Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has shared that application fees for foreign nationals trying to restore their status or return to Canada after being deemed inadmissible will go up.
New Inadmissibility Fee As of December 1, 2023
This fee increase in inadmissibility applies to the following applications:
These inadmissibility fees are being adjusted to keep up with inflation, as per the Service Fees Act (SFA). They have been updated for inflation since 2018 and will continue to be adjusted every December 1st.
If the service standards are not met, partial refunds, called remissions, will be given to applicants. If IRCC receives the application on or after December 1st, 2023, the remission will typically be issued by July 1st of the following fiscal year.
For those facing inadmissibility, Canada has certain requirements that must be met before entry. This includes passing a criminal background check.
IRCC and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) work together to keep the borders secure and may deny entry to those who pose a risk to the country.
Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) application:
This provides temporary access to Canada for a specific period, usually up to three years, depending on the reason for entry. It doesn’t require completing the criminal sentence.
Criminal Rehabilitation application:
To be eligible, you must have committed an equivalent act to a Canadian Criminal Code offense outside Canada, been convicted or admitted to it, and five years must have passed since completing the sentence.
Legal Opinion letter:
If you’ve committed or been convicted of a crime, a legal opinion letter from a Canadian immigration lawyer can help.
It explains the consequences of a conviction for Canadian immigration purposes, citing relevant sections of Canadian law to aid officials in understanding how different outcomes would affect entry into Canada.