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1. Posted by moleos (Inactive 2 posts) 10y

moleos has indicated that this thread is about Canada

am sapposed to be traveling to canada, Though i am a wanted felon on a drugs charge in the u.s some five yoars ago, will this affect my entry in to canada, just visiting for one week for a wedding, would apricate any info as would prefer not to end up in a cell, thanks mole.

2. Posted by Parasol (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

I wouldn't travel if I were you. I've been asked at the border before if I've ever been charged with a DUI or arrested for any reason (presumably if I said yes to either, they would turn me away. A drug charge against you is almost certainly going to have you turned back at the border. And if you are actually WANTED then how do you think you will get back into the U.S. without being caught?

3. Posted by Parasol (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

I wrote that last post thinking you were American. You still might get asked if you were ever arrested when you land here in Canada. Take your chances but if I were you, I'd still stay home.

4. Posted by grumpybear (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

This is a legal question and not something to answer on a travel forum. The Canadian & US immigration services do share information, so they will know what convictions you have when you attempt the enter Canada. So it would be wise to consult an immigration lawyer before you spend money and time attempting to enter Canada only to be turned away.

5. Posted by raincity (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

In addition to contacting a lawyer, also contact the Canadian High Commission. It may not be an issue since if you have not been convicted of anything yet, you would not have a criminal record, and that's what the border services are usually looking for. I really doubt that there would be an outstanding international warrant for your arrest that would affect your entry into Canada. But, like grumpybear said, talk to a lawyer, and then talk to the High Commission.

6. Posted by Parasol (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Point taken grumpybear and you are right, this is not something to chat on Travellerspoint about.

7. Posted by moleos (Inactive 2 posts) 10y

Thanks everone for your help, i shall make my enquiries and let you know how i get on.

8. Posted by elan (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Quoting raincity

I really doubt that there would be an outstanding international warrant for your arrest that would affect your entry into Canada.

raincity, it's not a bout the warrant. Canadian immigration can see the records of the US database regarding convictions and if you have any records you are turned back. That's it. There was even a big article that according to the Canadian law G. W Bush will be turned back on the border as he has DWI conviction when he was a teen.

9. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting elan

Quoting raincity

I really doubt that there would be an outstanding international warrant for your arrest that would affect your entry into Canada.

raincity, it's not a bout the warrant. Canadian immigration can see the records of the US database regarding convictions and if you have any records you are turned back. That's it. There was even a big article that according to the Canadian law G. W Bush will be turned back on the border as he has DWI conviction when he was a teen.

That would be quite amusing . . . . Having said that, Mike Tyson got a visa to box in the UK a few years ago (in Glasgow actually) despite being a convicted rapist, which totally flies int he face of legislation. Celebrities don't seem to be affected by the inconvenience of Law.

Any update moleos?