Admissibility Hearing

Admissibility Hearing Process

At the request of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), foreign nationals or permanent residents who are believed to have contravened the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) appear before the Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) for admissibility hearings.

A person may not be able to enter or remain in Canada if the ID determines that he or she:

  • has failed in some way to comply with IRPA is a security threat
  • has violated human or international rights
  • has been involved in crime or organized crime
  • has engaged in misrepresentation, such as claiming a false identity
  • has a health condition (in some cases) does not have enough money to support him or herself, or is accompanying an inadmissible family member

In some cases, the CBSA has the power to issue removal orders directly.