Returning to Canada after being deported

Someone who is deported from Canada or who is otherwise removed from Canada via a removal order may have significant difficulties if they attempt to return to Canada. While in some cases you may need advance permission to enter Canada, this is not always the case. There are different types of removal orders and each of these removal orders has different stipulations regarding returning to Canada. Canada Removal Orders

Types of removal orders in Canada

There are three different types of removal orders in Canada. They are departure orders, exclusion orders and deportation orders. With any removal order, you must verify that you are leaving Canada with border authorities.

Departure orders: A departure order requires that you leave Canada within 30 days, and you must inform the Canadian immigration officials of your departure. After you have left Canada, you can attempt to return to Canada through normal means.

Exclusion orders: An exclusion order requires that you leave Canada. You cannot return to Canada for 12 months (1 year). After this time period has elapsed, you can attempt to return to Canada through normal means.

Deportation order: A deportation order is the most serious of the types of removal orders, because it is essentially a permanent order. To return to Canada, you must apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada.

Bear in mind that when you apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada, your application will likely not be successful if the reasons you were issued a removal order have not changed.

If you are under a removal order, have been deported from Canada or are wanting to return to Canada after being issued a removal order, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance in exploring your options.

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