Inadmissible to Canada

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Inadmissible to Canada

Canada has two main types of inadmissibility:

Denying entry to Canada:  It’s where IRCC refuses an applicant a visa for Security risk, Criminal, Misrepresentation, or Medical reasons.

Affecting a Permanent Residency (PR) application:  Barring a person from getting (or maintaining) their PR because of Criminal, Misrepresentation, Medical, or failure to meet their Residency Responsibilities.

Reasons for a person’s inadmissibility can include:

  • Criminal Inadmissibility
  • Security Risk
  • Residency Obligation
  • Misrepresentation
  • Organized Crime (or connections to it)
  • Human rights violations
  • Medical Inadmissibility
Overcoming Inadmissibility

Criminal Inadmissibility:

  • Criminal Rehabilitation—at least five years have passed
  • Deemed Rehabilitation—more at least ten years have passed since the commission of the offense, and it was only one felony that isn’t a serious crime.
  • TRP—a temporary waiver can be extended to an individual along with a  work permit, study permit, or a visitor if a person is ineligible for the other two.


  • You can satisfactorily respond to the received procedural fairness letter. However, you have to do so before you receive a five-year ban.
  • If you are fighting your inadmissibility after receiving a five-year ban inside Canada, you can file a Judicial Review not later than 15 days or two months (if you are doing so outside Canada)

Medical Inadmissibility:

  • After receiving your Procedural Fairness Letter, you can seek an attorney’s help to address the issue and reply again.

Other Inadmissibility:

  • Depending on the nature and facts of application refusal, an applicant may overcome some and not others. Get in touch with a reputable immigration attorney to assess your inadmissibility case.