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See other thread about entering Canada and had a question of my own.
I want to do the lake superior circle tour and have been told, rumors of course, that I can't enter because of a DUI I had in 1991. Is this true?
 

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Wow! Even though I've never had a DUI and it is highly unlikely that I ever will (since I very rarely drink and haven't used recreational drugs for many, many years), and while I consider DUI (primarily 2nd offense and higher) as something that should result in a nice long jail or prison sentence...

This is just one more reason to avoid Canada. High crime rate, you can't defend yourself and now, one serious mistake (in this case) twenty years earlier means that you can't enter or are banned and will be committing a crime if you do enter.

Not for me thank you.
 

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Know a fellow that got turn back for a 1973 possession charge.
 

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Well, I guess that answers that! Give them money and your in!

Wonder hoe long that's been in effect? After writing I remembered that I went to Winnipeg in 98 and didn't have any problems getting in.
 

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When we went through customs in Victoria, it is kind of an express lane customs processing as you come off the ferry. We were asked of our purpose in Canada and other typical questions, but were not asked about our driving records or criminal history. I have read accounts of border crossings in the eastern part of the country that seem to be much more involved.
 

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DUI in Canada is a Criminal Code of Canada felony offence. There's no guarantee that you will be turned back at the border but you could be.

A friend of mine got turned back from entering the US a few years ago because of a pot possession conviction when he was 19, more than 20 years ago.. He had to apply for some kind of pardon from the CDN govt so they get this thing off his record and he can enter the US. We had ridden together into the US many times prior to this, but this time, they stopped him and turned him back.
 

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Defend yourself from what? :popcorn:;)
Cliff.
 

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Wow! Even though I've never had a DUI and it is highly unlikely that I ever will (since I very rarely drink and haven't used recreational drugs for many, many years), and while I consider DUI (primarily 2nd offense and higher) as something that should result in a nice long jail or prison sentence...

This is just one more reason to avoid Canada. High crime rate, you can't defend yourself and now, one serious mistake (in this case) twenty years earlier means that you can't enter or are banned and will be committing a crime if you do enter.

Not for me thank you.
:agree:The crime rate up north is unbelievably high.....:eek:4:
 

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Not to steal this thread (pun intended) but I've travelled a bit in both our countries and lived here for 62 years and never felt the need to defend myself in your country or mine. Maybe I just ran into nice people as most of my adventures in your country involved motorcyles and we have met many many great people. We're off to the Oyster Run in Anacortes, Washington next week and don't have a thought about needing anything along.
Having said that, the cougars (4 legged kind) in Victoria and Vancouver island are getting a bit ornery and brave.
Respectfully submitted,
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For what it's worth (= 0). I've crossed the Canadian/US border over fifty times and never been questioned about my past. Usually they ask questions about why I'm going across and if I have weapons or alcohol and sometimes a few other questions. Don't recall ever running into a jerk at the gate on either side.
 

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It depends on the customs agent at the border...Canadian customs has access to all US criminal records (same as US law enforcement). Chances are they will only glance at your passport and send you thru. If they plug you into the computer system (likely right now due to heightened security over the 9-11 anniversary), you will be denied entry and escorted back to the US side of the border station.

You can make application for "rehabilitation" - same as President Bush had to do because of his youthfull DUI indiscretion. Its been long enough - so no problem. These guys can fix you right up.. http://www.canadavisa.com/contact-canadian-immigration-office.html

The Canadians don't give a ***** who comes across - just bring money. This bull***** is being driven by the US according to the Canadians. You used to not need a passport to go to Canada - now you do - compliments of Uncle Sam.

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I had a fellow tell me he was denied entry into Canada in 2010 because he got a DUI in 1984 . He done all that he was told to do (Classes, probation period, fine.) and was told if he completed all of this and , he stay out of trouble The DUI would be remove . He has not had a ticket since , not even a parking ticket . Guess what showed up on his record When the Border Patrol in Canda run a check on him and he was denied entry into Canada thomas
 

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Hmmm,Every time one goes to enter Canada from the U.S. or visey/voisey, the boarder agents run your plate to get your record.
I don't know how it works in Canada, but in Michigan, you're clean if you've had no drunk driving for convictions for10 years. You have to be convicted 3 times in that 10 year period for it to be a 5 year felony.
 

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DUI in Canada is a felony on the 1st offense. You are visiting their country, so their law applies, not ours...okie
 

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I have gone to canada many time even with guns with on prolbem . But a hunting bubby got check he had DUI and for $250.00 they let him in tempary visa . So it is about $$$$ . It is a nice ride though did it last year.
 

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Wow I didn't realize I was breaking the Canadian law last year when I rode there. Luckily I didn't see anything that made me want to do it again so I guess I'll be OK. I'd be hard put to have to pay $$$ to cross into their country for a Class C misdemeanor that's 25 years old.
 

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The Canadians don't give a ***** who comes across - just bring money. This bull***** is being driven by the US according to the Canadians. You used to not need a passport to go to Canada - now you do - compliments of Uncle Sam.

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Yeah, a guy I know has a place on the north shore and decided to enter few weeks ago. They asked for his passport, he didn't have one. Asked what he was doing and he said, "I just want to get a sandwich at this cafe across the boarder". Canadian said, "we don't care if you don't have a passport it's getting back into the U.S. that you may have a problem, that's your laws". Well, I know he doesn't have any convictions but, they let him cross back and forth without a passport. :shrug:

My luck I'll have to have a cavity search:22yikes:
 

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This is just one more reason to avoid Canada. High crime rate, you can't defend yourself

Not for me thank you.
that's so absurd its not even worth commenting on?/

They will stop you at the border They don't "glance" at your passport if you have one and let you in .Its swiped
All your info is already on his/her screen from your license plate
That's thanks to cross border law enforcement sharing anything and every thing they have on you regardless of age. Again thanks to 9/11

Passports are NOT required from US visitors to enter Canada

BUT you WILL need one to get back into your own country???

As suggested there are ways around it depending on the age of the infraction. $250 is the fee for all the paperwork involved
Dunno why some think its a scam I just paid $50 to the US government to renew my nexus which is just basically a rubber stamp Nothing has changed with my security levels since last time.

To the guy "bragging"about bringing in guns. Long guns are allowed in
Legal guns always have been. so I think you are just being a troll and trying to stir up crap again for no reason

Our government is moving to removing the long gun registry altogether
(it was a dismal failure)

Hand guns and prohibited weapons are another story. Bring them at your own risk ( how much do you value your ride would be a good question to ask yourself in that situation)

So Canadian haters Go ahead and flame away :wrong:

Don't see anything but clear facts here so go ahead... be a fool
who's first
 
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