Will a DUI prevent you from going to Canada?
If you’ve been convicted of an impaired driving offense, while impaired, you may be inadmissible to enter Canada based on serious criminality. In general, you won’t be able to enter Canada. We review the options for you to enter Canada temporarily, or to become admissible again below.
How do I enter Canada temporarily?
You can request temporary entry to Canada with a DUI through A Temporary Resident Permit. A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is temporary and only extends to a granted, specific, period of time. For example, to attend a wedding, a sporting event, a concert, or a fishing trip. The length of your stay is restricted by the TRP. There are also several conditions that you must follow. For example, you are not permitted to work or study without a work or study permit, you cannot re-enter Canada, and you agree to leave immediately after your authorized period of stay.
How do I become admissible to Canada again?
Can I apply for both a Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation?
Yes. If you are eligible for criminal rehabilitation (CR), we suggest that you apply for it as well as a temporary resident permit (TRP), since criminal rehabilitation is permanent, while the temporary resident permit is temporary.
Our US Immigration Services for Entry to Canada
Will a DUI, DUAI, DWAI, DWI, OVI, or OWI keep me from going to Canada?
Additional Outside Resources
- I was convicted of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Can I enter Canada?
- Government of Canada – Temporary Resident Permit
- Government of Canada – Overcoming Criminal Convictions
We Can Help!
The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law have more than 30+ years of experience helping people enter Canada with criminal convictions. Contact us today for an assessment of your legal situation.