Individual rehabilitation fee is an additional cost associated with a person’s criminal record. If you were convicted of a serious crime such as a DUI, you’ll have to pay a higher processing fee. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving before December 2018, your case may be grandfathered under old laws.
Individual rehabilitation fee statement
When filling out an Individual Rehabilitation Fee Statement (IRFS), you are required to provide truthful and accurate information. False or misleading information can lead to refusal of your application and even permanent banishment from Canada. The form is generally self-explanatory, but you may need supplementary instructions in some cases. If you need to ask questions, attach a sheet of paper indicating which section, question title, or question number you need answers for.
Reimbursement of individual rehabilitation fee
The process of applying for a rehabilitation grant begins with the submission of the completed application form. While most of the form is self-explanatory, supplementary instructions are included in case you have questions. In most cases, the application will take around two weeks, but in some cases, it may take up to a year. Once the application has been approved, you will be notified of the decision in writing.
Offenses that do not require an individual rehabilitation fee
An individual rehabilitation fee is not required for offenses that are not considered serious. However, a rehabilitation application may take a few years to process. After the application and all supporting documents are submitted to the immigration office, the officer will make a recommendation to the authority. This authority, usually the local office manager, will make a final decision on whether to approve the application. For more serious offences, the decision will be made by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome.
The Canadian Criminal Code lists certain offences and their rehabilitation periods. Some offences require rehabilitation for up to 10 years, while others require five years. However, if the offence was a non-serious one, the individual may qualify for “deemed rehabilitation” after waiting five years.