If You Have DUI Can You Go to Canada

If you have a DUI on your criminal record and are an American Citizen, it is very likely you will experience being denied entry to Canada should you try to go to Canada. This is because many criminal offences render you inadmissible to Canada, while a DUI is one of the most serious offences in Canada’s eyes.  

Do not risk being turned away at the Canadian bride because of a DUI. If you try to enter Canada while criminally inadmissible, you will be denied and will have to turn around – any plans you’ve spent, anything you’ve already paid for will be cancelled.

Getting into Canada with a DUI

While you are criminally inadmissible to Canada, that does not mean you are completely out of options. However, it’s important you sort out these options before you attempt to travel to Canada to avoid disappointment.

You may apply for a temporary resident permit, which is kind of like a waiver. It is a temporary document that will allow you into Canada even if you are criminally inadmissible. But this process is complex, and this application can be denied. Here are some of the things you will have to include with your application for a temporary resident permit to overcome criminal inadmissibility:

1. An application for a temporary resident permit that is completed properly and signed
2. A photocopy of your passport and two passport photographs.
3. The receipt for paying the processing fee (non-refundable even if you are denied)
4. A criminal clearance certificate from your national police authorities (FBI in the United States) as well as one from every state and local authority for anywhere you’ve lived for more than six months.
5. Reference letters from three upstanding citizens in your community.
6. A copy of any judgements against you.
7. Copies of the laws you were charged under.
8. Proof that your driver’s license was restored if it was suspended due to your DUI.

Remember, it is not easy to overcome your criminal inadmissibility to Canada, but it is possible if you are adequately prepared and seek professional assistance with a licensed immigration lawyer.. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our licensed immigration attorneys are available to answer all of your questions. Let us assess your case for the best results when it comes to entering Canada despite a conviction for a DUI in the United States.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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