Travel to Canada with past record
July 11, 2008 8:09 AM Subscribe
How likely is it that we will be turned back at the Canadian border for 25 year old DUI convictions?
posted by anonymous to travel & transportation around Canada (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My spouse and I are planning a trip north this fall that may include a short hop into Nova Scotia and/or Ontario. Unfortunately, we both have 25 year old drunk driving convictions (from our college days, long before we met each other) and according to information like this
it is possible that we will be denied entry. How likely is this? Does everyone get a 20+ year background check? Most people? Only a few who look sketchy? Any advice from people in a similar situation is appreciated.
Our options we are considering are avoiding Canada all together or making travel arrangements that don't involve hefty deposits and such and having a backup plan if we turn back. Also, since the convictions in question we each have had a few non-DUI tickets and have never been arrested, much less convicted for, shoplifting, drug offenses, and other crimes that could make us inadmissible. Thanks for your help.