Temporary Resident Permit Lawyers in Denver

Did you know that if you are deemed to be criminally inadmissible to Canada by a Canadian border officer, you will not be allowed to proceed into Canada? Any plans you had will have to be cancelled, and you may not be able to get any of the money you spent on on your travel may be lost for good. A criminal record of any kind has the potential to cause you to be denied entry to Canada, even if you are an American citizen. But are there ways to overcome this criminal inadmissibility? Yes! Read on. Temporary Resident Permit Criminal Inadmissibility 300x198 Temporary Resident Permit Lawyers in Denver

Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit in Denver

You can overcome your criminal inadmissibility to Canada by applying for a temporary resident permit. In doing so, however, you will have to gather many different supporting documents and it is a good idea to review your application and application package with a licensed immigration attorney to be sure nothing has been missed and your documents are satisfactory. Some of these documents include:

If your conviction was DUI-related, proof your license has been reinstated. Depending on your sentence, you’ll need proof it was completed as well as that any fines have been paid and you have been discharged from probation if applicable.

You’ll need several letters, including: A written description of the events surrounding the offense and conviction, a letter from your employer describing your length of service, job and salary as well as three different letters of reference from “responsible citizens” on your behalf.

– You’ll also need different court documents, such as the judgements made against you. These judgements should indicate the charge, section of the law broken, the verdict as well as the sentence. You’ll need copies of the laws that were broken as well, which may be available on the internet, at your local library or at the court house.

Denied Entry to Canada Lawyers in Denver

If you want to visit Canada would would otherwise be denied entry, speaking with a licensed immigration lawyer is a very good idea. We are an immigration law firm that has been helping people overcome criminal inadmissibility for over 15 years. We can assess your case and help you determine if you are inadmissible or not, and then explain your next steps to you. If a temporary resident permit is your best option, we’ll be able to help you apply for one and ensure that your application has the best chance for success. Don’t wait! Contact us as soon as you know you need to travel.


Can Americans be denied entry to Canada for a DUI?

Many American citizens might be surprised to find out that they can be denied entry to Canada if they have a DUI conviction.

Most American citizens can show their passport at the Canadian border or a port of entry and then they can be on their way. But Americans who have a criminal record, especially one for a DUI conviction, could be denied entry to Canada. Screen Shot 2012 10 15 at 10.40.20 PM 206x300 Can Americans be denied entry to Canada for a DUI?

When this happens you are expected to leave immediately and return to the United States. It can be frustrating and upsetting, particularly if you have spent money on your travel itinerary or had intended to visit family. But no matter what the reason or how expensive it will end up being, there are no exceptions and you must return to the US.

However, you may be able to obtain a temporary resident permit to enter Canada. This is also known as a visitor visa or tourist visa, and even if you are criminally inadmissible to Canada you could still get in with a temporary resident permit.

What is needed for a temporary resident permit?

For a temporary resident permit, you will need to fill out a temporary resident permit application form as well as provide the necessary supporting documentation in your application package.

There are also two very important criteria you must meet when you apply for a temporary resident permit for any reason and from any country:

You must have strong ties to the United States or your home country. This means you have to prove to immigration authorities that there is enough waiting for you at home to ensure you will not overstay your temporary resident permit. If you have close relatives (immediate family is best) living in the United States, a home or apartment least in the United States, or a full-time job in the United States, evidence of these can serve as proof that you will return home once you are done visiting Canada.

The second most important criteria is demonstrating that you have enough money to support yourself in Canada. This means you have enough money to fund your stay, that you can inform officials where you are staying (at a hotel at your own expense or with friends or relatives at no cost), and that you can prove you are financially able to return home, ideally with a return ticket that is already paid for.


What Happens if You Are Denied Entry into Canada?

Many people are denied entry to Canada every single day. In an effort to keep Canada safe and prevent people who shouldn’t be allowed into Canada from entering the country, sometimes people who pose no threat to the safety of Canada or Canadians are caught up in the crossfire. Screen Shot 2012 09 27 at 10.03.47 PM 300x197 What Happens if You Are Denied Entry into Canada?

Did you know that if you have a criminal record (even if it is a very old one) or a medical issue, Canadian border officials can deny you entry to Canada at the US-Canada border or at the Canadian airport?

If you are denied entry to Canada, you will simply be informed of this. You will either be told you are inadmissible to Canada or that you are being denied entry to Canada, and you will be told you must turn around and go back to where you came from.

If you do not co-operate, with border or immigration officials, you could be arrested or detained.

You may also be told about applying for special permission to enter Canada, also known as a temporary resident visa or temporary resident permit.

If you have already spent money on plane tickets or an expensive vacation in Canada, this can be extremely upsetting. Businesses (like a vacation resort or an airline) do not have to check to make sure you are admissible to Canada before they take your money, and in many cases your money will not be refunded.

Make sure you are eligible to enter Canada before you make plans! Call our immigration law firm as soon as you know you are traveling to Canada if you are inadmissible to Canada or worry that you could be refused entry and are not sure whether or not you are inadmissible to Canada. We can help you apply for special permission to enter Canada (A temporary resident permit) so you can enter Canada.


How to Apply for a TRP for Canada

A temporary resident permit is required by the citizens of many different countries around the world who want to visit Canada for any length of time. A temporary resident permit is also called a temporary resident visa or a Canadian visitor’s visa. Screen Shot 2012 09 19 at 12.58.41 AM 300x222 How to Apply for a TRP for Canada

While a temporary resident permit is not a guarantee of access to Canada, you will still require one to enter Canada if you are not from a visa-exempt country.

How to apply for a temporary resident permit

1. Make an application for a temporary resident permit. Read and understand all of the instructions on the application. Whenever you fill out any kind of immigration form, you need to make sure you follow the instructions exactly – even a small mistake could result in the denial of your application.

2. Gather the required supporting documentation for a temporary resident permit. This will include proof of a valid travel document (like a valid passport), passport photos for the visa, information about your finances (to prove you can support yourself financially while in Canada), and other documents that may be necessary depending on your individual situation – they can vary.

3. You will need to pay the fee when you submit your temporary resident permit application .Even if your application is denied, you will not get your fee back.

The fees are:
$75 for a single entry visa
$150 for a multiple entry visa
$400 for a family multiple entry/single entry

4. Submit your application. There are two options for submitting your temporary resident permit application – at the Canadian border or port of entry, and at your nearest Canadian consulate. While the Canadian consulate can take longer to process an application, if you’re denied at the Canadian border you will have to turn around and go back where you came from. You may also have to undergo an interview and a medical examination depending on a number of factors.

We have handled thousands of temporary resident permit applications with success! Give us a call, we can handle yours.