https://www.cilf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/accueil_banner1_4_8.jpg 924 1500 Tom Hadley https://www.cilf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/pixel.jpg Tom Hadley2020-06-08 20:11:292020-06-08 20:11:31Immigration Update: Facilitated Entry for Immediate Family Members of Canadians (June 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EDT)
During this unusual time, CILF – Caruso Guberman Appleby, is here to continue to support you with respect to all of your immigration needs. We are here to answer your questions and keep you informed. We will provide updates as soon as they are available. Our firm is well positioned to continue to focus on your immigration needs.
We have previously reported that spouses and other immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have had difficulty entering Canada.
We now have some good news to share with respect to these individuals. Starting tonight at 11:59 p.m. EDT, foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may travel to Canada if they are entering Canada to be with an immediate family member for at least 15 days. They must arrive with a suitable 14 day self-isolation plan and ensure to observe any provincial requirements or restrictions.
Immediate family member is defined as a person’s:
- spouse or common-law partner;
- dependent child, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, or a dependent child of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
- dependent child, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, of a dependent child referred to in paragraph (b):
- parent or step-parent or the parent or step-parent of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
- legal guardian or tutor.
This exemption from the travel restriction would not apply to those coming for short visits, nor does it change the rules in place applicable to immediate family members of foreign nationals that are studying or working in Canada.
The Canada-U.S. border closure remains in effect until June 21 and all non-optional and non-discretionary travel (by land and air) will be continue to be restricted. Travel remains highly challenging as airline personnel and border officers are applying varying definitions of eligible travel and travellers. The key to securing entry is to be prepared, so we recommend that individuals needing to enter Canada for any reason reach out to our office before travel.
We also continue to recommend that anyone (including Canadian citizens and permanent residents) seeking to enter or exit Canada speak with an immigration lawyer before doing so.Our lawyers can be reached by phone (416 368 1111) or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Please contact your lawyer at CILF – Caruso Guberman Appleby for additional details or specific questions.