AUTHORIZATION TO RETURN TO CANADA
You need ARC to return to Canada under certain conditions
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Authorization To Return To Canada (ARC)
In case you were ordered to leave Canada (subject of a removal order) you may need an authorization to return to Canada if you wish to return to Canada in future. The type of ARC you need to return to Canada solely depends on the removal order that was issued against you.
You received a departure order and you left the country within 30 days on the issuance of the removal order, also you verified your departure at the port of exit with an immigration officer, In this case you don’t need an ARC.
You were issued an exclusion order and 12 months haven’t passed after the issuance of the exclusion order or you are not in possession of a departure certificate then you need to apply for an ARC.
If you were issued a Deportation Order you must apply for an ARC regardless of when you left Canada or wish to return to Canada.