Authorization to Return to Canada is a document that allows an immigrant who has been expelled from Canada for any reason to return to Canada to live and work again. If you’ve been compelled to leave the country by the IRCC, you will need the Authorization to Return to Canada; if the document has not been issued to you, you can’t return to Canada.

Before you can obtain this authorization document to return to Canada, you must send an application to the Canadian embassy; then, you can return to the country if the application is granted.

Types of evacuation orders

There are three main types of Canadian evacuation orders.

To determine the type of evacuation order, go through the evacuation document given to you before you left the country; the structure number will reveal the type of evacuation order given to you. It’s good to know the type of evacuation order because it will help you if you want to apply for authorization to return to Canada.

The types of evacuation order include;

Departure Order (with a form number IMM 5238)

If you got a departure order and:

  1. you left Canada within 30 days required for you to depart and
  2. Checked out with the Canadian immigration officer at the port of exit; you don’t need to bother for an Authorization to Return to Canada (A.R.C.). You may return to Canada by examination at the port of entry. But When you leave the country 30 days from the day they issued the departure order, the departure or automatically turn to deportation other; and to return, you need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada.
Authorization to Return  to Canada
Authorization to Return to Canada

Exclusion Order (The Form number IMM 1214B)

If you were issued the exclusion order and:

  1. It’s been one year since you left Canada and
  2. You have your Document of Departure (IMM 0056B) showing the date you left the country. You won’t need the Authorization to Return to Canada. They’ll subject you to ordinary examination a the port of entry. If you need to return to Canada before one year of the exclusion order or left without the Exclusion order document, you’ll need to apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada.

Outright Deportation Order (structure number IMM 5238B)

If you were given this type of evacuation order, you must apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada before returning to Canada.

When to Apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (A.R.C.)

Before you apply for an Authorization to Return to Canada (A.R.C.), it’s good the settle everything that caused your evacuation from Canada; then you can apply.

When applying for Authorization to Return to Canada, you’ll have to prove to the Canadian Immigration officials that you’ll return to your home country once your temporary visa expires or at the termination of your temporary approved visit to Canada.

Official papers to Include for an Authorization to Return to Canada (A.R.C.)

If you want higher chances of endorsement for the A.R.C. application, it is necessary to present the listed documentation, including supporting documentation, if required.

  1. Temporary Resident Visa Form
  2. Two international I.D. photographs
  3. Duplicate of your international I.D.
  4. Clarification letter relating to your deportation order and why you feel you should be allowed another entry into Canada
  5. A processing fee of CAD 400