Denied Entry to Canada

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Have you been denied entry into Canada?
We can help you find a way to address and overcome your denial.

There are many reasons for being denied entry into Canada, such as:

  • Criminal record
  • Noncompliance with Immigration rules
  • Misrepresentation
  • Inadmissible Family Member
  • Medical Inadmissibility
  • Financial

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Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) 

Depending on your reason for being denied entry may be eligible to bypass your inadmissibility with a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).

A TRP will lift your inadmissibility for a limited period (up to 3 years) and allow you entry into Canada. It is important to note that this is not a permanent solution. Once your TRP expires, you will once again be deemed inadmissible and would need to reapply for a TRP or opt for the permanent solution via Criminal Rehabilitation.

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Criminal Rehabilitation.

Criminal Rehabilitation applies if you were denied entry due to a past criminal conviction. You are only eligible for Criminal Rehabilitation if it has been 5 years since the completion of your offense. If your application for Criminal Rehabilitation is approved, you will no longer be denied entry into Canada due to your past criminality.

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How We Can Help

Being denied entry into Canada can be disappointing and discouraging to many. Not only were you denied entry, but now you have to address your reason for denial on any subsequent entry into Canada. This is a time-consuming and confusing process due to all the requirements, fees, and steps to be taken. It is not just about obtaining the required documentation and submitting your application. To ensure you have the highest chances of success, you must go above and beyond what is simply required.

At VisaPath, our representatives are highly trained and experienced with address and overcoming previous refusals and inadmissibility. We can thoroughly guide you through the process to ensure the best possible chances of success.

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If you have any questions or personal inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us to book a consultation.


I have clients in Canada and needed to ensure I would be able to visit them in person on a quick time frame. Although my application was not fully reviewed and approved before my first trip I was well armed and prepped for the border officials. I was able to get in as needed and had a full packet ready in case it was needed. The firm is highly responsive and I can tell they work hard to ensure their clients succeed at entering Canada. My Temporary TRP resident permit was eventually fully approved and I highly appreciate their work.


Irwin Carlin

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was I denied entry at the border?

There may be several reasons why you were denied at the border.
When you arrive at the Canadian borders whether through land or plane, they do a background check on see if there is any inadmissibility issues on your record, if an immigration officer sees that you are inadmissible to Canada than most likely they will not allow you entry.
Common reasons for denied entry:

  • Criminality
  • Security risks
  • Work without a permit
  • No valid permission to enter
  • Medical
  • Financial inadmissibility
  • Removal order
  • Other reasons
What should I do after the officer tells me I am not able to enter Canada?
The officer will most likely explain to you the reason why you were denied entry into Canada and proceed with telling you to go back to your home country. For example if you were denied entry into Canada because of an offence you have on record, this means that you are criminally inadmissible and that you must the necessary steps to overcome your criminal inadmissible in order to be able to enter Canada. You have no choice but to turn back around.
What is border hopping or Border running?
Border hop or Border run is when you were denied entry into one of the Canadian borders and you go to another one to see if the officer will let you in.
We do not recommend doing this, because they could potentially detain you for “border hop” or “border run”. If they catch you doing this, they will red flag you in the system.

Most of the things discussed at the border will be put in a system in which all border will become aware of the individual and his situation. And now this complicates your situation even further if you wish to enter Canada.