What should I expect in an admissibility consultation?

Admissibility Consultation – Entering Canada with a Record?

If you have a misdemeanor or felony on your record, chances are you are not admissible to Canada. You may, however, qualify for a special waiver while we work on securing a more permanent solution.

Sample convictions that may render you inadmissible:

  • Bad Check / Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute (or Drug trafficking)
  • DUI/DWI and Wet Reckless
  • Reckless Driving (including Negligent Driving – First Degree in the state of WA)
  • Theft including Petty Theft
  • Sex Offences

Schedule a one-on-one personalized consultation with our US-based and Canadian-licensed immigration practitioner to assess your range of entry options, tailored to fit your personal circumstances and needs.

Our Consultation includes:

  • Detailed discussion about the circumstance of your conviction
  • Purpose in Canada
  • Time-frame
  • Filing strategy
  • Options for those with multiple or serious offenses
  • Q&A session
  • Odds of success based on the above
  • Recommended plan of action
  • Written summary of the consultation

Entering Canada with a record requires thoughtful planning. For some, the risk of traveling with a record even on a professionally prepared waiver is too high – and our firm will advise not to move forward and there will be no need to sign a retainer agreement. For others with a compelling need, a waiver at the border is possible with good preparation.

To learn more about admissibility in Canada, visit our main admissibility page.

Contact our US head office at 214-295-6051 or toll free at 888-827-6605 or e-mail to schedule a live consultation to assess your entry into Canada.