Thursday, September 1, 2011

Applying for Criminal Rehabilitation in Canada

As mentioned earlier, you may wish to travel to Canada, but have a recent issue on your legal record.  You may also apply for individual criminal rehabilitation, 5 years following the original conviction.  You can apply for “criminal rehabilitation” by submitting the following:
  1. An application form IMM 1444E
  2. A copy of your passport data pages
  3. An FBI police certificate
  4. A state police certificate
  5. A passport size photograph
  6. Copies of court documents indicating the charge, section of law violated, the verdict, and sentencing
  7. Proof of completed sentences, paid fines, court costs, ordered treatments, etc.
  8. Three letters of reference from responsible citizens.
  9. Copies of the text of the law describing the offense.
  10. Detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the offense
  11. A non-refundable processing fee of $200 USD
Individuals may apply for a temporary resident permit to enter Canada prior to rehabilitation.  However, this is up to the passport control officer's discretion and requires a $200 fee.  A temporary resident permit is meant to allow entry for exceptional circumstances only.  These reasons would include national interest or strong humanitarian/compassionate grounds.
It’s important to note that if you are traveling through Canada’s International Airports or arriving on an international flight from the USA, you will be required to clear passport control, even if you’re continuing to a connecting international flight with a destination outside of Canada.  If they find the DWI / DUI on your record you may be sent to immigrations screening and a potentially along wait delay.  

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1 comment:

  1. Pardons are powerful tools which help people with criminal records move on and lead a normal life.

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