Criminal RehabilitationAmericans seeking permission to enter Canada
What is Criminal Rehabilitation?
Criminal Rehabilitation is a Canadian government application required to evaluate if you are considered rehabilitated due to a US criminal record and can therefore have your inadmissibility overturned. This application, although eligibility is a factor, is subjective where merit comes into account. This is a one time application that once approved allows you to travel freely into Canada once again, on condition you are not found to be involved in any new criminal activity.
Why do I need to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation?
It is considered illegal to enter Canada if you have a US criminal record and unfortunately this is not universally recognized or understood.
Sadly, we have heard countless stories over the years of disappointment due to refusal of entry upon the first part of a big trip. This is usually devastating to your family or important business relationships.With the ability to travel for pleasure being so much more accessible, business relationships and family extending across borders and without Pardons being offered to the general public across the country, applying for Criminal Rehabilitation to travel into Canada may be your only option to regain your freedom.
How do I get approved for Criminal Rehabilitation?
To avoid being turned away at a port of entry or an international airport, it is advised that you submit a formal application with the appropriate government body.
In certain circumstances, you may attend the border in person with supporting documents in hand, however, there is no guarantee you will be approved on the spot which means you may have simply wasted your time.As with any application of importance, we strongly recommend seeking professional guidance to assist you. Reach out to one of our team with any of your unanswered questions.
I found Pardon Partners online after a friend told me he has made recent contact with them to deal with his own DUI in New York back in the 1980's. Speaking with them gave me the confidence that although this may not be easy or fast, I can feel assured they know they will sort my situation out to avoid me having to cancel family holiday plans again next year.