Entering Canada with a DWI Conviction Most foreign nationals are surprised to learn that a single DWI conviction (Driving While Impaired) can render them criminally inadmissible to Canada. Anyone arrested or convicted of DWI outside of Canada will be denied entry to Canada on that basis, until they rectify their inadmissible status. Due to the close relationship between Canada and the United States, Americans are frequently
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Did you know that a single DUI infraction makes you “criminally inadmissible” to Canada? Individuals planning to drive through Canada to Alaska with a DUI should ensure they have taken steps to rectify their inadmissibility before they embark on their trip. Arriving unprepared could result in a big disappointment and bring your plans to a halt. For a number of reasons, many Americans need, or prefer,
Criminal Inadmissibility and DUIs: Celebrity Edition Anyone with a criminal record can be found inadmissible to Canada, even if they have work to do in the country, and even if they boast the money, fame, agents, and PR handlers that accompany celebrity status. National border security trumps all of those factors in the eyes of the Canadian government, as many world-famous individuals have found out
Entering Canada With A DUI: A Guide for American Travellers Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and other related drunk driving infractions, are not minor offences Canada. Although most jurisdictions in the United States tend to classify DUIs as misdemeanors, the 2002 Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) designated certain criminal offenses as grounds for being denied entry into Canada; DUI is one of them.
Whatever your reasons for coming to Canada, you need to know that prior legal convictions can keep you from crossing the border. Whether you are traveling for school, work, or leisure, you should be aware of the requirements for crossing the border. It is important to review your record in advance so you can address any issues and prevent being denied admission to the country.
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
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