Is it possible for a u.s. Citizen with a felony conviction visit family in Canads ?
Province/Territory relating to question: Ontario
It would depend on when the sentence was completed.Because of this criminal record at first this person is considered to be inadmissible to Canada on the basis of criminality. But, after 5 years has passed since the sentence as been completed it is often possible to apply for individual rehabilitation. If this application is successful this person will not have to be concerned about being turned away at the border. But, it takes over a year to get this processed. So, if the persons want to come up before then it's sometimes possible to get what is called a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP). This is sometimes granted where close to the 5 years has passed or in extraordinary circumstances. Here is the link to the webpage that explains how rehabilitation works: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/inadmissibility/rehabilitation.asp