Canada DUI Law Firm

Entry to Canada With A DUI

If you have been convicted of DUI, or any other alcohol-related driving offence, you may be criminally inadmissible to Canada. Even after the completion of DUI sentence in your home country, you remain criminally inadmissible to Canada until you satisfy certain requirements under Canadian law. Your inability to enter Canada with a DUI may impede your career, personal relationships, or simply prevent you from visiting.

Our Canada DUI Entry lawyers can help.

After we evaluate your options during a free consultation, we strategize an effective course of action tailored for your travel needs. Our DUI Canadian criminal inadmissibility lawyers are experienced in helping foreign nationals enter Canada with a DUI and focus almost exclusively on issues relating to criminal inadmissibility. Contact one of our specialists to develop a longterm solution to your criminal inadmissibility.

Why Hire a Lawyer for Entry to Canada With DUI?

Frequently, individuals who are criminally inadmissible to Canada make the inaccurate assumption that they merely need to complete an application form or show up at a port of entry to regain access. This failure to properly understand Canadian immigration procedure often results in delays and outright denials. Sadly, many of these individuals would have been permitted entry to Canada, and within a reasonable period of time, had they obtained assistance entering Canada with a DUI.

Our Canada DUI entry team handles dozens of criminal inadmissibility matters daily. Over the years we have refined our Canada entry DUI process with the relevant Canadian visa authorities and pride ourselves on the delivery of successful results in the most cost-effective manner possible.  Our fees are flat-rate so you can rest assured there won’t be any surprise charges for our services.

Solutions to Criminal Inadmissibility

During your free consultation, our DUI team will provide an honest assessment of your situation.

Based on your circumstances, we may recommend the following:

  • Temporary Resident Permit — If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Criminal Rehabilitation process, a temporary solution may be available to you. Our Canada DUI lawyers may be able to help you obtain a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP), so you can enter Canada with a DUI despite your criminal inadmissibility status. Depending on your circumstances, you may require a multiple-entry Temporary Resident Permit, so you can enter Canada on a regular basis without issue.
  • Criminal Rehabilitation — After five years have elapsed since the completion of all DUI sentences, probationary periods and fines, you may petition Canadian immigration authorities for rehabilitation.  Approval of your application will confer permanent clemency — authorities can no longer consider your prior DUI as a reason for denying you entry to Canada. Our attorneys know how to present a compelling case for criminal rehabilitation so you can enter Canada again without issue.
  • Classification as Deemed Rehabilitated — 10 years after completion of your DUI sentence, probationary periods and fines, Canada may classify you as deemed rehabilitated. This status means you are no longer barred from entering Canada due to DUI.  In such cases, our firm will organize the requisite evidentiary documentation to prove your eligibility and avoid a refusal at the border.

Strategic DUI Entry Applications

Because of our extensive experience with consulates and border authorities, our DUI Canada entry lawyers know precisely what assessing officers are looking for on a given application. We are skilled at developing a narrative that clearly, truthfully and persuasively articulates the merits of your Criminal Rehabilitation or Temporary Resident Permit application. Our Canada DUI entry lawyers compile the evidence required to present the most compliant application possible.

Many applications relating to entering Canada with a DUI are processed at Canadian consulates. Our team takes requisite steps to keep your application moving forward, as processing times can sometimes be lengthy.

Entering Canada with a DUI due to Urgent Circumstances

An urgent situation may not permit time to wait for a consulate to make a decision on your Criminal Rehabilitation or Temporary Resident Permit application — for example, helping a sick relative, visiting your young child, attending an important business meeting or taking a trip you booked before you realized your DUI restricted entry to Canada. Our Canada DUI entry lawyers have successfully helped hundreds of criminally inadmissible clients gain access to Canada.

For questions about entry to Canada with a DUI, contact First Immigration Law Firm toll-free from the United States @ 1.855.360.4333.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Canadian Immigration


Do you offer free consultations?

Yes!  We are pleased to offer free comprehensive consultations to determine whether or not you stand a fair chance of being permitted entry to Canada with a DUI, and by which avenue.  We are happy to answer questions relating to general criminal inadmissibility and our Canada DUI entry process.  If you decide to retain our services, you’ll be pleased to know that our fees are up-front

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What are my chances of getting into Canada with a DUI?

Your chances of successfully entering Canada following a DUI arrest will depend on your circumstances (i.e. reason for entering, particulars relating to DUI conviction etc…).  The decision to admit a criminally inadmissible foreigner to Canada rests completely with the border agent or visa officer assessing the Temporary Resident Permit or Criminal Rehabilitation application.  A well-prepared, compliant submission is the best way to maximize your chances of

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