Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

Traveling to Canada w/ 30yr. old DUI

Notices

Traveling to Canada w/ 30yr. old DUI

Old 01-14-2019, 03:05 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: On The Razors Edge
Posts: 10,148
Likes: 0
Received 1,201 Likes on 574 Posts
Default Traveling to Canada w/ 30yr. old DUI

I may have to go to Canada next week for a funeral. I had a DUI 30 yrs. ago and was wondering if they would give me hard time or deny entry, which would suck. Anyone in the know on this??

Thanks!
Old 01-14-2019, 03:11 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 377
Likes: 0
Received 97 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

From Google:
Can I get into Canada with a DUI on my record?
Entering Canada after 10 years. If you have only one DUI on your record, you can enter Canada after 10 years from the completion of your sentence. You may need to provide proof such as court records, fine payments and other documents.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:13 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: On The Razors Edge
Posts: 10,148
Likes: 0
Received 1,201 Likes on 574 Posts
Default

Thank you for that. I did Google but I did not see that particular info.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:14 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 377
Likes: 0
Received 97 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Oops. That may not be correct.
Check out this link.

Entering Canada with a DUI - Canada DUI Entry 2019
Old 01-14-2019, 03:16 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,463
Received 1,080 Likes on 561 Posts
Default

I would check with Canada immigration. I have had several employees stopped at the border. Ranges from $300 and 3-4 hour delay to denied entry.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:19 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Hampton, VA
Posts: 1,305
Likes: 0
Received 1,268 Likes on 568 Posts
Default

You won't have a problem.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:20 PM
  #7  
MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 90
Likes: 0
Received 28 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

Avoid surprises by checking with the Canadian consulate before you go. My barber and a bunch of his friends drive to Canada to fish for a week every year. A new guy joined them and he was turned back at the border for a 24 year old DUI.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:21 PM
  #8  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: BFE
Posts: 2,931
Received 1,051 Likes on 629 Posts
Default

If you paid all the court cost and fines in addition to completing anything else they imposed against you then you shouldn’t have any issues but it really all depends on the Canadian authorities.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:23 PM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 6,722
Received 1,036 Likes on 572 Posts
Default

30 Uears ago. I highly doubt that would even show up. Not much you can do at this point.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:41 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Posts: 520
Received 435 Likes on 225 Posts
Default

Same here.. It's been 19 years for me and I got ARD, where the record is expunged after doing their drunk class and probation. So it shouldn't be on my record. Do I have to mention it if they ask? I've been wondering as well.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:44 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 893
Received 438 Likes on 198 Posts
Default

Good luck. I had a deckhand with an open container charge and the Customs Officials said they now treat that like a DUI. He wasn't allowed off the boat and once he got out of Canadian waters, he wasn't allowed back.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:45 PM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: On The Razors Edge
Posts: 10,148
Likes: 0
Received 1,201 Likes on 574 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
30 Uears ago. I highly doubt that would even show up.
Remember, we’re talking about Canada.

I doubt I could get done, whatever needed to be done by next week, anyway.

Oh well.

Whats irritating is Canada has their rules and they give the US crap about deporting illegals.
How screwed up is that??

Old 01-14-2019, 04:39 PM
  #13  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Kent Island, MD
Posts: 333
Received 388 Likes on 232 Posts
Default

US denies Canadians entry with a DUI as well.

I had had one when I was 21, got PBJ and it was removed after alcohol classes. Started working for a Canadian company two years later and they never said a thing flying into Toronto or Vancouver. Everyone I know that has had a hard time was at a land crossing.
Old 01-14-2019, 04:46 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 7,736
Received 895 Likes on 458 Posts
Default

Whoa, wait a minute, are you saying Canada actually has border security? That is really cool, wish we had that here!
Old 01-14-2019, 04:54 PM
  #15  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 3,557
Likes: 0
Received 293 Likes on 183 Posts
Default

Canada expected to "Import" over 1 million "illegals" soon :-( I am sure they ain't all squeaky clean ...
Old 01-14-2019, 04:56 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sugarloaf Key FL & Ottertail Lake, MN.
Posts: 1,960
Received 106 Likes on 77 Posts
Default

Last time I brought a buddy over at International Falls, he had a DUI more then 10 years ago, They brought him in and delayed us a couple hours and then let us go.
I talked to a lady immigration officer while waiting and she said the magic number is 10 years old, worst case you might have to pay the the 100 to 300 bucks and then they would let you go. My buddy was let in with no fee, so at 30 years I'm thinking you will be OK
Old 01-14-2019, 04:56 PM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marblehead, Ohio
Posts: 9,994
Received 2,110 Likes on 1,089 Posts
Default

I had a DUI 40 years ago. I've never been questioned about it and I've been crossing the border for 30 years, both by land and water. Dunno why as I have heard of people being refused entry. Just not sure how long ago they started sharing info like that with the US. Honestly not sure how far they go back. May be worth a call though.
Old 01-14-2019, 04:59 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
Posts: 2,608
Received 421 Likes on 187 Posts
Default

I'd call Canadian customs or the consulate and get it in writing.
The way the attitude is at the border lately I wouldn't bet on anything.
I thought they were going to put me in jail for having hand tools in the back seat of my car last time I went across.
Old 01-14-2019, 05:02 PM
  #19  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At the floaters . . .
Posts: 9,561
Received 3,240 Likes on 1,524 Posts
Default

I have stated this before, and it is a fact (I have also hear the opposite of what I'm about to tell you).

There is an elderly couple with a summer home in our small, remote town of Alaska.

The spend many thousands per year having to take the ferry (3 days one way) as they CANNOT drive through Canada - the husband had a DUI (I can't remember but let's say 25-40 years ago, and prob closer to 40).

This remains true to this day.

So the answer is: it depends.

Call the cbp office you will be clearing through and see what they say.

Good luck and sorry for your loss.
Old 01-14-2019, 05:05 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Burbs of the Motor City
Posts: 7,039
Received 1,190 Likes on 837 Posts
Default

best bet is to apply to enter on a temporary basis. Anything can happen at the border. Sometimes it just comes down to who makes the call that day.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.