is too big or too small for our educated and knowledgeable associates. Even if you may think that you will not get accepted to obtain a criminal rehabilitation application, you may be wrong and you would not know yourself. Do not lose hope just yet. Our associates will find a way to help you and help provide justice. Do not hesitate to call us for a consultation with one of our experienced associates because with the staff at Akrami & Associates, there is always a way!.