If you think that you are inadmissible to Canada due to your criminal history then don’t lose hope. You still have some ways to visit Canada.
Last summer Canada lifted travel restrictions for those tourists who are fully vaccinated. This year will be the fully open borders for travelers if they fulfill the government requirement of being fully vaccinated or are not banned in Canada.
But even if you may be inadmissible to Canada the government of Canada offers some options to overcome inadmissibility. These options are given below:
- Temporary Resident Permit
- Deemed Individual Rehabilitation
- Record Suspension
Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)
A TRP grants legal permission to those who wish to travel to Canada with a criminal record for a certain period of time, even though the person is in fact inadmissible to Canada. It provides a temporary solution to the individual’s lack of eligibility to enter Canada. Its validity extends only up to a few days for three years.
A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) will be a solution for those who want to visit for a short time to Canada. You must have an application with absolute justification along with valid reasons if you are interested in visiting Canada through TRP.
Criminal Rehabilitation (CR)
Criminal Rehabilitation is another way to overcome criminal inadmissibility through criminal Rehabilitation. It means that the government of Canada finds that your criminal record will no longer stop you to travel Canada until you do not commit another crime. It also includes a formal process of application. To apply for rehabilitation, you must be eligible for the given requirements below:
- You have to fulfill the relevant criteria.
- You must have been rehabilitated.
- you are unlikely to participate in future crimes.
Deemed Individual Rehabilitation
A person may be considered to be rehabilitated if sufficient time has elapsed since the offense was committed. If you want to be considered a rehabilitated person, you must have committed a crime that comes with a prison term which is not less than ten years, it depends on the type of crime committed by you. The application process for being deemed to be rehabilitated is not involved.
Record Suspension (Legal Opinion Letter)
You can get a Legal opinion letter through a Canadian immigration attorney with details relating to your allegation and the legal analysis of the situation by the lawyer. It is explained in the letter why you should consider it acceptable to Canada.
This letter is used to support TRP and Rehabilitation applications.
Although, there are strict rules regarding criminality in Canada. This is a great reason to encourage traveling in Canada. $ 15.4 billion was added to the economy of Canada by tourism in the fourth quarter of 2021, as per statistics data of Canada. It shows that Canada has invested interest in the entry of tourism in Canada.