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Entry to Canada: DUI & Equivalent Charges

DUI Type Charges: DUI, OWI, OVI,OUI,DUII,DWI,DWAI,DWUI Entry to Canada with a DUI or any of its equivalents is only possible under a few specific instances. If you have 1 DUI equivalent charge along with any additional criminal charges, you are almost guaranteed to be found inadmissible to Canada and sent back to the United States.…

Can Commercial Truck Drivers Enter Canada with a DUI?

While the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) vary significantly state to state, in Canada the maximum penalty for a DUI is now carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years. Unlike some US states such as California, there is no double standard in Canada when sentencing a non-professional driver versus a commercial driver for…

Can You Enter Canada with a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor arrest or conviction may make a U.S. citizen citizen inadmissible to Canada. Entry to Canada with a misdemeanor is however possible provided the crime is considered relatively minor. The severity of the crime is judged based on the corresponding punishment in the Canadian judicial system and not the American system. A good example…

Travel to Canada With A Criminal Record

Traveling to Canada with criminal record may mean you will be denied entry Canada. Under Canadian law if you’ve been convicted of a crime you may be considered “criminally inadmissible” depending on the severity and time since the offence. That’ said, there are factors that will also allow you to be eligible to enter Canada…

Travel to Canada With A DUI

Travel to Canada with a DUI is only possible under a few specific instances. If you have a DUI and additional criminal charges or multiple DUI convictions, you’re going to be found inadmissible to Canada and stopped at the border. We offer free consultations in person or by phone for U.S. citizens traveling to Canada…

Canada DUI Entry: 2019 Changes

There were major changes to Canada’s DUI entry rules in 2018 and 2019. Changes to Canada’s entry rules were not direct, but a consequence of changes to Bill-C46 coming into power on December 18th,2018. Those changes made visitors that could previously enter Canada legally after 10 years, including those from the United States, became inadmissible…

What You Need To Know: Canada’s DUI Laws Updated

With just months to go before Bill-C46 would have made visiting Canada extremely difficult for anyone with old DUI convictions, there has been a major policy change. According to Canada’s Immigration Minister’s recent statements in the media, “anyone deemed rehabilitated for an impaired driving offence outside Canada before December 18, 2018,”  “would not need to…

2019 Update On Bill-C46 Relax DUI Entry Requirements

2019 Update On Bill-C46 Relax DUI Entry Requirements There has been a late but welcome update regarding Bill C-46’s tougher penalties for impaired driving that came into effect on December 18, 2018.  It appears the Canadian government is willing to grandfather in DUI charges that occurred before the bill took effect. Essentially anyone previously entering…

Many Denied Entry to Canada As New DUI Laws Come into Effect

Today Millions of Visitors Become Inadmissible To Canada U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals with old DUI convictions that could previously enter Canada legally, will no longer be allowed to enter the country. Additionally, convictions for marijuana related offences may also make foreign nationals inadmissible to Canada. This is a consequence of the sweeping updates…