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Spouse with Criminal Record

Criminal Inadmissibility & Spouse with Criminal Record

Inadmissibility applies to everyone included in the application to Canada. The entire application and all family included will be refused if there are criminal or medical inadmissibility issues with just one member. Though inadmissibility is a barrier to immigrating to Canada, there are ways to overcome it and be allowed to immigrate Canada.

If a person has been convicted of a crime, or committed a crime in their home country the person may be considered inadmissible to Canada due to criminality.

It is important to note that not all crimes and convictions make a

person inadmissible to Canada. The crime has to be of a certain degree of seriousness.

One common reason for criminal inadmissibility is a DUI charge. People with one or more recent convictions for driving while intoxicated are likely to be turned away from entering Canada.

Other crimes that can make you criminally inadmissible include theft, reckless driving and assault.

Please contact us today to figure out what your options are, and how you can successfully immigrate to Canada.

What Can You Do?

First, you must determine how long ago your last conviction/charge was:
  • If it was more than five years ago, you may be eligible for Criminal Rehabilitation. It is an application submitted along your Spousal Sponsorship application. The purpose of this application is to show that you have been “rehabilitated” and are not likely to re-offend.
  • If you only have one conviction or charge, and it has been more than 10 years since the incident, you can be eligible for deemed rehabilitation.
  • If it has been less than five years since the conviction or charge, you are not eligible for either deemed rehabilitation or criminal rehabilitation. Your only option would be to pursue an application based on Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds.
For full information on applications for rehabilitation, including eligibility, please contact CTIS. These applications are extremely complex and are most often decided on paper and therefore the application must be comprehensive, concise and compelling.
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