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) May 2015
- Application for Criminal Rehabilitation [IMM 1444] (PDF, 1.18MB) August 2012
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31KB) September 2015
- 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) June 2015
- Document checklist for applicants in the USA applying for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) [IMM 5940] (PDF, 223.67KB) June 2015
Use this application if you want to come to Canada but you are inadmissible because of past criminal activity.
Note: As of March 13, 2012, the term “pardon” has been replaced with “record of suspension” in the Criminal Records Act.
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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