Admissibility Hearings

Where a person in Canada is alleged to be inadmissible, or has allegedly breached the terms and conditions under which they were allowed to be in Canada, an immigration official will have to determine whether those allegations are true.

In many instances, an immigration officer makes a decision concerning admissibility after an interview, often at the airport or border, when the person tried to enter Canada. In these cases, there is no hearing.

In other cases, usually where the issues are more complicated, the decision of admissibility will be made by a member of the Immigration Division at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).  The Board member holds a hearing – an “Admissibility Hearing” – before deciding whether or not the allegations are true.

Please contact an immigration lawyer at Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell LLP if you are in need of legal representation for admissibility hearing.  Every hearing is unique to the individual, and legal representation is recommended for the best outcome possible to the situation.

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