Inadmissibility is a serious matter that can jeopardize the ability of foreign nationals and permanent residents to live, work, visit or study in Canada. Our Ottawa immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC have significant experience representing individuals who have been found inadmissible and assisting them throughout the process of their admissibility hearing or subsequent appeals.
One of our lawyers can:
- Meet with you to discuss your legal issues and how best to address them
- Gather documentary evidence, such as medical reports or proof of rehabilitation after committing a crime
- Compile personal documentation and prepare affidavits to support your admissibility
- Make persuasive legal submissions on your admissibility hearing
- Arrange for witnesses to give information in support of your matter
- In necessary, request that a representative of your country’s consulate or of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees attends your hearing
- Apply for a temporary residence permit on your behalf, with supporting evidence
Foreign nationals and permanent residents may not be permitted to enter or remain in Canada if the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) or Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have reasonable grounds to believe that they are inadmissible for criminal, medical, or financial reasons, misrepresentation, or non-compliance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
For more information please contact Gerami Law PC to arrange for a consultation with one of our immigration and refugee lawyers.
You may be inadmissible to enter or remain in Canada if the CBSA believes that you have or will:
- Be a security concern to Canada, by spying against Canada or its interests, engaging in terrorism, attempting to overthrow a government or democratic institution, threatening Canada’s security, endangering the safety of Canadians through violence, or being part of an organization that has committed these acts
- Violate human or international rights, by being part of a government that has committed such violations, committing a crime against humanity or a war crime, or being prohibited from entering Canada by an international body or assembly
- Commit or be convicted of a crime that is punishable in Canada by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years; or, if you are a foreign national, if the crime is prosecutable by indictment
- Be part of an criminal organization or commit a transnational crime, such as people smuggling, trafficking in persons, or money-laundering
If you are or may be inadmissible for these reasons, it is in your best interest to obtain legal advice. Gerami Law lawyers will advocate on your behalf and rely on their skill and experience to present persuasive arguments to the Court.
A medical exam is required as a standard part of the immigration process, and CBSA may find you inadmissible if you have a health condition that can endanger the health or safety of persons in Canada, or if you require medical or social services in Canada.
Gerami Law can help you demonstrate that your health condition will not threaten Canadians or cause an excessive burden on Canada’s medical resources, by gathering documentary evidence, obtaining medical reports, and making persuasive legal submissions on your behalf.
If CBSA finds that you cannot or will not support yourself or your dependent family members in Canada, you may be inadmissible. Our immigration lawyers can compile evidence to establish that you can financially support yourself, or that you have alternative arrangements for financial support.
You may be inadmissible if you are suspected of giving false information or withholding material facts in your Canadian immigration matters, or if the person who sponsored you was found to be inadmissible for doing so. Gerami Law’s immigration lawyers can make arguments as to your admissibility and the admissibility of your sponsor, based on evidence that the information you have given to immigration officials has been accurate.
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH IMMIGRATION LAW
There are a number of ways that you can be found inadmissible for failing to comply with Canadian immigration law, including overstaying your visa, not adhering to the conditions of your visa or permit, and entering Canada without proper documentation. Our lawyers can help you by obtaining evidence and making legal submissions to establish that you have complied with immigration law and regulations.