Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC)
with DJP Quebec Immigration Services
If you have been the subject of a removal order from Canada and wish to return to the country, you will likely need an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC). The type of deportation order you have been subjected to will help you determine whether you need an ARC. Contact one of our immigration consultants to check.
An Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) may be requested in the following cases:
- If you have received a departure order and have not left Canada within the required time limit; i.e., 30 days from the issue date of the departure order
- If you left the country without confirming your departure and without obtaining a certificate of departure
- If you received an exclusion order and have left the country, but you would like to return less than 12 months after the issuance of the exclusion order
- If you are subject to a deportation order
You should be aware that an order to leave Canada does not constitute a removal order. You can return to the country without applying for an ARC.
If you are deemed inadmissible or deported from Canada due to a criminal record, you will need to submit an application for criminal rehabilitation before applying for an ARC. In this case, you must submit your application by mail directly to the visa office responsible for your region.
If after a review of your application, it has been determined that you meet the basic ARC requirements; that is, the reasons for your deportation are invalidated, the processing of your application for an ARC or criminal rehabilitation will begin as soon as the documents are submitted to an Immigration Canada officer.
Our immigration consultants can make the process of filing your ARC or criminal rehabilitation application much easier. They can help you assess your situation and determine which documents you will need and submit them for you. In addition, they will be happy to provide you with advice to minimize the risk of another removal from Canada.
For help with your case, do not hesitate to make an appointment with us.