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Do you remember recent thread about entering canda with criminal record?

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I think it was in the last year or so that there was a thread about people being denied entry to Canada with a record (even misdemeanors, DUI). I'm not having any luck with the Search function. Anyone able to help? I don't need a repeat of the thread just want to find it,

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I do remember it but no idea how to find it!  I think I contributed to the thread.  Hopefully someone will come by and find it.

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Is this it....??  I just typed DUI in the search............

 

 

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52 minutes ago, bcd2010 said:

I think it was in the last year or so that there was a thread about people being denied entry to Canada with a record (even misdemeanors, DUI). I'm not having any luck with the Search function. Anyone able to help? I don't need a repeat of the thread just want to find it,

 

You have the links but a DUI in Canada is NOT a misdemeanour charge in Canada.  It’s a very serious charge, loss of license, prison time in some cases, etc.

Drinking and driving is taken very seriously here.  

 

Anyone with that on their record is going to have a tough time entering Canada.

 

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4 hours ago, *Miss G* said:

There was also this one in the HAL forum:

 

 

I remember it as this one.

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Food for thought for anyone with a DUI arrest in the States (known as impaired driving in Canada) intending on visiting our friendly neighbors to the north - see attached below.

 

A DUI arrest in the U.S. (23152(a) CVC in my home state) is a misdemeanor unless resulting in injuries to anyone other than oneself In the latter case, one could very well be looking at a felony charge (23153 CVC in California)

 

https://www.canadaduientrylaw.com/non-conviction.php

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One more thing, not necessarily DUI related. The United States Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP) gets a copy of the passenger manifest of every cruise that returns to and/or arrives in a U.S. port. While those passengers are enjoying themselves on their cruise, CBP officials are busy running criminal record checks on every passenger (as well as crew member).

 

Those with outstanding arrest warrants, so those not having been taken care of in the court system with/by a judge, will have a nasty surprise awaiting them upon their ship's call in a U.S. port. That nasty surprise will consist of a knock on your stateroom door by, at least two, CBP agents (accompanied by the ship's security officer) as soon as the gangway is connected and will most of the time result in being led off the ship in a pair of matching Peerless bracelets, a trip to the local pokey (no chocolates on your pillow there), and a subsequent visit to a magistrate. It happened two weeks ago this Saturday to a female passenger when Oosterdam returned to San Diego's B Street cruise terminal from her Mexican Riviera cruise

 

Some friendly advice (I have accompanied those CBP agents on several occasions while working): Take care of any outstanding warrants before you board a cruise ship that is going, and/or returning, to a U.S. port!  

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37 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

One more thing, not necessarily DUI related. The United States Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP) gets a copy of the passenger manifest of every cruise that returns to and/or arrives in a U.S. port. While those passengers are enjoying themselves on their cruise, CBP officials are busy running criminal record checks on every passenger (as well as crew member).

 

Those with outstanding arrest warrants, so those not having been taken care of in the court system with/by a judge, will have a nasty surprise awaiting them upon their ship's call in a U.S. port. That nasty surprise will consist of a knock on your stateroom door by, at least two, CBP agents (accompanied by the ship's security officer) as soon as the gangway is connected and will most of the time result in being led off the ship in a pair of matching Peerless bracelets, a trip to the local pokey (no chocolates on your pillow there), and a subsequent visit to a magistrate. It happened two weeks ago this Saturday to a female passenger when Oosterdam returned to San Diego's B Street cruise terminal from her Mexican Riviera cruise

 

Some friendly advice (I have accompanied those CBP agents on several occasions while working): Take care of any outstanding warrants before you board a cruise ship that is going, and/or returning, to a U.S. port!  

 

Is this something new, or has it been going on for a while (more than 4 years)?

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2 hours ago, PSR said:

 

Is this something new, or has it been going on for a while (more than 4 years)?

The vetting by CBP has been going on for decades, but it is only if the jurisdiction that issues the warrant wishes to extradite will the person be escorted off in cuffs. 

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16 hours ago, PSR said:

 

Is this something new, or has it been going on for a while (more than 4 years)?

 

14 hours ago, chengkp75 said:

The vetting by CBP has been going on for decades, but it is only if the jurisdiction that issues the warrant wishes to extradite will the person be escorted off in cuffs. 

 

Thanks for the reply; hadn't heard about it before, only the problem with a DUI. Not an issue for me...just curious. 🙂

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