Have you been denied entry into Canada? This is an article on how to overcome this situation and what might be the cause as well.
Most Denied Entry to Canada are caused the Coronavirus, below are the update on Denied Entry to Canada and Coronavirus
Update on Denied Entry to Canada and Coronavirus
- Because of the spread of the Coronavirus, the Canadian border has been close to most noncitizens. This is to prevent the further spread of the virus.
- Anyone is not part of the essential travelers like workers, the family of Canadian citizens, and permanent residents, students will be denied entry to Canada
- Any individual who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air
- After you have arrived in Canada, your health status will be checked before you leave the port of entry. You must be ready to be quarantined for 2 weeks when you arrive in Canada. This is very compulsory, even if you show no symptoms of COVID-19. If you are not ready to adhere to the rules, you should not travel to Canada.
Reasons you be denied entry to Canada
There are numerous reasons why an individual may be denied entry into Canada, below are the reasons
- Financial reasons
- Health grounds
- Criminality (even DUIs and DWIs)
- Noncompliance with IRPA
- Organized criminality
- Human or international rights violations
- Misrepresentation (of any kind)
Also know that even having an inadmissible family member can cause you to be denied. If you are inadmissible to Canada, you will not be allowed to enter, unless you know how to prepare the ‘right’ paperwork. If you come up with a valid reason to travel to Canada that can be accounted for, you may be issued a temporary resident permit (TRP).
How to Repeal a Denial
The appeal options for a Canadian visa refusal are:
- Putting up a request for restoration to the Case Processing Centre or CPC
- Appealing your Canadian visa refusal to the Immigration Adjudication Division, or IAD
- Appealing your Canadian visa refusal to the Federal Court of Canada
The options above for appealing against a Canadian visa that is right for you are based on different factors. These factors are what type of visa application it was, did you apply for a Canadian visitor visa or study visa or Did you apply for permanent residency? The various forms of appeal are better suited for different types of visas and the condition. You may have only thirty days to appeal your Canadian visa refusal. This is a very short deadline and you must act very fast.
Entering Canada with a Criminal Record
If you have been previously charged with any crime outside Canada despite whether you’re charged was withdrawn or pardoned and you had a conditional sentence, you may be found inadmissible to Canada.
Option 1: For individuals who want to visit Canada immediately due to work-related matters or emergency family issues etc. If you’re in a such situation, you may be able to address your inadmissibility at the airport or at the Canadian consulate by submitting a temporary resident permit application or known as TRP. It is a temporary solution and may allow you to enter Canada only once.
Option 2: Criminal rehabilitation application, will allow you to remove your inadmissibility to Canada from your records, so in the future, you may be able to travel to Canada with no obstruction. These applications are submitted to the consulate or visa office overseas, and it may take many months for processing. But if you approach this solution as permanent, if you have a past criminal record and want to cross the border, I suggest you consider consulting immigration professionals to avoid any complication that may arise during the processing.
When it comes to being refused entry into Canada, it is necessary you deal with the circumstances properly. Whether you have a criminal record like a DUI or something even more serious, you may still be admitted into Canada as long as you have the ‘correct’ paperwork in order.
What will be required of you is to file a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) application which is a ‘Form IMM 5708’. Form IMM 5708 is the official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident (either as a visitor, a student, or a worker).