DUI visa requirements

Old Mar 9th 2005, 6:50 am
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Can anyone clarify please? I understand DUI is now a felony in Canada and US citizens can be refused entry if they do not obtain the relevent consent/visa to enter Canada.

Does anybody know if this applies to UK citizens visiting on a two week holiday or is it just peculiar to US citizens?
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Old Mar 9th 2005, 7:32 am
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Can anyone clarify please? I understand DUI is now a felony in Canada and US citizens can be refused entry if they do not obtain the relevent consent/visa to enter Canada.

Does anybody know if this applies to UK citizens visiting on a two week holiday or is it just peculiar to US citizens?
It applies to everyone. If you have been convicted of impaired driving where the allowable limit is .08 or over it makes you inadmissible as a visitor. See A36(2)b of the Act, as impaired driving is an indictible offence in Canada.

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It applies to everyone. If you have been convicted of impaired driving where the allowable limit is .08 or over it makes you inadmissible as a visitor. See A36(2)b of the Act, as impaired driving is an indictible offence in Canada.

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I'd just like to second that, PMM.

Although, it seems that the operative words here are "may be refused entry", because my UK fella came into the country last summer as a tourist, with no intention of immigrating at the time and has since found out all this *stuff* about his 5 year old DUI conviction. What I mean is, now that we're looking into immigration, we find out not only that he has to achieve rehabilitation for criminal inadmissability, but that they might have refused him entry last summer, if anyone had thought to ask!! Who knew!?!

So YES, you can be refused entry. Whether you would or not would be anyone's guess and not worth the risk, I'm guessing. You may be able to get a TRV (Temporary Resident's Visa) to allow you into the country, though.

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I'd just like to second that, PMM.

Although, it seems that the operative words here are "may be refused entry", because my UK fella came into the country last summer as a tourist, with no intention of immigrating at the time and has since found out all this *stuff* about his 5 year old DUI conviction. What I mean is, now that we're looking into immigration, we find out not only that he has to achieve rehabilitation for criminal inadmissability, but that they might have refused him entry last summer, if anyone had thought to ask!! Who knew!?!

So YES, you can be refused entry. Whether you would or not would be anyone's guess and not worth the risk, I'm guessing. You may be able to get a TRV (Temporary Resident's Visa) to allow you into the country, though.

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Thanks for the info. I think I will ring the embassy in London for guidance.
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