Inadmissibility, Detention, And Other Immigration Issues

Under Canadian immigration law, there are a range of factors that may result in inadmissibility You may be prohibited from entering the country, lose your current immigration status, have immigration or visa applications refused, be detained, or face removal.

At Setzer Immigration Law, we have extensive experience handling all manner of inadmissibility cases and are committed to helping our clients understand their options.

Are You Facing Inadmissibility?

If you have any reason to believe that you may be restricted from entering Canada, or face a risk of losing your immigration status and being removed from Canada, it is important to contact a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. There are several reasons that a Canadian immigration officer may refuse you entry into the country including:

  • A criminal conviction
  • An association to organized crime
  • A serious health issue
  • Having committed international or human rights violations
  • Dependence on social assistance
  • Serious financial issues
  • Lying during an immigration interview or on an application
  • Failure to meet Canadian immigration law conditions

While being deemed inadmissible is serious, there are often ways to challenge the decision. We will take the time to thoroughly examine the particulars of your case to find out if you may qualify for an appeal.

Helping You Navigate A Detention Review

If you or a family member has been detained by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), it is important to contact an immigration lawyer as soon as possible. Upon detention, the CBSA will inform the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) and within 48 hours, your case will be reviewed at a hearing.

The evidence that is presented at your review will help determine whether you are eligible for release or if your detention should be maintained. At Setzer Immigration Law, we understand the factors that the IRB will consider in deciding whether you should be released from detention

We recognize that being detained is a stressful situation and endeavour to answer your questions and provide you with the information that you need.

Contact Us Today

Call our Ottawa office at 866-464-1431 or email us to find out how we can help.