When some U.S citizens who have a DUI charge need to travel to Canada to visit family or for business, they do not realize that they need criminal rehabilitation in order to re-establish their admissibility into Canada.
Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Do your clients need to travel to Canada? Foreign nationals can be inadmissible into Canada for a number of reasons including posing a security risk, having a serious health problem, or having been convicted of a crime, stated the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Specifically, seemingly minor convictions such as being charged for Driving Under Influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs can render someone inadmissible to across the Canadian border, and many people are unaware of this fact, according to Marisa Feil, supervising attorney at FWCanada, a Montreal-based Canadian immigration law firm.
"When some U.S citizens who have a DUI charge need to travel to Canada to visit family or for business, they do not realize that they need criminal rehabilitation in order to re-establish their admissibility into Canada, and they end up being stopped at the border," said Feil. " It is important to be aware of this, and prepare in advance."
This month, FWCanada launched an online assessment tool for U.S attorneys who are unfamiliar with Canadian immigration laws to better assist their clients who need to travel to Canada. The assessment asks for information about the conviction, length of sentence, and reasons for travelling to Canada. Upon the completion of the assessment, users will be given advice on how likely they are to be successful in overcoming inadmissibility through criminal rehabilitation, and what steps to take to do so. The assessment tool features a free consultation with FWCanada, flat rates (users are charged by application, not hours), and a 24-hour response time.
FWCanada is a Canadian Immigration Law Firm which provides expertise in immigration services such as Temporary Resident Permits, Criminal Rehabilitation, Study Permits and Work Permits. Marisa Feil and her team ensure that each case is closely evaluated to determine the most relevant program. For more information, contact FWCanada at 1-855-316-3555.