This guide has been created to give you a clear overview about travelling to Canada from the states that have the most border crossings. In each state specific guide, you will find helpful information regarding criminal inadmissibility. This information will go over if there are expungement or conditional discharge possibilities in place that may make the process of coming to Canada with a criminal record easier.
The guide focuses on DUI convictions predominantly, because those are the most common offences that lead to inadmissibility. Probation periods, alternate pleas, and expungement and conditional discharge information is provided.
In regards to applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) or Criminal Rehabilitation, police clearance certificates (which are essentially background checks that outline your criminal history in a particular area) are required, and the guides will show you exactly how to contact your state police agency, either by phone or mail. The cost requirements for requesting your state police clearance are also included for ease.
If you are from one of these states, consider these guides a one stop starting point for getting all of the basics for helping your travel experience into Canada! As always, feel free to contact us for any additional information, or for a consultation about starting the process to apply for a TRP or Criminal Rehabilitation.