Authorization to Return to Canada
Foreign nationals or former permanent residents of Canada who were considered inadmissible in the past or against whom a removal order (exclusion or deportation order) was enforced in the past may not return to Canada. If a person against whom an exclusion order was enforced, may not apply to come to Canada for a period of one year. If a foreign national or a permanent resident was given a deportation order and the same was enforced against them, they may not apply to come to Canada at all. If an inadmissible person or the person against whom an exclusion order or deportation order was enforced has a valid reason for visiting Canada and their circumstances have substantially changed, they must apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).