Refused Entry to Canada from US
Millions of people attempt visit Canada every year. At the same time, many of those people come to discover that they are considered inadmissible to Canada for one reason or another. If you have been refused entry to Canada, it can be due to"
- A criminal inadmissibility;
- A medical inadmissibility; or
- An issue of non-compliance
If you have been refused entry for criminal reasons, it means that a previous charge, conviction or commission of a crime appears on your record and a Border Services Officer has determined that, as a result, you a refused entry.
A Border Services Officer is a member of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and have the legal authority to decide who can enter and remain in Canada. These officers are charged with the protection of Canada’s borders and make decisions that protect the best interests of Canada when authorizing or refusing entry to Canada. These officers have many of the same powers as police officers including:
- The right to search;
- Make Arrests; and
- Seize documents or goods.
If you have been refused entry to Canada, a CBSA Officer has determined that your current unique situation poses a risk to Canada. As mentioned above, these risks go beyond solely criminal reasons.
Medical or Non-Compliance Inadmissibility
If you are found medically inadmissible, it is because it is determined that your current health condition may pose a risk to Canadians. This can be the case with a communicable disease or other such illness. You may also be refused to Canada on medical grounds if your current health situation would be considered a burden to Canada’s healthcare system. This means that if your medical condition requires ongoing treatment or you require special care, you may be considered inadmissible as a result.
When it comes to issues of non-compliance, an officer may determine you inadmissible if you have previously contravened Immigration Regulations and therefore refuse your entry to Canada. For example, if you previously overstayed in Canada illegally and left voluntarily or were removed from Canada, you may be considered inadmissible if you attempt to enter another time because you previously did not comply with immigration regulations.
In situations such as these, a Temporary Resident Permit is almost always required to overcome this inadmissibility issue. Further, you will need to demonstrate how you should not be considered inadmissible. This is often easier said than done.
If you face a situation where you are considered inadmissible, contact Forward Immigration. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with matters such as this and will work hard to help you achieve your goals in Canada.
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