Application for Rehabilitation for Persons Who Are Inadmissible to Canada Because of Past Criminal Activity
This application package includes:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5507] (PDF, 179.76KB)
- Application for Criminal Rehabilitation [IMM 1444] (PDF, 1.18MB)
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31KB)
- Instruction Guide [IMM 5312]
For applicants in the United States:
- Document checklist for applicants in the USA applying for Rehabilitation or Temporary Resident Permits (TRP) [IMM 5939] (PDF, 261.63KB)
- Document checklist for applicants in the USA applying for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) [IMM 5940] (PDF, 223.67KB)
Use this application if you want to come to Canada but you are inadmissible because of past criminal activity.
If you have criminal convictions in Canada but no foreign convictions, you can apply to the Parole Board of Canada for a record of suspension. You do not need to fill out this application.
You can apply for rehabilitation if at least five years have passed since you finished your criminal sentence.
If less than five years has passed, you can fill out the form and check “For Information Only.” An officer will decide if you can get special permission to come to Canada temporarily.
You can use this application if you are inside or outside Canada. Contact a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada centre in Canada or a Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate outside Canada.
Read the Instruction Guide to fill out your application forms.
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