Travel to Canada increases by the year, as the second largest country in land area. Every year more than 35 million people visit Canada. With the heightened awareness of terrorism and the need for greater security, both Canada and USA have increased vigilance on the border.
Travel to Canada from US
You should always be informed of the travel restrictions that may be imposed on you when you travel to Canada from the US. Other than presenting a valid passport of other approved secure documents, there are requirements under law that may inhibit travel to Canada from US.
Travel to Canada with a DUI
You will need to reconsider travelling to Canada with a DUI. Travelling to Canada with a DUI is travelling with a “driving under the influence” conviction. Under Canadian Criminal Code, offenses of impaired driving, travelling to Canada with a DUI (or a DWI, Driving While Impaired). Consequentially, travelling to Canada with a DUI will render you inadmissible at the border – so you can be travelling to Canada with a DUI, but that very DUI conviction, no matter how old it is, is what will stop you at the border without being able to go any further.
Even if you are travelling to a different destination with a stopover in a Canadian airport, a DUI/DWI can delay or cause severe setbacks to your travel plans.
Travel to Canada with a Criminal Record
Almost all convictions make a person inadmissible to Canada. Regardless of how minor or how old a criminal record is, you may not be able to enter Canada without first obtaining a Canadian Waiver.
Getting a Canadian Waiver to travel to Canada with a criminal record is a lengthy process that must begin well in advance of travelling. For further information on entry requirements, call 1-800-298-5520 or Apply Online to start your Waiver today.