Criminal Rehabilitation is a permanent waiver, issued to you in the form of a letter, that allows you to enter Canada with a criminal record. If you have been convicted of an offence outside of Canada, you may be inadmissible to enter the country. However, you have the option of applying for criminal rehabilitation, which results in your entry despite the past conviction.

Past criminal activity, even if it did not result in a conviction, can make you inadmissible to Canada. Charges withdrawn or dismissed, if they occurred outside of Canada, for example, may make you inadmissible. You are generally considered inadmissible if you were convicted of a crime in Canada or outside of the country.

You can overcome inadmissibility in one of two ways. You are deemed to have been rehabilitated if it has been more than 10 years since you served your sentence. You may also apply to get criminal rehabilitation if at least five years have passed since you finished doing your time. In either case, criminal rehabilitation removes the barriers of travel to Canada.

Since applying for criminal rehabilitation is a technical process, you may want help. Services can help you to gather the necessary documentation for your application and ease the burden of dealing with Canadian authorities.