DUI and traveling to Canada

Mar 9th, 2011, 04:11 PM
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DUI and traveling to Canada

My boyfriend just won a hunting trip in Canada. He received a DUI barely 10 years ago. We've done some reading that the border patrol into Canada may deny entrance because of this DUI. We're especially worried because he will be traveling with a gun. Is it true that an incident that happened 10 years ago will prevent him from his trip?
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Mar 9th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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US & Canadian authorities share information on convictions and drunk driving is a criminal offence here and people with criminal convictions are generally inadmissable.

The Best advice I could give you is to consult an immigration lawyer who specialises in Canadian law-not cheap but OTOH internet advice is worth what you paid for it.
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Mar 10th, 2011, 03:04 AM
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Yes it can be especially if DUI was a felony

travel.state.gov Canada best info source on this

there are ways around it for most folks with preparation.

Immigration attys can handle this also for extorbitant fees.
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Mar 10th, 2011, 03:07 AM
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Canada, like the United States, has rules that prohibit entry for persons with specific ineligibilities. For example, anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired (DWI)), no matter how long ago, may be barred from entering Canada and must obtain a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. To determine whether you may be inadmissible and how to overcome this finding, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

For further information on entry requirements, travelers may contact the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001, tel. (202) 682-1740; or the Canadian consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Juan or Seattle.
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Mar 11th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Here is the Canadian Border Services Agency webpage with information on admissability:

There are also rules about importing firearms into Canada. See:
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