List of countries that regulate the immigration of felons

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This is a list of countries that regulate the immigration of felons.

  • Australia - Excludes any person who has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment for 12 months or more.[1]
  • Canada - Excludes any person who has committed a non-summary offense, unless, after waiting until five years have elapsed since the expiration of any sentence imposed for the offense, he satisfies the Canadian Minister of Immigration that he is rehabilitated.[2]
  • New Zealand - Excludes any person who, in the past 10 years, was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for 12 months or more, and permanently excludes any person who has been sentenced to prison for five years or more.[3]
  • United Kingdom - Permanently excludes any person who has been sentenced to more than 30 months in prison for a single offense, and excludes other convicts until the rehabilitation period has passed.[4]
  • United States - Does not allow aliens convicted of aggravated felonies to become citizens of that country. See also Permanent residence (United States).


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  1. ^ Fact Sheet 79 - The Character Requirement, Australia Department of Immigration and Citizenship 
  2. ^ Canada Immigration Criminal Convictions 
  3. ^ Good character, New Zealand Immigration Service 
  4. ^ Good character requirement, UK Border Agency