Authorization to return to Canada

If you received a removal order from Canada, you may need an authorization to return to Canada (ARC) to be able to return to Canada.

Whether you need one depends on

If you were removed from Canada because you were accompanying a family member who was removed from Canada, you don’t need an ARC to enter Canada.

Entering Canada

You must be admissible in order to come to Canada.

A Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you apply for a visa or an electronic travel authorization.

A border services officer will decide if you can enter or transit through Canada when you arrive at a port of entry.

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