Going to watch a fight in Canada and you have a DUI...
So I got a ticket for my bday to the GSP vs Condit fight in Montreal in November. This would be awesome except for the fact that I got a DUI in New York State a little more than 2 years ago. From the research I've done, it seems like almost a 0% chance I would be allowed into Canada. Does anyone have first hand experience with this? And please leave the DUI comments alone. I know I'm a scum bag and I've paid the price for my dumb decision.
I'm sorry I can't offer advise on the matter. But I'm certainly interested in learning what the practice is on that (not that I've EVER had a DUI)... just curious. It's not something I would have ever considered.
We have all done dumb things, you managed to get away with it with your skin intact, and hopefully that of those around you. Best thing you can do is learn from it and not do it again.
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i saw a similar example to yours on a show border security. if you were charged or are still wating on the charges then you are inadmissable to canada. if the charges were dropped you are ok if not then you need to jump though some hoops.
here is link that you may find usefull about 3/4 of the page down
I'll never understand the WWF/UFC culture or how people find entertainment in watching two sweaty guys hug and dance with each other for hours on end ...
Edit: Just looked at a map... I guess it is considered the Ontario region. Carry on....
You crossed from Niagara Falls New York to Niagara Falls Ontario. Both two different cities.
Toronto is about 130kms away, or a little over an hour's drive.
It'd be like me saying "I crossed from Niagara Falls Ontario just over the bridge to Rochester by walking".
i guess it all depends cuz i have a good buddy that got a DUI over 10 years ago (the charge was BS since he was sleeping it off in his car after a party, but had the car on since it was freezing outside, and got hit with a DUI) and he's been unable to get into to Canada for the past few years
no idea why he's still blacklisted
Link from U.S. customs & border: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...h-dui-offenses
Can I enter Canada and the U.S. if I have a DUI on my record?
As a general rule, Canada does not allow persons with DUI's to enter their country, although travellers who require in-depth information regarding the process of applying for a waiver or other admissibility questions can reach the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (08:00 - 16:00 local time, except holidays) by calling either (506)636-5064 or (204)983-3500.
On the other hand you guys come up here and get all antsy in your pantsy with that REAL beer and it hits you like a freight train. So anyone who has a DUI is a menace to society because if he thinks he's good to drive after 2 or 3 Canadian beers he's flat out wrong, that's like 10 American beers to his system.
I think I'm missing something here. The last time I drove to Vancouver for a snowboarding trip I drove through no problem. All they asked if I had a criminal record, warrants, and purpose being there? They didn't do a whole background check. Is it different on the east coast side?
A DUI is like a felony here. You'll need to get an exemption waiver, but I don't think it's been long enough since your incident for you to be eligible. I've known people who got DUIs in the 90's that can't enter Canada.
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The key word here seems to be "conviction". Here in Mass you can often admit guilt without receiving a guilty finding (hence no "conviction") as part of the plea bargaining process. You receive probation and, if you complete it, a dismissal of the charge. The question would be whether Canadian law interprets the admission of guilt in such a scenario as the equivalent of a "conviction". I believe US immigration law considers it the same as a "conviction" for deportation purposes, for example, even though you're not formally found to be "guilty".
Edit: Just wanted to use some more "quotation marks".
Most other countries don't have this type of agreement so you can be a kid toucher from Greece and still get in without issue.