Rooster Cogburn wrote:I'll lay out your options:
For a DUI you are deemed rehabilitated (and allowed into Canada) 10 years after the last day of your sentence (assuming you had a sentence that is). You must also have not committed any other crimes in this time period. If you have, things get more complicated. Things are also complicated by other charges that occured prior to your DUI depending on what the charges are.
Now since you say the DUI is 7 years old you can apply for personal rehabilitation (you may apply 5yrs after the last day of the sentence). If you are approved you can come to Canada. The application can be found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informatio ... ehabil.asp
Another option is you just show up at the border crossing and ask for a Temporary Resident Permit. While there is new leway to offer these permits, there is no law that says the officer must offer you this option. This option is a bit risky because of this. One officer may allow you in, another might not. If you are granted this option by the officer it costs $200.00. Other charges will likely affect the officers decision here.
If you know where you are crossing the border I can supply you with the phone number for that port an you can talk to an immigration officer. PM me if you like. I know this info as its my job, that being said I would still advise you to call the specific port you are crossing at.
If your record is expunged or deffered or something like that the officer can ask for you to provide proof of this (aka bring your record in paper form from the juridiction from where you were charged).
Woody Slayer wrote:
On another awesome story of the land of the free, my girlfriend who Is from Califonia came here to live with me. Her mother come to visit and she had a previous DUI like your friend, They told her she could stay one whole day If she paid the $200 dollar fee...I live In canada, and I love my land. But seriously, our government is a huge joke! They blow!
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