What is an Authorization to Return to Canada?
A foreign national who has received a Removal Order may need an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).
What is a Removal Order?
First of all, a removal order is an official document showing that you must leave Canada.
Secondly, a removal order may be effective upon issuance or pending if you have an active appeal with the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
Last but not least, the removal order usually specifies the deadline of your departure. This means if the removal order is in effect, you must leave Canada before the deadline. Otherwise, there will be consequences.
Further, there are three types of removal order:
Exclusion Order, and
What is a Departure Order?
Generally speaking, when you are being removed from Canada, you first receive a Departure Order.
The Departure Order requires that you leave Canada within 30 days after it takes effect.
Further, when you leave Canada, you also need to inform the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
What is an Exclusion Order?
A Departure Order will become an Exclusion Order if you didn’t leave Canada within 30 days.
Further, if you didn’t inform the CBSA, even if you had left within 30 days, it would become an Exclusion Order.
To emphasize, the change to an Exclusion Order is automatic.
Last but not least, you can’t return to Canada for one year from the date of your departure if it becomes an Exclusion Order.
Moreover, if the Exclusion Order is based on misrepresentation, the ban is 5 years.
What is a Deportation Order?
Firstly, a Deportation Order is the most serious removal order.
The effect of a Deportation Order is a permanent ban.
What to do when I receive a Removal Order?
When you receive a Removal Order, you can:
To learn more about Removal Order Appeal, please visit our Service Page.
We can also represent you in the IRB procedure.
Do I need an ARC?
Generally speaking, if you want to return to Canada when you are banned, you need an ARC.
However, depending on the reasons for your Removal Order, an ARC may not be available for you.
For example, if you are inadmissible due to criminality, you need to apply for a Record Suspension or Criminal Rehabilitation instead of an ARC.
To learn more about solutions to criminal inadmissibility, please visit our Service page.
Further, you may not be allowed to return to Canada if you are inadmissible because of one of the following grounds:
We are specialized in providing solutions to inadmissible issues. If you need help, please contact us.
How to apply for an ARC?
Firstly, when you apply for an ARC, you must also apply for a temporary resident status such as a visitor visa, work permit, or study permit.
This means you need to use the specific application form for the temporary resident program.
Further, you must enclose a letter explaining why you should be allowed to return to Canada.
We can also help you to apply for an ARC.
What we do?
Firstly, we help LGBT people to immigrate to Canada, and we create a safe and friendly place for them.
Then, we personalize our services for you, which may include any of the followings:
Help you to determine if you need an ARC,
If you are not currently eligible, we help you to meet the eligibility,
if you are inadmissible, we help you to find the solution,
Assist you in collecting or preserving the supporting documents,
Provide other advice and instructions as needed that could be critical to a successful application, and
Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
Book an initial assessment today or contact us directly.