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.

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