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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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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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Understanding Record Suspensions

Record Suspensions There are ways you can overcome your status as inadmissible, and travel to Canada for a brief period of time. Often, individuals will apply for a temporary resident permit, or, apply for criminal rehabilitation. This is done by submitting an application to the government and proving you pose no risk to Canadians if you were to visit the country, and request that the Canadian …click for more...
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Ways to overcome Inadmissibility to Canada

How to Overcome Inadmissibility to Canada If you have inadmissibility to Canada, you will be denied entry. There are even situations where individuals were able to enter Canada in the past even though they were inadmissible, simply because they got lucky and the immigration officer at the border did not realize. One day they learn they are inadmissible to Canada for one reason or another and sh…click for more...
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How Does a Record Suspension Affect Inadmissibility

  Record Suspensions Most likely, you are aware that is you have a criminal history in any country, for a crime which you would also have a criminal history in Canada, you are inadmissible to enter Canada. Though, there are ways you can overcome your status as inadmissible, and travel to Canada for a brief period of time. Often, individuals will apply for a temporary resident permit, or, …click for more...
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What is a Record Suspension

Record Suspension and Pardon in Canada Have you been criminally charged within Canada? Are you a foreign national, a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? Regardless of status, the moment that you obtain a criminal charge or conviction in Canada, you will become criminally inadmissible to Canada. In order to successfully overcome your criminal inadmissibility to Canada and permanent…click for more...
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Record Suspensions – Questions and Answers

FAQ – Record Suspensions In this article, I will address a couple of popular questions and answers for record suspensions, also referred to as pardons in Canada. There are several different questions that revolve around record suspensions as it is a broad category that includes many foreign nationals. A record suspension is the best option if you are a foreign national that has been convicted o…click for more...
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How to Overcome your Criminal Inadmissibility

Different Options to Overcome your Criminal Inadmissibility If you are from a foreign country and you have a criminal conviction or offence on your record, your entry into Canada can become complicated. In almost all circumstances, Canadian immigration authorities will refuse and deny the entry of any foreign national that has a criminal record. The reasoning behind this is to ensure the safety a…click for more...
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Temporary Resident in Canada with a Criminal Record

How to Obtain Temporary Residence in Canada with a Criminal Record Any foreign national who has gone through the process of obtaining a temporary resident visa from Canada knows how difficult the process can be, especially if they have a criminal record. If a foreign national has a criminal record, then they will either need to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit or a Criminal Rehabilitation in…click for more...
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New Rules for Pardons in Canada

New Changes to Length to Get a Pardon In order to remove your criminal record from a public record, you must first apply for a Record Suspension, or also known as a Pardon. In March of 2012, the eligibility requirements had changed for the waiting period for a summary offence from three years to five years which evidently affected the lives of many with a criminal record. This was a change made i…click for more...
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Possession Pardons

New Legalization Bill to Include Possession Pardons Canada is being recognized worldwide for its progressive legislations, especially with regards to the legalization of marijuana on a federal scale. The government has announced the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in the near future. It is anticipated that in the summer of 2018, there will be new changes and laws im…click for more...
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Is it Possible to Be Pardoned of an Offence in Canada

Pardoned of an Offence If you currently live in Canada and certain unfortunate circumstances happened where you now have a criminal record, thankfully there is still a chance for you to get pardoned. This pardon is usually referred to as a record suspension. In this article, I will explain what a record suspension is, who is eligible for this suspension, limitations, certain scenarios thatwould f…click for more...
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Temporary Visitor to Canada with Criminal Record

Temporary Visitor to Canada with Criminal Record Are you Temporary Visitor to Canada and got convicted with a Criminal Record? As someone who has gone through the process of being a Temporary Visitor to Canada, you know that it is very difficult to apply and gather all documents required to be allowed entry into Canada. Travelers with criminal history have to go through an extra step by appl…click for more...
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Enter Canada With Criminal Record

A major ground of inadmissibility to Canada is a criminal record. However there are still options available. We can help you obtain a Record Suspension or Rehabilitation if you meet the criteria. 1. Record Suspension A record suspension allows an individual’s criminal record to be kept aside. It removes the person’s criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database.…click for more...
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