If the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) detains you or your loved ones, you may be wondering what to do next and a host of other questions. Detention is always a hard time for those detained, so it is important to understand what it means and what to do when it happens.
CBSA may detain a person, especially when they have a reason to believe that the person in question will not show up when asked to do so. A person may also be detained if the border officers are unable to verify his/her identity, will pose a known or imminent threat to the public, or become inadmissible for security and other reasons.
Within 48 hours after CBSA detains a person, it must refer the matter to the immigration division for a hearing. During this hearing, the ID needs to determine whether continued detention is necessary for various conditions. It may also decide to order the detainee’s release. Detention is often tougher for people during the first 24-48 hours. At this time, many people are confused because they do not know what to do next.
If CBSA detains you or your loved ones, our expert Immigration Counsel at Swani-Can Immigration will be available to help when you contact us. Given the urgency of the situation, we try to make ourselves available as soon as possible. You have no reason to be afraid because these are the things we deal with daily. We will help you out, and without further delay, you will be out of the mess. Even if the immigration division orders continued detention, we would help you prepare for another hearing in 7 days. If CBSA feels that you are a flight risk, Swani-Can immigration will help you prepare and review an alternative to detention, convincing the agency that it was not the case. At Swani-Can Immigration, our immigration consultants based in Vaughan, Ontario, advise clients on their specific situation, and we have recorded success in Canada and Internationally.