Travelling to Canada with a criminal record for hunting season

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 12:00:27 +0000

A criminal history may not be the end of your plans to go hunting in Canada. Although travellers who try to cross the border with a criminal record face a risk of being denied entry to Canada, there are a few options available to overcome inadmissibility. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration […]

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How to return to Canada after being asked to leave

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 12:00:35 +0000

Canada has the authority to ask non-Canadian citizens to leave the country by issuing removal orders. Removal orders are often issued if you have committed an illegal act while in Canada. You could also get one if you are found to be working without a valid visa or otherwise violating the conditions of your visa. […]

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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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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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Visiting Canada in summer 2022? What you can do if you have a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 13:00:44 +0000

If you are thinking of coming to Canada this summer but a past criminal record is slowing you down, you might want to examine your options to overcome criminal inadmissibility. Although it is true that committing even minor crimes can render you inadmissible, it does not necessarily mean you will never be able to come […]

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