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Entering Canada with a DUI

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Entering Canada with a DUI

Drunk driving charges are processed under many names worldwide, but they all equally have the potential to make you criminally inadmissible to Canada. These charges include, but are not limited to Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Wet and Reckless (W&R) Reckless Driving, driving without Due Care and Attention. These charges can and will affect your chances of crossing the border into Canada. You do have hope if you've been charged though, read below for options of overcoming criminal inadmissibility because of your DUI.

Temporary Solution: Temporary Resident Permit

The Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is a document that overcomes your inadmissibility and grants you entry to Canada but only for a limited time. The period of validity for a TRP is completely based upon the officer's discretion. When the application is being reviewed, the officer considers whether your "need" to enter Canada outweighs any risk you might pose to Canada and Canadian Citizens. When looking to enter Canada with a DUI. The TRP is the fastest option, since for urgent travel you can apply at the port of entry.

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Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada, Will Not Play ACC Tomorrow

Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada

Chris Brown has just sent out a tweet alerting fans that he will not be performing at his Montreal and Toronto shows this week, because he was denied entry to Canada by Canadian border agency.

It appears the singer has been denied entry into Canada, most certainly due to his criminal past, Including but not limited too, infamously beating up his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

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Can I Enter Canada If I Have A DUI?

Can I Enter Canada If I Have A DUI?

Entering Canada with DUI or DWI

If you are attempting to enter Canada and you have a previous conviction, you may or may not be already aware that you may be considered inadmissible to Canada.

Having a DUI is a serious offense in Canada and can be translated into Canadian law as a hybrid or indictable offense.

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Temporary Resident Permit Canada DUI

Temporary Resident Permit Canada DUI

There are various reasons why you might need a Temporary Resident Permit to enter Canada. This could be for reasons of:

  • Criminality DUI OR DWI
  • Misrepresentation
  • Health
  • Non-compliance

To overcome your inadmissibility, you have probably explored the options available to you, such as, how to apply for rehabilitation, what it means to be rehabilitated, what a record suspension is, and what a temporary resident permit is.

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Getting Into Canada with a Misdemeanor

Getting Into Canada with a Misdemeanor

The first thing that needs to be discussed is what a misdemeanor is. In Canada, a misdemeanor would be considered a summary offence. Summary offences are considered minor crimes with light jail sentencing or fines imposed on the convicted. Some misdemeanors may include

  • criminal mischief
  • shoplifting under a certain amount

If you have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, you may be permitted to enter Canada. In 2012, Canada implemented a policy in accordance with their Tourism Facilitation Action Plan. This new policy now allows United States citizens, with a misdemeanor on their record, to enter Canada. It is important to mention that, while impaired driving is a serious offence in Canada, this policy applies to those with an impaired driving conviction.

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