If you were subjected to a Deportation Order from Canada and would like to return to Canada, our Ottawa immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC have the knowledge and experience to assist you in obtaining an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).
It is important that an individual previously subjected to a deportation order demonstrates that his or her situation has changed since he or she was removed. We can help you build a strong case to convince the officer reviewing your application that you will respect the terms and conditions of your stay in Canada, and argue persuasively that the factors considered in an ARC application are in your favour.
The factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to: the reasons for the removal order, the possibility that the sanctioned behaviour will be repeated, the lapse of time since the order was issued, the current situation of the applicant, and the reason for which the applicant wants to enter Canada. If the circumstances that led to the removal order being issued have not changed, it is less likely that you will be given permission to return.
If you received a removal order in the form of a Departure Order, Exclusion Order, or Direction to Leave Canada, you may not require an ARC to return to Canada. In addition, if the removal order enforced against you had no right of appeal and was since set aside by judicial review, you may be entitled to return to Canada at the expense of the Minister. Our immigration lawyers can advise on whether you require an ARC, gather the appropriate documentation, and make legal submissions to support your application in these circumstances.
If you were removed due to Criminal Inadmissibility, we can help you apply for Criminal Rehabilitation and make arguments that demonstrate you are eligible for rehabilitation, have rehabilitated, and are unlikely to commit further crimes. Our lawyers can also apply for a Record Suspension (formerly called a Pardon) of your criminal record, which effectively removes your criminal inadmissibility.
If you were criminally inadmissible, you may also need a Temporary Resident Permit to be allowed back into Canada. In this case, Gerami Law can argue that it has been less than five years since the end of your sentence, you have a valid reason to re-enter Canada, and this reason outweighs the health and safety risks to Canadian society.
For a discussion on how we can assist you with your ARC application, removal order, criminal inadmissibility, or Temporary Resident Permit, please contact our office for a consultation to arrange for a meeting with one of our lawyers.