A Removal Order is a document that orders you to leave Canada. There are several situations where you may be issued a removal order:
- Refugee claim has been refused, and a conditional removal order comes in effect shortly after.
- Your appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division or the Immigration Division has failed, and a removal order is issued after the hearing.
- You receive a removal order from the CBSA.
If you receive a removal order, it is important to contact a professional for advice on the next steps.
Types Of Removal Orders:
- Departure Order
- you must leave Canada in 30 days AND confirm your departure with the CBSA when you leave Canada
- If you do not leave Canada within the 30 days OR if you do not confirm your departure with CBSA, the departure order will become a deportation order.
- Exclusion Order
- you must leave Canada and confirm your departure with CBSA when you exit Canada.
- Based on the grounds for the exclusion order, you will be barred from returning to Canada for a period between one to five years.
- Deportation Order
- you must leave Canada and confirm your departure with CBSA.
- if you do not leave Canada, CBSA will arrange for your removal.
- if you leave Canada under a deportation order, you will require an Authorization to Re-Enter (ARC) to return to Canada.
If you fear return to your home country, you can make an application for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment to have the risks determined before you are removed from Canada.
Challenging Removal Orders
Permanent Residents may have a right to appeal the Removal Order to the Immigration Appeal Division. Please call to determine what route is right for you.