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Inadmissability: Canadian Immigration News

The latest news about inadmissibility to Canada. There are many reasons why a person may be denied entry into Canada. These reasons could include: Security Human or international rights violations, Criminality (even DUIs and DWIs), Organized criminality, Health grounds, Financial reasons, Misrepresentation (of any kind), Noncompliance with IRPA. For more information, visit our section on Denied Entry to Canada.

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The Most Common Reasons Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenJanuary 14, 2016

Canada accepts thousands of immigrants per year. The Canadian government also denies many applications. Why would it reject people? There are a number of reasons why immigration officials accept one person’s application and not another. Read on to learn a list of the most common reasons people are denied entry into Canada. Security Reasons Canada […]

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Can I Stay in Canada After My Visa Expires?

By Michael NirenMarch 31, 2021

*Coronavirus/COVID-19: Is your Canada temporary visa expiring during the Coronavius pandemic? Let an immigration lawyer help you extend your Canada visa so that you may stay in Canada longer. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Canada closed its borders to any non-citizens or non-permanent residents. It can be extremely hard to re-enter Canada if your visa […]

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Can I Apply for a Canadian Visa if I Was Refused Before?

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2015

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of We had a question. “I was refused before for a visa, and now I want to apply again. Can I?” Well, the answer is yes, of course, you certainly can apply for a visa after refusal. There’s […]

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What If I Don’t Qualify for a Visa?

By Michael NirenDecember 21, 2020

If you don’t qualify for a visa, but want to immigrate to the United States or Canada, we have some options for you. Qualifying for a Visa Sometimes, you will take an assessment or be assessed by an immigration professional either in person or over the phone. There comes a time when there isn’t an […]

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Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2020

Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options (Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of Today I want to talk about deportation from Canada. There are many people facing deportation or who have been deported, but you still have options. It is very important […]

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10 Most Common Reasons You May Be Denied Entry to Canada. Explained.

By Michael NirenMay 11, 2022

Few travel experiences are more frustrating, inconvenient and humiliating than arriving in a foreign country only to be denied entry at the port. This is especially disheartening if you have arrived on business or to tend to a family emergency. Upon traveling to Canada, you may have been unpleasantly surprised with an entry denial based […]

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Can I Return to Canada After Deportation?

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2020

Can I Return to Canada After Deportation? on YouTube (Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of Today I’m going to talk to you about what happens if you are deported from Canada and wish to return. This is an unfortunate situation for many […]

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Declare Everything at the Border

By fadiJanuary 2, 2020

If you are returning or coming into Canada for whatever reason you will receive a Canada Border Services Agency Declaration Card to complete before you land. If you are in need of such a document it would recommended that you seek immigration assistance before attempting to travel. Be Honest of What You Declare at the […]

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We can help you if you have been denied entry to Canada

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020

Did you know that if you have been denied entry to Canada, or you think you may be denied entry to Canada, there are options available to you? Being denied entry to Canada usually happens because the traveler has a criminal record of some kind. Even the most minor of offenses can result in a […]

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How Do I Appeal an Immigration Refusal?

By Michael NirenMay 30, 2013

Receiving an immigration visa refusal can be one of the most upsetting components of the immigration process. But just because you have been notified of a visa refusal does not mean that is the end of your immigration journey in Canada. In fact, there are several different options available to you if you have been […]

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How Do I Appeal an Immigration Denial?

By Michael NirenApril 2, 2020

Having your immigration application denied can be one of the most upsetting experiences in the immigration process. While it is upsetting and very stressful, you don’t need to panic. There are several appeal options that are available to you if you have had your immigration application denied. Before you do anything, speak to a licensed […]

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How a criminal record can stop you from entering Canada

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020

Crossing the border between Canada and the United States is not normally especially difficult. For example, most individuals only need to present a valid passport and they’ll be on their way. However, Canada and the United States have recently signed information sharing acts that mean if you have a criminal record in the United States, […]

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Can I Enter Canada with a DUI?

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020

Entering Canada with a criminal record can be difficult. It surprises many people every day that they cannot enter the country when they have a criminal record, even if the criminal record is for something very old or for a minor offense. Entering Canada with a DUI A DUI conviction is taken very seriously by […]

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Will a DUI cause me to be denied entry to Canada?

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020

Criminal records are a very common reason why people would be denied entry to the United States and Canada. A DUI conviction is one of the most common criminal records that travelers are dealing with when they try to enter each country. While both countries take DUIs seriously, Canada takes them more seriously than the […]

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If I have a DUI will I be denied entry to Canada?

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020

Being denied entry to Canada is a very serious matter. Worse, it can be embarrassing, upsetting and completely ruin any plans you had. It does not matter if you were visiting friends, you’ve spent a lot of money on a vacation or you’ve got a very pressing family emergency in Canada. If you are deemed […]

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Shannon Wilde

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I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

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