Why I stayed in the little black room in Canada?
When entering Canada, you may be asked to enter the so-called secondary inspection or little black room in Canada. It is because the border officials have questions about your entry application or need to verify your identity and purpose further. Here are some reasons that may trigger further investigation:
1. Incomplete documents
If your passport, visa, or other necessary documents are incomplete or unclear, border officials may need to verify your identity and purpose further.
2. Travel purpose
If your travel purpose is unclear or may raise suspicion, such as traveling to high-risk countries, unreasonable travel itineraries, or inconsistent with your status, border officials may need to ask further questions.
3. Violation records
If you have violated immigration, customs, or other relevant laws and regulations, such as violating visa conditions, working illegally, having a criminal record, etc., border officials may need to investigate further.
4. Security risks
If you are deemed to pose a threat to Canadian national security, such as suspected of terrorism or potential participation in illegal activities, border officials may need to investigate further.
In general, entering the little black room does not necessarily mean that you will be refused entry, but it requires you to remain calm, cooperate with the border officials’ investigation, provide true information and supporting documents to help them verify your identity and purpose, and ultimately allow you to enter Canada smoothly.