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Three Types of Removal Orders

In Canada, there are three types of removal orders immigration officials can issue against permanent residents or foreign nationals in Canada.

Departure Order

The least serious of all types of removal orders, a departure order is typically issued by immigration officials for minor events. Individuals issued a departure order have 30 days to leave Canada. As long as they comply with the order within 30 days and properly notify the Canadian Border Services Agency of their departure, they are not required to obtain an authorization to return to Canada.

Individuals who fail to leave within 30 days or neglect to notify the Canadian Border Services Agency of their compliance with the departure order are subject to having their order automatically convert into a deportation order. This can lead to their arrest and removal from Canada. It is very important to comply with a departure order within 30 days, as a deportation order forever bars you from entering Canada.

Exclusion Order

An exclusion order is an order is an order which excludes individuals from returning to Canada for a specific period of time, usually one year.

Deportation Order

A deportation order is the most serious type of removal order. If you receive a deportation order, you are permanently prohibited from entering Canada unless an ARC is applied for and obtained. In limited circumstances, individuals subject to a deportation order can gain entry to Canada, but only by first obtaining an authorization to return to Canada.

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