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81. Posted by leics2 (Full Member 87 posts) 18w 1 Star this if you like it!

Sanders21

It seems odd that you were denied entry into Canada if the border patrol officers 'said they were wrong' and released you? What reasons were you given for being denied entry at that time?

Although you were not charged, it seems that you were arrested? I can't see how that can be removed from your record, because it's a fact. Even if you weren't subsequently charged that doesn't make the arrest itself 'incorrect'. I think the only way to find out for certain is to contact the Canadian authorities and ask them.

As for the UK and France, none of us know exactly what 'flags' countries may share with each other (it isn't a simple matter of what is contained within a bar code) and none of us can tell you for certain whether you will encounter any difficulties. Personally, I suspect you probably won't because you haven't actually been charged with anything, let alone gone to trial. For the UK, the fact that one has been arrested is not in itself automatically an issue:

http://hub.unlock.org.uk/knowledgebase/travelling-uk/

Unfortunately, you'll just have to wait and see.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Apr-2017, at 01:12 by leics2 ]

82. Posted by Sanders21 (Budding Member 3 posts) 18w Star this if you like it!

Thank you for your response.

Yes, I as re-read my post, the part that I forgot to mention was that when I tried to enter Canada by car, they were suspicious that I was trying to immigrate there because my car was quite full. And not just camping gear and clothes and food, but I also had items that people on vacation do not usually take with them, such as a blender, a food dehydrator, and a large amount of crystals from my crystal collection.

That, and the fact that I told them that I was unemployed at the time, led them to bring me into their office and question me. When they told me that I could either leave right away or stay, but they would look through my car and phone and computer, I agreed, because I had nothing to hide.

They mistakenly though they found a child porn file on my computer and detained me. After they watched it, they said that it was not child porn and let me go, but they still were not convinced that I was not trying to move there. That's why they did not let me in that time. I guess when I flew it a couple of weeks ago, they saw it as less likely to be an attempted move.

I will contact the Canadian US embassy and talk to them, because it would be totally outrageously aweful and unfair to have a false arrest on my record and have it affect my world travel and who knows what else!

Thank you, and if you guys have any other thoughts, please let me know.

Sanders

83. Posted by Sanders21 (Budding Member 3 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

UPDATE

I just returned from a trip where I flew into London Heathrow from the United States.
I had no problems getting in - I don't think they even scanned my passport, if that is possible.

I took the Eurostar Train to Paris, where they definitely scanned my passport twice - no problems.

I then flew back from Charles De Gaul in Paris to the United States. Again, no problems.

So the information that Canada has in its database for me (now 5 years old) is obviously not being shared with either Great Brittain or France. Yet.

:-)

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