THERE ARE TWO WAYS INADMISSIBILITY CAN AFFECT A PERSON COMING TO CANADA:
- Denied entry to Canada: Refusing a visa for Criminal, Medical, Misrepresentation or Security Risk reasons
- Denied PR application: Preventing an individual from obtaining (or maintaining) their Permanent Residence status due to Criminal, Medical, Misrepresentation or failure to maintain their Residency Obligation.
INDIVIDUALS CAN BE FOUND TO BE INADMISSIBLE ON THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS:
- Criminal Inadmissibility
- Medical Inadmissibility
- Residency Obligation
- Organized Crime (or ties to it)
- Security Risk
- Committed Human or International rights violations
Criminal Inadmissibility: A person can be deemed rehabilitated if more then 10 years have passed and they only committed one offense that is a non-serious crime. A person is eligible to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation if more than 5 years have passed since their conviction. A TRP is a temporary waiver granted to an individual allowing them to remain in Canada temporarily despite their inadmissiblity.
Normally, persons who do not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act are refused permanent resident or temporary resident visas abroad, denied admission at a port of entry, or refused to process within Canada. In some cases, however, there may be compelling reasons for an officer to issue a temporary resident permit to allow a person who does not meet the requirements of the Act to enter or remain in Canada.
However, if you may be allowed to enter if you have a legitimate reason to do so. To enter Canada, you will be issued a temporary resident permit (TRP).
Legally speaking it can be a very complex, exhausting and lengthy process to overcome inadmissibility. Get professional help from us. Book a free consultation, let’s talk!