If you have been previously removed from Canada (removal order), and you wish to return to Canada, you may have to obtain an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) in advance.
Types of removal orders
There are three types of removal orders: Departure Order (IMM 5238), Exclusion Order (IMM 1214B), and Deportation Order (IMM5238B).
The type of your removal order will determine whether you need an ARC.
Do I need an Authorization to Return to Canada
If one of the following conditions applies to you, you do not need an ARC:
1. You received a departure order and left Canada as instructed.
2. You received an exclusion order and left Canada as instructed. 12 months have passed since you left Canada.
3. You received an exclusion order based on misrepresentation and left Canada as instructed. 60 months have passed since you left Canada.
In all other circumstances, you will likely need an ARC.
Authorization to Return to Canada Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for an ARC, you must first ensure that the grounds of your removal order are no longer existing. Further, you must demonstrate that you will abide by Canadian law and the reasons that justify your return.
Please note that certain grounds of your removal order may require additional steps to overcome. For example, you must first address your criminality by receiving a record suspension or criminal rehabilitation.
Last but not least, if you were found inadmissible on security, international and human rights violation, or organized criminality, an ARC will not suffice for your return. You may instead consider applying for a temporary resident permit (TRP).
WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU
An ARC application can be complicated because you have been previously removed from Canada. We personalize our services for you based on your specific circumstances, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine whether you need an ARC,
2. Help you determine your eligibility for an ARC if you need one,
3. Help you gather the supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not available, we will provide you with advice as to how to preserve them,
4. Address the inadmissible issues accordingly. Additional fee may apply,
5. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
6. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
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