Our immigration law group regularly provides advice on border-crossing. During COVID-19, we have been successfully helping immediate and extended family members to reunite in Canada.
We provide full services to Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents interested in travelling to the U.S. as visitors for pleasure or business. We also assist third-country nationals that need to cross the Canadian border.
Most border-crossing inquiries we receive relate to crossing into Canada and the United States.
Individuals who previously have been convicted of a criminal offence may be inadmissible to Canada and they may be refused entry to Canada. We can assist with criminal rehabilitation. If a foreign worker has been convicted of a criminal offence in Canada, our team can help to apply for suspension of criminal record (also known as ‘pardon’) to overcome criminal inadmissibility.
We also provide assistance with U.S. waiver applications. If an individual has been charged with a criminal offence in Canada or the United States, depending on the outcome of the criminal case, that individual may be denied entry to the U.S. and may have to apply for a U.S. waiver. If someone has been convicted in Canada, that individual will still have to apply for a waiver in order to enter the United States, even if their criminal conviction has been “pardoned” by the Parole Board of Canada.
We help our clients to gather all proper documentation to ensure the border-crossing eligibility.