Denied Entry to Canada

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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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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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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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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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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Increase Your Chance of Getting Approved for Your Temporary Resident Permit at the Border

Arrived at the Port of Entry -What's Next When you are traveling to Canada with inadmissibility, it can be very overwhelming to face and answer all questions that an immigration officer asks you. You may be aware that you can be approved or denied at the port of entry. If you are approved, congratulations! If you are refused, then it is better for you to understand why you receive a refusal and…click for more...
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Denied Entry at the Canadian Port of Entry

Major Reason why you can be Refused Entry at the Canadian Port of Entry There are many reasons why you may be denied entry to Canada. One of the most common reasons is having criminal inadmissibility. It is important to recognize that the Immigration officer has the authority to refuse your entry, even if you have a criminal conviction from over thirty years ago. Thus, it is very important to d…click for more...
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Who can apply for Temporary Resident Permit  

Processing your application for temporary resident permit Canada has always been accepting of new residents, no matter their background. However, this does not mean that Canada does not carry out security checks on people hoping to enter the country. Have you ever been convicted of driving under the influence? Maybe a minor assault? Well, this may affect your entry process into Canada. This art…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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Working and Studying in Canada with Inadmissibility

I Want to Work or Study in Canada but I am Inadmissible Oftentimes, individuals think if they are not allowed to visit Canada, there is no way they would be allowed to work or study in Canada, but this is not the case. If you want to work or study in Canada but are currently inadmissible, do not immediately give up your hope and think entering Canada is impossible. Throughout this blog, you m…click for more...
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The Difference between Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) and Criminal Rehabilitation (CR)

[gallery ids="1924"] How Do I Deal with Denied Entry to Canada In order to protect Canada and Canadian citizens, the country will pay extra attention to travelers who possess criminal history. The strict rules set by the government can be very complicated and overwhelming for someone who has a criminal record and wants to enter Canada. In other words, you may be denied entry if you are considere…click for more...
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