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Canadian Immigration: Application for rehabilitation/temporary residence permit

Michigan Canadian Immigration Lawyer

Helping Clients in and around Detroit with Canadian Immigration

U.S. citizens who are seeking entry into Canada have various immigration options available to them. Michigan immigration attorney David Newman helps U.S. citizens who are seeking entry into Canada with their immigration needs, including those individuals who have unique Canadian immigration needs. If you are seeking immigration to Canada, contact Detroit area immigration attorney David Newman at (248) 737-1824 to learn more about your Canadian immigration options.

Temporary Residence Permit

Those individuals who are otherwise inadmissible in Canada, but seek entry into Canada based on justified purposes, may be issued a temporary residence permit. In order to be eligible for a temporary resident permit, the reason for entry into Canada must outweigh the health or safety risks to Canadian society, as determined by a Canadian immigration or a border services officer. Individuals seeking a temporary residence permit must pay a non-refundable processing fee.

Temporary Rehabilitation

Canadian law generally prohibits temporary residents and applicants for permanent residence from entry into Canada if they have been involved in criminal activity. In some cases, however, individuals who would otherwise be considered inadmissible may request temporary rehabilitation for purposes of entry into Canada.

In general, temporary residents and applicants for permanent residence are considered to be criminally inadmissible for Canadian immigration if the applicant:

  • was convicted of a criminal offense in Canada;
  • was convicted of a criminal offense outside of Canada that is considered a crime in Canada; and/or
  • committed an act outside of Canada that is considered a crime under the laws of the country where it occurred and would be punishable under Canadian law.

Nonetheless, an inadmissible individual may be eligible to apply for rehabilitation if the applicant has:

  • committed an act outside of Canada and five years have elapsed since the act;
  • was convicted outside of Canada and five years have passed since the end of the sentence imposed.

Get the Legal Help You Need

Because the Canadian immigration process can be confusing and require extensive paperwork, particularly when an applicant is seeking temporary rehabilitation or a temporary residence permit, you should consult with a knowledgeable Canadian immigration attorney. Michigan immigration attorney David Newman is well-versed in both U.S. immigration and Canadian immigration options. He can advise you on your options and guide you through the visa/permit application process.

If you have questions about Canadian immigration, contact Detroit immigration attorney David Newman at (248) 737-1824 to learn more about the requirements and application process for Canadian immigration.