Canada Immigration Lawyer: Overcoming Inadmissibility
Before you can take steps to come to Canada and become a permanent resident and eventually a citizen, you must make sure you are considered admissible according to Canadian immigration policy. Admissibility criteria must be maintained even after a person has lived in this country for many years, or even decades. As an immigration lawyer practising out of Morley Law Office in Kingston, Ontario, I, Leslie H. Morley, can represent your interests as you attempt to come to, or stay in, Canada.
In order to obtain citizenship, you must meet several criteria set out by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. These include permanent residency status, fluency in an official language and knowledge of Canada. Criminal convictions can prevent you from obtaining citizenship. In order to overcome this barrier, a lawyer can present your case to authorities that you have had appropriate rehabilitation and that this mark on your record should not prevent you from becoming a citizen.
If you are already in Canada, an offence or evidence of inaccuracies in your immigration application can result in deportation proceedings. Even those who have spent a lifetime in Canada, and know little of their country of birth, are sometimes subject to removal from Canada because of an infraction that affects their citizenship status.
As an immigration lawyer who has practised successfully in this area for more than 2 decades, I can advocate for you in your fight to stay in Canada. The rules set out by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are subject to challenge in a legal setting, and you have a right to be heard.