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Authorization to Return

 

Authorization to Return to Canada

If you have been the subject of a removal order from Canada you will probably need an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) if you want to return. Whether you need one depends on the type of removal order that was issued. There are three types of removal orders: Departure Order, Exclusion Order, Deportation Order.

Look at the document you received from Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) before you left Canada. The form number will tell you the type of removal order.

 

Departure Order

  1. If you received a Departure Order and
    • left Canada within the required 30 days and
    • verified your departure with a Canadian immigration officer at the port of exit

    you do not need an ARC. You may return to Canada subject to normal examination at the port of entry.

  2. If you left the country without verifying your departure, or more than 30 days after the Departure Order was issued, the Departure Order automatically becomes a Deportation Order and you need to apply for an ARC.

Exclusion Order 

  1. If you were issued an Exclusion Order and
    • 12 months have passed since you left Canada and
    • you have a Certificate of Departure (IMM 0056B) showing the date you left Canada

    you do not need an ARC. You may return to Canada subject to normal examination at the port of entry.

  2. If you wish to return to Canada less than 12 months after the Exclusion Order was issued, or do not have a Certificate of Departure, you need to apply for an ARC.

Deportation Order

If you have been the subject of a Deportation Order you will need to apply for an ARC.


 

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