If you receive a Removal Order, you cannot legally remain in Canada and must leave the country. Depending on your situation, your removal order may be effective immediately, or after a negative decision if you had made an appeal.
There are three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). These are Departure Orders, Exclusion Orders and Deportation Orders. The form number on the Removal Order indicates what type of order you received.
- With a Departure Order, you must leave Canada within 30 days after the order takes effect.
- You must also confirm your departure with the CBSA at your port of exit. If you leave Canada and follow these procedures, you may return to Canada in the future provided you meet the entry requirements at that time.
- If you leave Canada after 30 days or do not confirm your departure with the CBSA, your Departure Order will automatically become a Deportation Order. In order to return to Canada in the future, you must obtain an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).
- With an Exclusion Order, you cannot return to Canada for one year.
- If you do wish to return before the 12 months have passed, you must apply for an ARC.
- If an exclusion order has been issued for misrepresentation, you cannot return to Canada for five years.
- If the CBSA paid for your removal from Canada, you must repay that cost.
- With a Deportation Order, you are permanently barred from returning to Canada and cannot return unless you apply for an ARC.
- If the CBSA paid for your removal from Canada, you must also repay that cost before you are eligible to return.
We can assist you in a stay of deportation and removals from Canada. If you wish to obtain our professional services, we invite you to contact us.