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Criminally Inadmissible to Canada? Application Refusal Issues?

There are several reasons why individuals may be refused entry to Canada, and/or issued exclusion orders.  An exclusion order is a prohibition from entering Canada, for varying periods of time, for violations under Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

How Can FWCanada Help?

If you have had a Canada visa or immigration application refusal or if you have been refused or denied entry to Canada, you may still have recourse. Any legal Canadian representative can order the visa officer's notes on your behalf.

The law requires that these notes be detailed enough to explain the reason for the refusal or the denial. If you made an application at a visa office outside of Canada, your representative will order CAIPS (Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System) notes, and if your application was processed in Canada, or at a Canadian port of entry your representative will order FOSS notes.

Both of these systems have been replaced with what is known as GCMS or Global Case Management System. This new system combines both the old CAIPS and FOSS notes into one database. Until it is adopted by all Canadian visa offices and ports of entry into Canada, both CAIPS or FOSS and GCMS notes should be requested. Once your representative is in possession of the notes, they will be in a better position to assess your options.

If you have been excluded from Canada, the only way to return is by waiting the period indicated on your exclusion or deportation order, or by submitting an application for Authorization to Return to Canada. If you were excluded from Canada for criminality reasons, those reasons must also be addressed before applying for Authorization to Return.

In most cases, the best thing to do is to re-submit the application and remedy the deficiencies. This is often faster and less costly than filing an appeal.

For more information on Canada visa application refusal issues or to learn how FWCanada can help you, fill out the assessment form above.

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