A Foreign National or permanent Resident may be inadmissible to Canada on

Security Grounds

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Inadmissibility due to Security Grounds


Foreign National and Permanent Residents may be inadmissible to Canada for being a member of an organization who has or having themselves:

  • engaged in an act of espionage that is against Canada or that is contrary to Canada’s interests;
  • engaged in or instigated the subversion by force of any government
  • engaged in an act of subversion against a democratic government, institution or process as they are understood in Canada;
  • engaged in terrorism;
  • being a danger to the security of Canada;
  • engaged in acts of violence that would or might endanger the lives or safety of persons in Canada

An Officer from IRCC/CBSA or a member of the IRB has to satisfied that based on reasonable grounds the permanent resident or Foreign National has committed the acts or facts mentioned above.

Foreign Nationals may be barred from making a refugee claims and not allowed to enter Canada if they are determined to be inadmissible to Canada based on Security Grounds. Permanent Residents can loose their status and be removed from Canada.

There is no Humanitarian and Compassionate Relief in such circumstances, the only long term option is to seek Ministerial Relief.

If you believe that you are facing admissibility issues you may want to book a paid consultation to discuss your case with us.

Please note that this is general Information and should not be construed as legal advice.


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