What is a Canadian Waiver?
A Canadian Waiver is official documentation issued by the Government of Canada that allows an otherwise-inadmissible individual to enter Canada.
Under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), if you have committed or been convicted of a crime, you may not be allowed to enter Canada.
The penalties for attempting to enter Canada with a criminal record may range from reprimand and being returned to the U.S, to arrest, conviction, or incarceration.
How Do I Know If I Need a Waiver?
Most charges on a criminal record will render an individual entering Canada inadmissible.
The Canadian Border Services Agency’s first priority is the safety of Canadians.
Security screening ensures that anyone entering Canada poses no risk to security and is not a potential threat to citizens.
Why Should I Apply For a Canadian Waiver?
Travelling to Canada with a criminal record, or after having previously been refused entry, is extremely risky. A waiver can help you avoid:
Will I Get a Waiver?
Waivers are granted at the discretion of a Canadian immigration officer handling your file, based on:
Even Though I Was Previously Stopped at the Canadian Border,
I Need to Try Again. What Will Happen if I'm Caught?
There may be very serious legal consequences for attempting to enter Canada illegally.
Before proceeding, you should consult a qualified Canadian Immigration attorney in order to fully understand the potential risks and dangers.
If you have any further questions, please call 1 800 298 5520