For some people, world travel is a part of life or a big part of their
work. If you are facing DUI charges and have a good reason to travel to Canada, a
DUI conviction can block your travel plans.
Do you have family in Canada? Are you in the movie business and have a
need to hop on a short flight to Vancouver to go to what’s been
deemed “Hollywood North?”
Do you have big plans to travel to Canada so you can take in the country’s
natural attractions, such as Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia), the National Reserve
of Nahanni along the Mackenzie Mountains, or Gros Morne National Park?
U.S. News & World Report, the best places to visit in Canada, include:
- Quebec City
- Victoria & Vancouver Island
- Niagara Falls
Will a DUI block me from visiting Canada?
Unfortunately, Canada does not allow people with DUI convictions to enter
their country. If you have family in Canada, or otherwise have a reason
to travel to Canada, we suggest that you discuss your situation with our
Orange County DUI Attorney, Virginia L. Landry.
The best solution is to fight your DUI charges and avoid a DUI conviction
in the first place. If travelling to Canada is a big issue of concern
for you, we can give you information regarding applying for a waiver,
and we can answer other admissibility questions.
Will a DUI stop someone from entering the U.S.?
Generally, a single DUI conviction will not stop someone from entering
the U.S., however, if someone has multiple DUI convictions, or if they
have a DUI conviction and other misdemeanor convictions, then that person
can be inadmissible. In such cases, the person would have to obtain a
waiver before entering the United States.
Additionally, a crime of moral turpitude can make it so someone is denied
entry in the United States.
Are you facing DUI charges and concerned about how a conviction would affect
your travel plans? If so, contact the
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
to schedule a free consultation!