Question: Is asylum accepted in Canada if Mexico and America take my fingerprints and reject my asylum? Canada is a signatory to the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, what are the exceptions?

Answer:

If you have previously sought asylum in Mexico or the United States and your application was rejected, it may have implications for your asylum claim in Canada. Canada is a signatory to the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, which means that individuals who arrive at a Canadian land border from the United States are generally ineligible to make an asylum claim in Canada.

However, there are some exceptions to this agreement. For instance, if you have a family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or if you have certain personal circumstances that would make you eligible to make an asylum claim in Canada despite having been in the United States or Mexico.

Under the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States, individuals who arrive at a Canadian land border from the United States are generally ineligible to make an asylum claim in Canada. However, there are a few exceptions to this agreement where individuals may still be able to make an asylum claim in Canada:

  1. Family Exception: If you have a close family member who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you may be eligible to make an asylum claim in Canada even if you arrived from the United States.
  2. Unaccompanied Minors: If you are an unaccompanied minor (under the age of 18) and you arrived from the United States, you may be eligible to make an asylum claim in Canada.
  3. Documented Exceptions: In certain cases, individuals may be exempt from the Safe Third Country Agreement if they have valid travel documents issued by Canada, such as a valid visa or a valid work or study permit.
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