Problems Entering Canada? We Can Help

Many people are unaware that they can be denied entry to Canada, even if they have already been approved for the appropriate visa or they are entering from a country like the United States, citizens of which do not require a visa. Problems Entering Canada

It can be extremely inconvenient, expensive and frustrating to have problems entering Canada, as many people do not know they are ineligible to enter Canada until they actually try. In other words, they have already spent the time and money traveling to Canada, and may have a pressing reason to enter the country such as a family emergency or a business trip.

Why would someone have problems entering Canada?

There are a lot of different reasons that someone can have issues entering Canada if they want to visit for any reason.

For example, if you have a criminal record or a history of criminal ties, you could be inadmissible to Canada. If you have health issues, you may also be inadmissible to Canada. The Canadian border officials must also be satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and that you have enough money to support yourself while you are in Canada.

Visitors from specific countries must also have a valid travel document, and some types of travel documents or passports are considered unreliable by the Canadian government and could cause you problems when you try to enter Canada.

Many different issues that cause someone problems when entering Canada can be fixed. For example, those who have a criminal record may be able to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit, which will allow them to overcome their criminal inadmissibility for a short period of time.

Problems entering Canada are a concern for many, however some travelers do not realize there will be a problem until they have arrived at the border or airport. Avoid experiencing problems entering Canada before you travel, and contact a licensed immigration lawyer to determine your eligibility and any additional steps you need to take for problem-free travel to Canada.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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