Entering Canada with a felony conviction

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:00:33 +0000

Anyone trying to enter Canada with a felony conviction on their criminal record may be surprised to learn that they might be considered inadmissible. This can be true for residents of any country who would like to immigrate to Canada or even just visit several years post-conviction. However, in some circumstances it may be possible […]

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How to overcome inadmissibility to Canada

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2022 12:00:52 +0000

Canada welcomes millions of visitors, tourists, workers, students and immigrants each year. Nevertheless, Canada has admissibility requirements that each foreign national must meet before they are allowed to enter the country. Such requirements include passing a criminal background check and undergoing medical examinations. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Criminal […]

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Can I enter Canada if I have a criminal record, but I’m a performing artist?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 17:00:41 +0000

If you have a criminal record, it is likely that you will encounter issues entering Canada. If you are a foreign national who has been convicted of an offense or arrested, you may be criminally inadmissible to Canada. No matter the reason for travel, any individual with a criminal record is subject to Canada’s strict […]

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Can I enter Canada if I work in the airline industry and have a criminal record?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 12:00:10 +0000

If you have a criminal record, it is likely that you will experience issues entering Canada. If you are a foreign national who has been arrested or convicted of a criminal offence, you may be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada. This can cause problems for workers with criminal records in the airline industry who work […]

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Common offenses that make people inadmissible to Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:00:21 +0000

Generally speaking, any act that is illegal both in the country where it took place and in Canada creates the potential for inadmissibility issues. That being said, the Canadian government offers options to allow newcomers to overcome inadmissibility. Some of the common offenses that may impact a person’s ability to enter Canada include the following: […]

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Will Canadian border services officers ask about your criminal record?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:00:32 +0000

When you arrive at a Canadian port of entry, you may be asked if you have a criminal record. When asked, you will have to tell the truth. It is a serious crime to make a false statement to a border services officer. If you do, you may not be allowed to enter Canada. Although […]

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How a legal opinion letter can help you come to Canada with a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 17:00:22 +0000

A lawyer may be able to write a letter that can help you cross the border if you have concerns about criminal inadmissibility. A legal opinion letter does not override criminal inadmissibility, but it can explain to a border official why you are not actually inadmissible in the first place. It offers a legal analysis […]

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Visiting Canada for a concert or music festival this summer? How to overcome your criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 13:00:22 +0000

Canada has re-opened its borders and economy following restrictions that were put in place at the start of the pandemic. As such, fully vaccinated tourists are welcome to visit the country. They will look to visit friends and family as well as enjoy the sights and sounds Canada has to offer after the Canadian border […]

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How to visit Canada this summer even if you have a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 11 May 2022 13:00:14 +0000

If you believe you are criminally inadmissible to Canada, don’t lose hope. You may still be able to take your vacation to Canada this summer. Canada lifted border restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists late last summer. This year will be the first full summer of open borders—provided you meet the government’s definition of fully vaccinated […]

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What to do if you have a DUI and want to enter Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 13:00:08 +0000

You may be considered inadmissible to Canada with a DUI conviction. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome inadmissibility. Regardless of whether you are coming to Canada to visit, study, work, or immigrate, you will have to resolve admissibility issues before you begin your journey. Canada strengthened DUI in 2018 when marijuana was legalized as part […]

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