Denied Entry to Canada

Visiting Canada with a Criminal Record

Are you Travelling to Canada 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 applying for Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) or Criminal Rehabilitation depending …click for more...
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How does My Criminal Record Affect My admissibility to Canada

Entering Canada with a criminal record Anyone who has a criminal record may be potentially denied entry into Canada. It is indeed very frustrating to be denied at the port of entry; therefore, you are recommended to prepare a strong application to overcome your criminal inadmissibility to Canada. If you are struggling with your application, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the su…click for more...
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Major Reason why you can be Refused Entry at the Canadian Port of Entry

Refused Entry at the Canadian Port of Entry If you are an American citizen, or even a foreign national from a different country, there can be several different reasons why you may be refused entry at the Canadian port of entry. In almost all cases, the reason for refusal resolves around inadmissibility. Inadmissibility can either be criminal, medical, financial, for security reasons and more. It …click for more...
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Grounds of Criminal Inadmissibility

Denied Entry into Canada Coming to Canada with a criminal record means that you may be criminally inadmissible. Criminal inadmissibility means that, due to your past criminal records, your entrance to Canada is denied. Regardless of the importance or duration of your travel, your criminal inadmissibility remains. If you are struggling with dealing your criminal inadmissibility, you are encou…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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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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Types of Applications to Overcome Inadmissibility

Overcoming your Inadmissibility  Do you have a criminal record but need to travel to Canada for work or an important business event? Have you already applied for temporary or permanent residence and not sure whether having a criminal record will affect your application? Do you have questions about what else you need to do to be allowed to enter Canada with a criminal history? If these are some…click for more...
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How to Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation

I am a Foreign Offender and I want to Enter Canada “I have completed my sentence for my offense. I am still afraid that Canada will not welcome me. What should I do now?” Having a criminal record and wants to overcome inadmissibility to Canada can be worrisome. Furthermore, the mandatory waiting period since the completion of your sentence can be confusing. If you are a foreign offender who…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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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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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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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 may…click for more...
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Applying for Criminal Rehabilitation to Come to Canada

Entering Canada with Criminal Record Are you attempting to travel to Canada? Are you deemed inadmissible into Canada due to a previous offence on record? Has 5 – 10 years passed since your final offence was committed? If you have answered yes to the aforementioned questions, then this is the article for you, as you may be eligible to apply for Canada’s criminal rehabilitation application. I…click for more...
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Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation

Dealing with your Criminal Inadmissibility Our representative deals with many travellers who tried to enter in Canada but inadmissible to Canada due to their criminal record. If you are influence of alcohol, reckless driving, any theft offences or controlled substance offences, you are inadmissible to Canada. It doesn’t matter what the crime is consider in your country, what matters is how it…click for more...
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Information about a Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation

Travelling to Canada with an Inadmissibility issue Have you planned a trip with your family and been turned back around at the Canadian port of entry due to your past criminal record? You can be denied entry to Canada for many reasons ranging from minor to major offences such as DUI, misdemeanor, felony, health reasons, theft charge etc. It can be very frustrating being turned back and not know…click for more...
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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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Three Grounds of Inadmissibility for Immigrating to Canada

Why am I denied entry into Canada Immigration to Canada may look like an easy process, but the amount of requirements one has to surpass in order to meet immigration officials’ needs may seem endless. Getting accepted into Canada is no easy matter and there are many things that may stand an obstacle in one’s visa application. In this blog, we will discuss what immigration factors can jeopar…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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The Benefits of Criminal Rehabilitation

Obtaining a Criminal Rehabilitation Brings Many Benefits For any foreign national who has criminal inadmissibility issues, they may be desperately in need of a solution in order to enter Canada legally. There are many foreign nationals from all over the world who have criminal inadmissibility and thus cannot enter Canada. In these specific circumstances, a Criminal Rehabilitation application wo…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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Applying for Canadian Citizenship with a Criminal Record

Can I Become a Canadian Citizen with a Criminal Record If you were convicted of a crime from another country but would like to apply for Canadian citizenship, you may run into some complications. In order to the protect all Canadian citizens and permanent residents  from any potential risks, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) takes criminal convictions very seriously. If you …click for more...
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Criminal Rehabilitation Application Tips

  Coming to Canada with Criminal Record If you are a foreign traveler with criminal record, you will need to be aware of the fact that you may be denied entry. Having a criminal record and wants to overcome inadmissibility to Canada can be worrisome. Furthermore, in order to make sure individuals with criminal record are no longer a risk to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the Cana…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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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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