If you are a "visitor" to Canada (such as a tourist, or a foreign student or a foreign worker on a visa) and you are convicted of impaired driving, over 80, or refuse breath sample you may face deportation. After conviction your immigration status will become "inadmissible to Canada" and you will have to apply for a temporary resident permit, which are issued at the discretion of the immigration authorities.
If you are deported from Canada and you believe you may need to return in the future, we advise you obtain certified true copies of the following before you leave:
- all court records relating to your conviction;
- proof of payment for any fines relating to the conviction; and
- all documents relating to the evidence used in your conviction (such as breath results, police reports, etc.).
For detailed no-charge 30 minute consultation, please contact our office.