Canadian Passport Applications and Criminal Records + Charges + Offences



Ever since a reader and I had a bit of a debate as to whether a criminal record could delay one's application for a passport in my Online Passport Application Article , I've gotten a few hits every day from people asking this very question. I stated that I thought that a criminal record could delay one's application, while this user claimed that I had no idea what I was talking about. So, this made me curious.

2010 Update: I've written a clearer and everyday explanation of who can't get a Canadian Passport. I recommend reading this link first, then come back here to read it and the comments (there are several pages of comments!).

Of course, every case is going to be different, and I'm not even going to get into how this might affect one's ability to get _into_ another country. I'm going to only address applying for and getting a Canadian Passport.

Canadian Passport Laws/Regulations re: Criminal Records&Related Stuff

From the Canadian Passport Order, Section 9 (retrieved December 21st, 2007):

9. Passport Canada may refuse to issue a passport to an applicant who

(a) fails to provide the Passport Office with a duly completed application for a passport or with the information and material that is required or requested

(i) in the application for a passport, or

(ii) pursuant to section 8;

(b) stands charged in Canada with the commission of an indictable offence;

(c) stands charged outside Canada with the commission of any offence that would, if committed in Canada, constitute an indictable offence;

(d) is subject to a term of imprisonment in Canada or is forbidden to leave Canada or the territorial jurisdiction of a Canadian court by conditions imposed with respect to

(i) any temporary absence, work release, parole, statutory release or other similar regime of absence or release from a penitentiary or prison or any other place of confinement granted under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Prisons and Reformatories Act or any law made in Canada that contains similar release provisions,

(ii) any alternative measures, judicial interim release, release from custody, conditional sentence order or probation order granted under the Criminal Code or any law made in Canada that contains similar release provisions, or

(iii) any absence without escort from a penitentiary or prison granted under any law made in Canada;

(d.1) is subject to a term of imprisonment outside Canada or is forbidden to leave a foreign state or the territorial jurisdiction of a foreign court by conditions imposed with respect to any custodial release provisions that are comparable to those set out in subparagraphs (d)(i) to (iii);

(e) has been convicted of an offence under section 57 of the Criminal Code or has been convicted in a foreign state of an offence that would, if committed in Canada, constitute an offence under section 57 of the Criminal Code;

(f) is indebted to the Crown for expenses related to repatriation to Canada or for other consular financial assistance provided abroad at his request by the Government of Canada; or

(g) has been issued a passport that has not expired and has not been revoked.

So, that's (part of) the law on the subject.

Section 57 of the Criminal Code of Canada relates to crimes regarding the forgery of passports and misuse of passports.

Here are the laws/regulations on "Revocation" (ie: taking away one's passport that they already have).

I am not a lawyer, this isn't real legal advice and I haven't had any experience with this, so your mileage may vary.

Layover in US.

I can't seem to get an answer anywhere so hoping someone here can tell me finally and FOR SURE.
Facts - My planned flight to Belize has a US stopover. (I can't find a direct flight) I have a Pardon but I got it several years after being turned back at he border once for a planned day trip. Fingerprinted, the whole bit so they do have a copy of my old record. I am of course now considered inadmissible to the USA
Q - Will I be denied "ENTRY" at the US stopover? In General, how will this affect my trip?

production of schedule 2 substance

Live in Canada. Spouse charged but not convicted. If convicted and no jail time what would stipulations be to travel to Cuba on family vacation. Or to cross borders to enter USA? Tia

Hi, I forged my guarantor's

Hi, I forged my guarantor's signature when I applied for the passport. Now I have signed a statement saying I did it. What punishment will I get? Thank you!

sponsorship & charge for Illegal Entry in the USA

Hi, is there anyone with similar situation as mine out-here? Let me explain my situation a little bit. I have a permanent Residence from the U.S.A. I married and Canadian Citizen and My wife made an application to sponsor me back in 2012.July 10,2014, we had had our interview, Immigration Canada had requested my FBI record from the United States but I had not received by the interview date, they asked to send it to Immigration Canada when I received it. I just Received the FBI Report and its showing a charge of Illegal Entry from back in 1983, I was using a different name but I was using my picture on the my passport.during the war back in 1983 in El Salvador I a lot people travel using different documents, I am not trying to excuse my offense, I am just trying to explain my situation. I was charged but I did not do jail time, I was out and when I applied for Immigration papers in the U.S I used my real name. Anyways, now I don't know how Canada Immigration works with such felony, are they going to refuse me? do I get a pardon before sending them my FBI Report? is there someone with similar situation any advise that anyone can help? I will appreciate it any help.
Thank you!

charged but not convicted yet

i cought shop lifting under $15 few days ago. i havent went for finger printing even. but i have promise to appear from police next month. i m planning to go to US next week. Do you think i will get trouble crossing US border? please help

SUSPENDED LICENSE OVER UNPAID TRAFFIC TICKET

Hello,

My license just recently got suspended over the unpaid traffic ticket. :( (I missed my court date) I'm booked to travel in United States this weekend by plane. Will that affect my travel plans?

sorry this is all first time for me.. any feedback would be much appreciated!

Crossing the boarder

I have a pending case here in the states. I got caught shoplifting. The charge is the smalles you could have, as it is a level 3 retail fraud (under $200). I have had a trip planned to canada for a while now and it's this weekend, and I haven't fine to court yet. I believe I have oending charges, would I have a problem crossing?

You will deny entering!

U cannot enter because it will shown up & your case is they same on me.its very unfair that we are not convicted yet there's lot of things ruined our life for the small amount.We are only human that can do mistakes but why they are treating us like a criminal? We don't kill we are not murderer but they are treating the same even though it's only $15 they are going to deny when we entering u.s & canada & been so depressed because the company I applying refusing me to work because I have a criminal record which I am not convicted yet,however it will appear through the system!

re entering canada

Hello,
I am asking on behalf of a friend who is a canadian citizen. He has outstanding warrants for asaault and things like that and left canada and is planning to go back. His x called the police and made up some stuff and he left the country because he has a previous record and did not want to be detain over BS. He is planning to go back and deal with the situation. Will he be arrested at the airport?
Thank you

getting passport with a record

Hi my passport is about to expire soon. Two years ago I was charged with possession marijuana under 3kg for the purpose of trafficking being an indictable offence. I received three months house arrest and three months curfew. Am I still eligible for a passport renewal?

renewing passport with criminal record

Hi my passport is about to expire soon. Two years ago I was charged with possession marijuana under 3kg for the purpose of trafficking being an indictable offence. I received three months house arrest and three months curfew. Am I still eligible for a passport renewal?

Can I travel

Your question: "I'm being charged with public mischief for accusing sexual assault i was already arrested for it and the police let me go 20 mins later and Said this is the easiest way out and said I would not be going to jail for it and said I'd be either given 100 hours..." Can i travel

travelling

I broke up with my girlfriend. She proceeded to charge me with sexual assault. I was charged and fingerprinted although totally innocent. Of course she never appeared for the court date so there was never a conviction. I was then charged with marijuana possession and given an absolute discharge over a year ago. I will hopefully be travelling to Germany and then the US to go to school to receive my PhD. Will my past haunt me? What do I need to do to protect myself and to simplify my travel. Thank you.
Felel like a criminal, even though I'm not.

Can I go to USA with a aggravated assault charge

I been wanting to got to Las Vegas with my mother can I get through with a aggravated assault charge or any assault charge older then 10 yrs

can i travel to ghana if i have an indictable charge in canada

i have had a hard time finding the answers im looking for, does anyone know from experience if ghana is difficult to get into do they care about drug charges??

Thinking about a vacation but have a crininal past

Back in '94 I had a dangerous driving charge and conviction in '95. I plead guilty, as it was completely my fault, had the judge saying in court that it was a pleasure to read a presentence report like mine, and received a probation. I did something completely out of character, but I did it and paid the price.
Now to my question......
I know I need to have a pardon before I can apply for a passport, but do you need a passport to go to Cuba? Can I go to Cuba with my dangerous driving conviction.
I have never had a fine since then to this date.

Passport is in Portuguese

I have a passport but it is in portugese and I live in Canada, I'm planning to ghost the states can I cross the border from Canada even though my passport is in Portuguese?

Crossing Into USA With A Police Clearance

Hi, I was charged in 1997 with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. I now have a Passport and Pardon. I was refused entry to the USA before the Pardon, so I applied and received a US Entry Waiver for 2 years in a row and stopped because of financial issues. I was recently speaking with someone who has a similar situation and he told me that all he does, is keep an updated Police Clearance with him and he crosses the border and shows the Clearance and his Passport and it's accepted.

Is this true?

when a signature is forged on

when a signature is forged on the passport application and you have pleaded guilty, what exactly is meant by paying debt to society?

Public Mischief charge at 18 - wanting to travel.

I was charged at 18 years old with public mischief ( 2001 ). I was 18. Would this charge stop me from traveling to Mexico? I am assuming it would stop me from going to the states. It's a direct flight from Toronto. Thanks everyone.

I was born here in Canada and

I was born here in Canada and have lived/worked here my whole life.

I would like to get a Canadian Passport and travel with my young family, however am concerned about some things I have read lately.

I was charged and plead guilty to a theft charge (it was under $100) and did 1-3 months of probation only...details are fuzzy as it was about 16 years ago. I am now 37 and have not had a problem since, not even a speeding ticket.

First Question: Is this considered a Criminal Record?

Will I be denied a Canadian Passport?

Will I be able to travel with my Husband and young child to places like Florida?

Of course, it was a stupid mistake...like it always is...

Should I be worried?

No worries.

No you need not worry. Get your passport no problem. Go to Florida. Don't admit to anything, you are not the same girl it must be another person with the same name... It will never eve come up. Go do what ever and forget about that.

Hi I was arrested for theift

Hi I was arrested for theift under 5000 and the charges
Were stayed and apparently there is a restitution to pay?
Does that stay on my record? I just noticed
That there was a restitution to pay...

What happens if my conviction was stayed or withdrawn?
I have been traveling to USA frequently
By border crossing and by plane??
Can they stop me??

Really? I've just been sick

Really? I've just been sick about it for years...probably why I've put of applying for a passport and haven't travelled out of canada since my teens.

Will it hinder my even getting a passport? I am married now and so my name is different...does that help?

Thanks Murray.

NERDGRL9@GMAIL.COM

i got a warrant in bc for breech of probstion snd sm now in nb.

What is the possibility that i will get arrested and sent back to bc from new brunswick for breech of probation?
I also have a trial coming up in alberta for assault.

breach of probation.

If you get picked up your going back to face the punishment. My friend got picked up hitch hiking and they took him to face the music for something small.

Charged, NEVER convicted ... can I get permanent residency?

I lived in a 3rd world country for a few years and ran into some problems with corrupt officials. I had no problems leaving and relocating to Canada but found out that almost a year AFTER I left this 3rd world sh*thole that they supposedly charged me with money laundering for simply taking my own funds from my own bank account out of their crappy little country.

Anyways I am now living in Canada with my husband and am in the second step of the permanent residency process. Will I be approved or could they consider me inadmissable because some corrupt idiots from a 3rd world country "charged" me a year after I left their sand pit with money laundering?

PLEASE LET ME KNOW as this is causing me all sorts of stress.

Bye the way, on the permanent residency form I checked the box that I had never been convicted of a crime which was 100% true and I also checked one that said I was never charged which I thought was true but months later found out that by that time I supposedly had been charged, though to this day I've never seen any charges ....

im going to meixco in a week

might have a charge for fraud under 5000 $ will they pull me in ????

i have been charged for thief

i have been charged for thief today and i need to get a lawyer and im pleading not guility. i have tickets to mexico on april 2 to 13. i will get this remanded till end of april. can i still go without being stopped

Dui Charge Canada going to Romana

My friend has a DUI chartge in Canada and has plead gulity to it 3 years ago.
My question is does anyone know if we take a trip to Romania will he be denied entry into that country because of his DUI charge in Canada?

US resident applaying for Canadian Residency

Hi I am a US resident, I've have been arrested 3 times and only charged with 1 misdemeanor which is AFFRAY- Public fighting. I've been dating with a Canadian guy for about 4 years he comes and see I go and see him, I was wondering if I get married and move to Canada would I have a problem applying for Canadian residency. Wondering if is worth moving or staying here! Please Help!!
Thanks you

I got caught for DUI in

I got caught for DUI in america I paid the fines did everything they asked of me! So my biggest question is would I ever be able to travel south of the border again ?

conviction of a small amount of pot?? passport???

will i be able to get a passport to jamacia. I had a conviction of a small amount of pot almost 3 years ago??

Passport

Who do I see about Passport Papers

sons pass port

my ex girl friend took my son from me and i am currently trying to get him back, i am in court to get my name on the birth note but is there any way for me to find out if he has crossed into the united states?

criminal record

i stole somthing from zellers but the police officer did charged me. buti have to pay $500.to zellers. i am going to pay this fine.i just want to know because i am going for vaction next month is there be any problem.

i have an unpaid under age

i have an unpaid under age drinking ticket from about 6- 7 years ago that i clearly havent paid yet, am i still able to get a Passport / leave Canada??

Hello there, I am asked to

Hello there, I am asked to provide fingerprints before getting citizenship. The qs is that police will do verification check in Canada or in my back home country? Thanks!

Failure to appear for driving while suspended

I was charged with driving while under suspension and didn't show to the court date (financial reasons and we lost our house, didn't get the notice). I spent 14 days in jail for the suspension and for failure to appear in court. I'm currently paying off the fines and have no warrants out. I'm a Canadian citizen with a current passport and am looking to travel to the US with my family. Would I have any problems crossing the border?

HELP!!!

I just found out that a loan company is suing me for "financial fraud" because i am unable to pay the money back on time and they will not accept smaller payments . we have not been to court yet so i have not been officaly convicted, My long term boyfriend lives in michigan and comes back from a 4 month stay in europe in July, If i have not been convicted stull at that time will i still be able to cross the border to meet him at the airport as i live in canada..

I am really empress by read

*SPAM*

Theft/Fraud under 5K- Traveling to the U.S

I have a question regarding this as well. ANY HELP would be much appreciated. I have no idea who to ask. I was charged with theft/fraud under 5K when I was 18 (about 5 years ago). I was younger and stupid for doing it. There were 3 people involved including myself but fortunately MY charges were WITHDRAWN. I applied to get my fingerprints destroyed and it was approved so the RCMP sent my fingerprints and photographs as well I believe to the local police station where it was destroyed.

I have not been to the U.S since this happened or even after the fingerprints were destroyed however I am traveling to the U.S through the Niagara Falls Border in about a month with some friends and family for a wedding. I want to know if this will pop up at the border or will I be asked anything because I don't want this being asked in front of my family and friends.

Is this dependent upon which officer I encounter or is it guaranteed that I will NOT be asked because my charges were withdrawn and my fingerprints were destroyed.

theft under 5k

Hello,

Back in January I went through the diversion program for theft under 5k, I am a student who crosses the border at least 3 times per week so I could not avoid the border until my fingerprints were erased from the system. Last week (April) I was pulled into secondary inspection where they questioned me about my charge. I answered them honestly and explained as best as I understood it. Luckily, they let me through to school that day but requested upon my next crossing that I bring the certified court documents. I just did that, had my F-1 Visa stamped and I am ready to start a new term. However my Nexus card was temporarily taken away from me as the officer was sure I was convicted of a crime. I explained as calmly as I could I wasn't and but she was judging. The other officer photocopied my court documents and said they would take this up with their superior (who knows what that really means). I have written to my local police chief (2 wees ago) and I am awaiting a response with regards to the removal of my fingerprints and photograph. I understand they not only remove this from the RCMP system but also from the FBI system which also may mean the US Homeland security system? -That is my question -will this be removed from Homeland -is there a way to get it removed from Homeland or does it forever remain in Homeland? I will be consulting with a US immigration lawyer as well but thought I would ask you first :) Thank you.

As well -when they ask the question -Have you ever been arrested? -should I say yes to this? I attach the term "arrest" with handcuffs, riding in the back of a police car, jail, bail, and pleas of either guilty or not guilty. Instead of this, I was given a ticket to appear for fingerprinting and a court date then I walked out and drove home -there was no plea, no conviction, and no lawyer.

removal from home land security

From what I have heard. they will always be able to see it. My friend who was charged when she was 18 for shoplifting(she is now 45) was held up on her way to Hawaii. She just made her plane by minutes. She was never bothered by this before but they are checking everyone now. You will likely need a US enter Waiver.

lucky lady I was stopped back

lucky lady I was stopped back in February 2012 and was denied entry due to some "moral turptitude" issue with mine and now they want me to pay 598 US Dollars to apply for a waiver....must be the luck of the draw as they say since I had been travelling back and forth for the past 16 years or so with no issues and that was with driver's licence and then onto a Passport!!!! Yet people with criminal activity such as DUI's, and various other things can come and go as they please! Makes me really stop and wonder what they are up to!!!

well Ladies and Gents am

well Ladies and Gents am replying to my post to let all of you know that you are now under scrutiny at the US Border Crossings, be prepared to surrender your soul because they will get you one way or another. I have sent letters and done the readdress program and to no avail I must still "cough up" the cash for the waiver...so this is what we call being "Neighbourly to our friends North of the Border". Well my money is just as good on this side or the river, so think that is where it will stay, along with Holidays and other things that I used to enjoy doing in the "Land of the FREEEEEEEEEEEEE".

forgery

about 20 years ago i did something really stupid and i forged someone elses check and cashed it i went to court and got 6 months probabtion but still had to have my fingerprints done i am applying for a job that does a criminal record check and i need to be bonded will this still show up on a check and can i be bonded?

Fail to Apear under Provincial Offences Procedure Act.

I got a consuming alcohol in a public place charge 15years ago and did not appear on my court date. I was then charged with a fail to appear under the Provincial Offences procedure Act. I was picked up by the RCMP and given a promise to appear and dealt with my matter. Can I be refused travel to the US?

My friend has a warrant for a

My friend has a warrant for a traffc tick et. Can she go on a cruise?

gong to states

charged with theif under over 10 years agodid 6 months house arrest probation for a year and restatition all dne can i o to the states with a passport with no problems

Can i go to the USA

Hi

I am livinng in Autralia on a student visa however my student visa recently got cancelled as i was working 7 hours extra per week for three months. Then i applied for a Australian protection visa which is also denied. Now i want to travel to the USA to visit my family i have a valid American B1/B2 type visa (tourist visa).Will I be allowed to enter the US or will my Australian record pop up in Amercian immegration system preventing me to enter the USA

Traveling to US

I am planning to travel to US by car from Canada to Buffalo, and then fly for
Buffalo to Florida.
2 years ago I was arrested for shoplifting, the security officer at the store took my information and my picture. The police came and they sat me in the back of their car and told me how much of a waste of time I was. They did not give me a court date, they gave me a slip of paper- a fine to pay. I did not have to go to court or jail. Will it be a problem to pass the Canada / us border?

Travel to US

I am planning to travel to US by car from Canada to Buffalo, and then fly for
Buffalo to Florida.
2 years ago I was arrested for shoplifting, the security officer at the store took my information and my picture. The police came and they sat me in the back of their car and told me how much of a waste of time I was. They did not give me a court date, they gave me a slip of paper- a fine to pay. I did not have to go to court or jail. Will it be a problem to pass the Canada / us border?

Canadian with outstanding childsupport in US

Can a person that has a canadian passport travel to the US with outstanding US childsupport charges. Is it a civil charge, does this affect criminal record would there be a warrant for arrest at customs!

hey muthafuckas!!!

hey muthafuckas!!!

is it illegal to leave canada

is it illegal to leave canada for vacation before my courtdate for a driving offense?

Is this a criminal driving

Is this a criminal driving offence, or something like speeding? If the latter, that should be fine. If the former, I'm not sure myself.

Getting married in Canada soon (dui)

I need some help. So I just found out that I may have a problem at the airport when I land in Canada because of my 6year old dui in the states. I am an American citizen but both my mother and myself were born in Canada. I have my birth certificate as well as her’s. will that be proof enough that I am a Canadian and if so can they prevent me from entering even though I have that past dui? Any information on this would help SO MUCH. Thank you

sorry did not mean to post

sorry did not mean to post this so many times.

Criminal Record.

Please help, my boyfriend was last arrested about 8 years ago, once he went to court the judge dropped the case (Actually, he told the "victim" to stop lying and walked out)
This was his last charge, previous charges were assult, and B&E. But it was more than 10 years ago. Can he cross the border into the US without a pardon? He's never attempted to leave Canada before in his life, but he did get a police check done about 4 years ago, and it was very limited on what is on it (we noticed alot of things weren't even on there anymore, they said it was because it was from so long ago, or something)
Just curious to see if he'd have an issue getting into the states, or returning to Canada.

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP

Hi PLEASE read this!!!

I used to get into petty trouble as a youth, theft, 1 assault for spitting :S and breeches and warrents.... i am going to be 20 years old in april, i hadnt gotten into trouble as a youth after i was 16. When i turned 18, me and a friend when we were drunk, took some girls purses, got charged with robbery... i went straight to jail... It was eventually dropped to theft, then the charge was dropped completly.... during the time i was on prohbation for that charge and awaiting for my court date, i breeched. I have served my time for my breech and i have no new charges... the only charge on my adult record was the theft wich has been withdrawn... but there is still the breech... I really want to travel and go to the US and all over... can you tell me what route i should take and if i could gain access to the US?!

THAAAANKS!!!!!!!

K ( :

Drug charges in the US

I have outstanding drug charges in the US went to court for about 6 months and once I was told there were going to fry me I never went back approx. 7 yrs ago is there a statute of limitations on that. So I guess I have a flight charge the drug charge and what ever else that was added to it. Can I get a passport and go to china, Ireland, England, Mexico. I know that they asked for my passport at the time and I told them I didn't have one but I did but they were notifying the proper authorities. What are my odds thx

help plz

i am a canadian citizen, i was charged once when i was 19 (now 33) for assult, then breach and uttering death threats, im going to apply for a passport, which im sure ill get, but if i go over the border, will they refuse me? i will be honest if they ask, just curuous since i have only been in trouble once in my life, all my charges r to do with same offence??? just curious! thanks

Help me

Hello I'm Robert from Lahore Pakistan .I'm in very big problem i have sold my house for sending the fees to my Canadian consultant i applied as work permit but when my consultant send me the HRSDC Labour market OPINION i immediately submit it in embassy it was valid and my visa got refused i pay him about $7000 in his account in Canada for this purpose after wasting my 2years time he suddenly said that the employer not need employes now anymore and then he send me the release waiver but the amount he mentioned in the paper is $5000 and now he's saying me that you have to sign the paper first then i will give your full money back.. sir help me what i supposed to do

Nearly all immigration

Nearly all immigration consultants are frauds - they take your money and make big promises, but they can really do nothingt to help. The Canadian government regularly has ads now warning immigrants about crooked immigration consultants. Good luck to you and hope you got everything sorted out.

Flying to El Salvador

I have criminal charge (DUI) and i was curious if I was able to fly to El Salvador from Canada. I have a stop in Houston TX and I am nervous about the US customs....

The US doesn't consider a DUI

The US doesn't consider a DUI a serious crime, so you should be fine. It's a bigger problem for Americans with DUIs that want to come to Canada and we make a big deal about it. Who knows about El Salvador.

Finding out about outstanding warrents

Many years ago, my son was charged with theft
over 5000. He was put in jail o/n, it scared him, couldn't get
any info from lawyer. He got worried and he left Canada about
a year later, (I never heard mention of a court date)
This was when he ws 20. Now 9 years later, he would like
to clear things up but before heading back, would like
to find out if he was found guilty (never heard from the lawyer)
and if he has any outstanding warrent.
Who does he check with, do I check with someone, etc..
to US and then off to Europe

criminal record

He may submit his fingerprints with an accredited RCMP agency such as the one above

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i have the same problem it

i have the same problem it happend back in 1999,..now i'm returning to toronto.
May i ask what your consequences where??

Canadian Citizenship

Hi, I have been living in Canada for 11 yrs and also got married to a Canadian National in Oct 2011. Recently we both visited India and to my horror I was told that the validity of my passport was fake as it expired in 2006 and it was tamperd and rewritten as vaild from 2006 to 2016. This was done by the Indian consular office for some unknown reasons ,and I am innocent. We have appealed in court that having a high profile job and when I am entittled to get it renewed ,Why should I tamper my own passport. the case is still in progress. Meanwhile ,after the case is settled with payment of fine , will I be able to get a Canadian Visa , as I do not have clean record in Canada, working in a high profile job and moreover I am married to a Canadian national .I also have a Permanent Residence status.

Please advice.

How do you find out online if you have an issued warrant on you

Hi

How do you find out online if you have an issued warrant on you (FBI/states) whatever ?

Hey. Unless you're on the top

Hey.

Unless you're on the top 10 Most Wanted List, you won't be able to find out online.

wanted to apply for my

wanted to apply for my passport to go to the U S,but have a few charges against me so was wondering if i would be wasting my time also if i am refused a passport do i get my money back? beeen charged and convicted of a dui , resisting arrest,had a few peace bonds,and been charged with but found not guilty of unlawfully in a dwelling house...think thats all.thanks

Waiver?

I have a Canadian pardon for theft under $5000 and applid for and received my passport a year or more after the pardon was granted. I used to travel to the US before my conviction (conditional sentence) and haven't been back since, so have never been denied entry. Wondering if I should get an entry waiver just to be safe, or hope that nothing shows up on my passport at the border. Just want to drive across to do some shopping. Thoughts?

Officially, the US doesn't

Officially, the US doesn't recognize Canadian pardons, once a convict, always a convict, then requiring a waiver of sorts.
If your pardon has gone through, and you haven't visited the US since before being charged, the US should be unable to see that you ever had a record if they pull your records from Canada. They only pull records when you try to cross, not in the intervening months/years. If the US border asked you if you've ever been arrested/fingerprinted/charged/convicted/etc, and you said "no", they would have no proof that you were lying if you received a pardon. If you ever answer "yes", and they document what you say, they'll permanently store what you said in their records, and you could be denied entry and require an entry waiver forever (unless you fall under the petty-offence exemption). You have to apply for a waiver, they're not permanent, and not everyone qualifies for one.
Get a copy of your records from your police station just to make sure there are no records on the Canadian side.

Read the other comments here and info on the web. Getting a consultation with an immigration lawyer would be the best idea and not be that expensive.

passport

After a year of being on bail condition for assault charges against my wife, my criminal charges were just dropped in Jan after completing the PARS program and I now have entered a PEACE BOND for a year. Would I be able to get a Canadian Passport now??

Form for transferring warrants

By any chance do you happen to know where I can get a form to transfer my arrest warrants in Canada?

Contact the Crown Attorney's

Contact the Crown Attorney's Office closest to you - they should be able to provide the form. I just went through this with my son-in-law.

can i enter the usa. with a conditional discharge?

I was charged with fraud. I complete all my conditions. And was given a conditional discharge. Can i enter th US.

conditional discharge

I was charged with assault and given a conditional discharge. I have never been denied entrance into the U.S. (and I go there ALOT). Just NEVER lie about it, if they ask. But I don't think that it even comes up on their database when they scan my passport (because I have asked...and they couldn't find it)

Traveling to the USA will they get Denied?

OK I have a family member that will be flying with me into the USA next week, and he got a Pardon which was granted 12 years ago (in 2000). Also the Crimes were done back in 1984/1985

And they also have NEVER attempted to pass into the USA until now.

What are the chances that they wont even be in the system as the pardon was granted so many years ago.

The Crimes were ( 2 Thefts over $200, 2 Willfully causing a Fire, 2 Forgery, and 1 of misleading a peace officer)

From what we have read online that if the Pardon was obtained and the person has never attempted to enter the USA before the pardon was obtained that the USA wont have their information in the file because Canada would have already sealed the information 12 years ago.

Also from what I have read on pardons canada website.

"If you have never been stopped at the U.S. border it means that they do not know about your criminal record. After your record is pardoned or destroyed, your FPS# no longer appears on searches that INS conducts at the border. Therefore, they will not have access to your past record."

canadian criminal record

hi

i have a criminal record and i am in a pardon process which will be granted hopefully in 2013, i was at the us border last april to validate my mother's immigration documents and i was told to give my passport which i didn't have with me, i gave my driving license and was asked if i had any record and my answer was no of course :) and sent to the office to process the documents, at the office one of the agents gave me a small piece of paper and the refused entry was marked on it and she told me that i have to bring my passport next time, so all i want to know is did they know about my record or not, can you pls explain

canadian criminal record

hi

i have a criminal record and i am in a pardon process which will be granted hopefully in 2013, i was at the us border last april to validate my mother's immigration documents and i was told to give my passport which i didn't have with me, i gave my driving license and was asked if i had any record and my answer was no of course :) and sent to the office to process the documents, at the office one of the agents gave me a small piece of paper and the refused entry was marked on it and she told me that i have to bring my passport next time, so all i want to know is did they know about my record or not, can you pls explain

US warrant for bad check ( casino marker)

im a canadian citizen and the warrant i believe is Nationwide (us) can i still go to dominican, and on reentry to canada will i be fine?

I need answers

I am in the process of sponsoring my jamaica fiance to come to canada, and he has a criminal record in the united states.. will this information show up on his jamaica criminal background check, and will canada search for criminal records in united states even though his home country is jamaica?

I Have a Robbery Charge

I Have a Robbery Charge I Am Currently Working on Through Court , And I'm Leaving Canada in May Going To Guatamala For a 2 Week Trip , And Thye Flight Happens To Stop in The United States , And Was Wondering if it Would Be a Problem ?

I don't think that's a good

I don't think that's a good idea! I have a robbery charge as well, I have already served my time and done probabtion but still have the record and I am not allowed to land in the US

canadian citizen with uk criminal record denied access to us

hi i have a criiminal record from 1969 in the uk that no records are available for, i have been a canadian citizen since 1978 and living here since 1973 they require info on charges which i can only give them my account of,since no records are to be found,what can i do in this case?the reason they knew was that i applied for a visitor visa in 1971 and gave them the info re my convictions,they granted me the visitor visa at that time,so when they asked at the border in 1990 i couldnt deny it so they denied entry,since then i applied for a waiver, and recieved one, so figured that was that,tried to enter again but waiver expired,so they denied entry,i am at a loss as to what to do next,i am looking into obtaining a pardon from the uk (for something that doesnt exist)any help would be appreciated,thanks.

Once you are inthe United

Once you are inthe United States Homeland Security's system, you then are in the FBI's system and any pardon is not recognized by the US government. Best advise is to continue applying for the US entry waiver.

hi i was charged with

hi i was charged with possession of oxycodone (3pills) about a year ago pills which were not mine... the charge has not been resolved in court yet and is still pending... i am wondering is there a way for me to go talk to the judge to allow him to maybe remove this off my record temporarily so i can gain access to the US for a couple of days because i was given boston celtics tickets for my birthday last week and i really will be upset if i cant get in.... i would be goign with family and would not cause trouble... is there any possible way around this??

Entry into Mexico

Hi, i am a Canadian citizen with a criminal record and I was wondering if I flew directly to Mexico from Canada if I could get in and enjoy a vaction.. Any help on this would be awesome

mexico

Don t land in US u will be fine. Still need passport

Get on that plane!! Direct flight only

My boyfriend, who is a Canadian citizen and has a criminal record including theft, assault and failure to appear, was able to obtain a Canadian passport last year and on a whim, we hopped a plane to Mexico for Christmas. We did not encounter any issues whatsoever upon entering or exiting both Mexico and Canada. However, be sure you do get a direct flight, as I understand stopping in the USA with a criminal record will cause you all sorts of grief, though I have no idea just how much or of what kind. We are actually currently looking into this, as we would like to travel to the USA one day soon, if they will have us. Enjoy your vacation in Mexico! Our vacation was amazing!

so mexian customs dont check

so mexian customs dont check your records?

I have bn looking at this for

I have bn looking at this for a friend and it recommends that u contact in ottawa the mexican consulat prior to going ... B sure ur flight is direct and no chance of touch diwn on states or ur screwed without a waiver. A pardon is not recognized by the states u need a waiver...

Plead Guilty in the UK

My fiancée was accused of stealing a 20quid phone from his (no longer) friend's market stall. He was recently taken to court (Jan 10th, 2012), where his solicitor did not show up and the barrister told him to plead guilty because if he plead innocent and was found guilty he could be sent to prison. So, even though he didn't do it he plead guilty and was given 100hrs + 6months of of community service. This is really crappy timing, as we were in the process of applying for him to come live with me in Canada and gain a work visa. Is it possible to have his charge pardoned in the UK for him to come to Canada, as it was a minor and first time offence? How do you/what is the best way to gain a pardon or remove a criminal record obtained in the UK? Should we speak to the Police Dept regarding his criminal record (as I believe in order to apply for a work visa he has to obtain a police certificate)? Thanks, any advice would be much appreciated.

My husband cheated me and

My husband cheated me and come to canada. I was the principal applicant and after we came to canada, he started negleting me and now he is gone somewhere else; I was depressed and went back to my home country; there is no contact since the last one year, her is not picking the call, he left a message for a Divorse thru one email. My brother says he wont come untill he apply dor his canaidan citizenship. Do you think if a file a case here in india will affect his citizenship (which i really dont want )

Canadian wanting to travel to the U.S.

About 10 years ago I was charged with Possession of substance A narcotic and convicted.. probation and community service. Prior to this, I visited the U.S. often but I was turned away at the border about 8 years ago and have not tried since. Will I have any issues if I try now? If I will, what can I do to change that?
Thanks in advance!

You would be on the FBI List

You would be on the FBI List of people never to gain entry again.... you should have stopped before even now when you get a pardon they will still NOT let you in as you on
a no entry list probably called something dumb. Once charged you must obtain one of the following before attempting entry a US waiver or Full pardon of your crime. Now if you were given a conditional discharge once probation is complete your record is gone like magic. but assuming you were stopped at the border tell me it was a suspended sentence.

Small amount of weed crossing into the US

My friend was travelling into the states from canada and when they searched his car found .04grams of weed. He got charged and fingerprinted and all that, posted bail and headed back to Canada. A week later the bail money was sent back and the charges were dropped. He is going with his family to Cuba or Dominican now, he had to get a new passport because he lost- (but the old one did have a stamp the US border put in saying 'paroled'- not sure if relevant because he is getting a new one) So he was wondering if travelling to any other country now- besides the States, will he have any trouble getting in or if they have any knowledge about this. Thanks

passport

I'm wondering my boyfriends wants to get a Canadian passport but thinks he has a warrant in the states for a dui can he still get a passport in Canada with one!

he may be able to get a

he may be able to get a passport, but he may be detained if he enters the USA. they have a record of him there and might be redflagged at any ports of entry to the US from any part of the world.

going over the us border from canada

Just wondering if they would stop me from crossing the Us Border from Canada when I have a fail to appear charge and obstruct justice charge back in 1986.

Yes. computers will never

Yes. computers will never forget. 9/11 made americans less forgiving if non-forgiving at all.

Help! Can you get into the states with Alberta warrants?

Hi My husband and I would like to go to the states but he has some Alberta warrants for driving with no insurance and not being able to pay the fine. We are wondering if they will just arrest him at the border or if its not checked? Please help

Thanks

listen. get him to PAY the

listen. get him to PAY the fine. money is nothing compared to the hassles he will face being detained at the US border. the US will detain you for any form of misdemeanor or felony u.s. equivalent crime done in canada.

CAn I get back in to Canada

Hello and thanks for finding the time to read this, I have been living in Canada for 22 years now, however I have a federal criminal record I have finish all my probation and such, I cannot apply for a pardon because I gotta wait for 7 years before I do that, so my question is, If I travel to my country of origin and then returned, can I come back into Canada ? or they will tell me I'm not able to enter due to my criminal record

you may not want to come back

you may not want to come back if you have a record in the country if they say no just stay in your country wherever that is a live of peace and harmony :) its a win win :P

are you a canadian citizen or

are you a canadian citizen or a permanent resident of canada? i am assuming your criminal record was in canada (you mentioned "pardon" that's why i assumed). If you are a canadian citizen, you have the "RIGHT" to re-enter the country. this is YOUR country of citizenship whether you were an ex-convict or not.

the question is, since you do have a federal criminal record in canada, will your country of origin "allow" you to enter in that country? remember even if it was your country of origin, once you present a "canadian" passport, you are a FOREIGNER to that country of origin of yours. you may want to present the passport of your country of origin when you enter it.

your dui conviction

you can still enter the USA with a DUI conviction (assuming you are a Canadian citizen) Homeland Security only refuses flat out those with drug convictions.

I live in Canada and currenly

I live in Canada and currenly in the process of dealing with a drinking and driving charge.
I have a lwayer and the process may take over a year, I do not have any prior convictions.
Am I able to travel to the states for a week vacation?

I live in Canada and currenly

I live in Canada and currenly in the process of dealing with a drinking and driving charge.
I have a lwayer and the process may take over a year, I do not have any prior convictions.
Am I able to travel to the states for a week vacation?

i owe money

if i owe money to the canadian government can I still cross the border into the states?

owing money is not a crime.

owing money is not a crime. but fraud or tax evasion is. crime = crossing denial

CPIC

Can anyone tell me if when driving across the border (into the US from Canada) and your passport is scanned, does it automatically perform a CPIC or does the agent at customs actually have to perform another process to do this? I think its up to the agent who they run the CPIC on but I want to make sure so I'm not assuming anything.
Thank you for any help anyone can offer.

Because Canada is such door

Because Canada is such door knobs CPIC is accessed by any police officer in the states and also at the border if you have record don't go unless you have one of the following

A US Waiver
A Full pardon of your crime.

What other countries besides

What other countries besides America do NOT recognize a Canadian pardon?

can i go to canada

hi
i was living in UK from 2003. I got charged with fraud and was released on bail.i fled uk and came to india.i was just wondering if i can go to Canada. can UK police arrest me from canada or send my warrants there. can i have any problem at canada airport. please help

Sir Canada has nothing to do

Sir Canada has nothing to do with the UK.... the police do not have access to UK Record only a database called CPIC commonly used at traffic stops and checking for stolen vehicles at traffic lights also holding all of the records for Canada.

hello if u dont mind

hello
if u dont mind could u let me knw if u got soluation for dis on hema3077@gmail.com ..........if i got i will let u knw .

Probabtion

Im on probabtion for for a simple possession charge, in ends the begining of feb. Will I be able to fly to mexico for holidays without any problems anytime after that?? but book the holiday now??

Possession of drugs OR

Possession of drugs OR Possession of property obtained by crime?

One is considered as a crime of moral torpitude (for which one is inadmissible and should apply for a visa waiver) while the other is an exception under the "petty crimes" clause of the INA and they should allow you through at the border even if they know about it. At least that's what it seems from what I read here.

Here's official word from US Customs and Border Protection

" In general, you might be denied entry if you have a communicable disease, if you have a criminal record for crimes of moral turpitude (age 18 or older), for possession of or trafficking in a controlled substance, if you have any involvement with terrorism or terrorist organizations......."

"The list of crimes of moral turpitude that are reasons for exclusion from the U.S. is also quite detailed. The most common types of crimes involving moral turpitude that would make you inadmissible are murder, manslaughter, rape, theft, bribery, forgery, aggravated battery, prostitution, and fraud. At this time, driving under the influence, breaking and entering, disorderly conduct and simple assault are not considered crimes that make a person inadmissible to the U.S., although if there are multiple convictions and or other misdemeanors, you could be denied entry."

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/760/~/entry-into-the-u.s.---canadian-with-criminal-record-or-overstay,-waiver

Question?

I have been stopped at the border before and brought inside and checked. They asked me questions about my pass arrest, I told them the truth, that I was arrested but never convicted. I dated someone and my name came up as an associated with this person. The charges were dropped. They allowed me to enter after a short question period.
Does this mean that I will have problems entering next time?
Will i be flagged next time?
And am I illegally to entering, even if I have not been denied entry last time?

criminal record gettin married want to travel to the usa

questions out of curiosity i have a record from 10 years ago and was charged and convicted of importing exporting revived one year prison term have been out living a clean life for almost 2 yrs getting married to an american and we would like to travel to USA for our honeymoon is this possible the last time i was in the states was 14 yrs ago haven't tried to cross since and i haven't applied for passport i don't have a travel ban

No any one with a drug charge

No any one with a drug charge that hasn't been pardoned, can not enter the states. Unless you request A us entry waver from the states. I don't believe you would qualify based on the short time since you have been incarcerated

passport

can my son get a passport if he was charged for drinking and driving and this happened about 7 years ago

I know many people who have

I know many people who have been charged with a dui and still have gotten their passports and travelled to the us without getting a pardon or us entry waiver. I was doing some reading and found - Some offences such as DWI (drinking and driving) are considered by US law to be admissible offences. However, US border guards are given absolute discretion to refuse entry to anyone for any criminal record, irrespective of details. If you are traveling to the United States you are taking a risk.

he needs a US Waiver or full

he needs a US Waiver or full pardon

caught with small amount of pot in Canada

Hello Im 21 years old and recently passed out at a bar and they found 2 grams on me i asked the cop if it will effect travel to the states but he did not give me clear answer he said i would not get a criminal record but it may show up on there system i have not went to court yet and this is my first offense i travel to the states alot and would like to know if i can get across still or wait a certain time period or what someone help please

small possession charge???

hey man i was wondering how bad ur conviction was and if u can travel to the states and internationally?My court date is this week and is my 1st offense. ne suggestions???
I live in ontario.

wait

wait until you are completely clear. get a level 4 criminal background check from the police force of your residence.

caught with small amount of pot in Canada

Hello Im 21 years old and recently passed out at a bar and they found 2 grams on me i asked the cop if it will effect travel to the states but he did not give me clear answer he said i would not get a criminal record but it may show up on there system i have not went to court yet and this is my first offense i travel to the states alot and would like to know if i can get across still or wait a certain time period or what someone help please!!!

Posession of 0.01 grams of hash and centenced to 4 yrs jail!

Hi, I want to know if I have been sentenced to 4 years in jail and went out on a pardon 9 months after in an Arab country. Will I be granted a visa to the USA if I apply now nearly 3 years later? I want to go to the USA because marijuana is decriminalized there and I do not want to go to jail again.
I realized that the best thing to do is to travel to a country where it is not so illegal. I need help to travel to the USA and I need to know if I will be rejected or not.

hey man, i have the same case

hey man, i have the same case as yours! im tryin to apply to canada now. im not sure if i will be granted a visa , i wanna go to canada for further studies. i was sentenced the exact same as u!

Hi, just have to tell u that

Hi, just have to tell u that your screwed.. marijuana is definitly not decriminalized in the u.s. The police love to arrest people even for a joint.. so with that i have to say do not use drugs in the u.s

i wouldn't go to the USA, if

i wouldn't go to the USA, if your looking for somewhere to live and stay...and not get bothered with marijuana, oil hash, or anything to do with THC...come on over to Canada
you can get pulled over with 13 grams(or less) and the police will sometimes let you keep it(if it is not bagged out for resale)
In the USA you can get pulled over in your car have a ski mask on the dashboard, a shotgun on the passenger seat and a gram of weed in the ashtray ...and you would be going to jail over that gram of weed before the mask and gun
and besides Canada has awesome rights when it come to immigrating over here.... we pay you when you get here
im sure you have done all the research on pardons, passports, and country SPECS
check out this site it should have everything you need to know about immigrating to Canada
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/subjects/immigrate/index.shtml

Can I be denied my Canadian

Can I be denied my Canadian passport renewal for pending charges in Canada, if I live in Mexico. I am a Canadian citizen and have a warrant for my arrest but i have not been charged and my warrant is for fraud. I have lived in Mexico for almost five years and the charges are from a case that is 11 years ago.

If there is a warrent, you

If there is a warrent, you have been charged with a crime you just haven't appeared to face those charges. My husband is currently facing a similar situation. While out of the country his ex girlfriend was served with court papers for him to appear in court. He never received the notice personally and failed to appear which resulted in a warrent. It is my understanding that the RCMP officer in charge of the case told the judge that he was out of the country so the judge revoked his passport for being charged with an indictable offence and not appearing to answer those charges. There is a very real possibility that the second you attempt to enter Canada you will be arrested. Do yourself a favor and have a background check run on yourself and check your passport status before you just travel back to Canada. If nothing shows up then take your chances if it does then you should probably make the decidion to either stay where you are or go home and face the charges.

Travel to Mexico

Can my husband travel to mexico by air if he has a possesion charge for which he has been pardoned?

Will a misdemeanor in the US prevent getting a Canadian visa

My friend lives in Jamaica and in 2005 while visiting New York was arrested for possession of a small amount of marijuana. From what he has told me he has a misdemeanor charge. He is looking to apply for a Canadian visa and wants to know if this incident in the US will affect him getting a visa for Canada. There is a specific question on the application that asks about being arrested or charged for a crime in another country. What would be the best way to check his criminal record in the states? Thanks in advance.

Your Canadian Visa

The United States and Canada (since 9/11) are now sharing criminal databases which include charges and arrests. They will discover the charge and my use that fact as a reason for a denial of visa.

Can I get a passport if I have a criminal record ?

I have a criminal record for drug trafficking. Can I still get a passport ? And if they deny it , do they tell you right away when you apply in person at the Canada passport place ?

Thanks

You should still be able to

You should still be able to get a passport as long as you have fulfilled your court obligations. Getting into another country may be another story, so do your research _before_ planning any trips outside of Canada.

Friend from the States

I have a cousin who is living in the states for years. Everytime he comes up to Canada for a visit and leaves he is always pulled aside with the USA immigration. Always. He has a hit on his record from 7 years ago, something to do with not renewing his visa. He is almost a US citizen at this point. It's just odd to constantly being red flagged. Is this normal ? I'm afraid to travel with him because he's always pulled aside when re-entering the US and always let go. Is there a way to check his record out online and will it ever go away?

your comment...

you said he is "almost a US citizen at this point". i don't understand that. you are either a full US citizen or you're not (tourist or green card holder"

a red flag is always there unless you take steps to have it removed - not sure how - or even if they will remove that from his records.

the best thing to do is apply for US citizenship to ensure US entry.

There is probably a notation

There is probably a notation on his file regarding the Visa issue. If he is released each time it sounds as though it has been resolved by his citizenship application. It should straighten itself out when he obtains his citizenship.I wouldn't be worried about his this extra scrutiny unless you have something to hide. Otherwise its just a minor delay and won't affect your travel status in anyway in the future.

Ok. It's just weird that

Ok. It's just weird that every time (and I mean it every time) he re-enters, the US custom agents always pulls him aside, they take him to another room, some manager comes in to to check up, he's held up and questioned for 15 min but is always let go at the end. I just find it weird that this notation is causing all this to occur. I'm sometimes curious to know if I can actually find out what is written on his record, because maybe it's more (criminal). He told me he's going to be qualified to apply for his citizenship soon. But this whole notation is just because of not renewing his visa a very long time ago. I'm skeptical but maybe I should be. Thanks for the prompt reply.

Help

Help I'm a UK citizen looking to travel to and then move to America. But when I was a teenager, I was wrongly convicted of sexual assault. I'm not classed as a sex offender and on no type of record at all, but Will this stop me from being able to visit and move to the US? What should I do? Please help.

you said you will "move" to

you said you will "move" to America (i am assuming as a permanent resident). then of course the US will discover your court records. i am not sure why you "won't have any type" of record if you're "convicted". all convictions are recorded as criminal. you may be denied on that ground.

Some info please

I was recently charged, but not convicted of a summary offence. My wife and I frequently go to Las Vegas (2 or 3 times a year), I have never been arrested and have no criminal record, can I still travel to the U.S. even through I have been charged?

are you cleared? if you are

are you cleared? if you are not cleared, you will be turned back.

currently charged

if you are under a "charge" right now, you will be turned back. although they might NOT have to fingerprint or mug shoot you. you have to wait until you are cleared in court, get the clearance document, bring it with you just in case, when you cross. if you are NOT cleared, you will be denied, fingerprinted and your photo will be taken and will be permanently on the FBI database.

Well everything it's up to

Well everything it's up to the inmigration officer at the border. Sometimes they do ask what? why? etc. Then if you are charge and not convicted, chances are to get into the States, but, the best thing for you, get a pardon, and do the rest at the USA consulate. My best advice.

NOOOOO. pardons are only for

NOOOOO. pardons are only for the convicted! he said he was charged but not convicted. wait until you are cleared in court. if not, then you will need a pardon. do NOT enter the USA if you are convicted!

Which countries can I travel to if not charged but arrested

I was arrested and fingerprinted but not charged yet...where can I travel to other than the USA??? I want to go away, Cuba or somewhere...I am Canadian...I guess the USA is out of the question????

can't go to US. other

can't go to US. other countries, don't know. check with them

Did you find out? My Husband

Did you find out? My Husband is also charged but not convicted yet. Do you know for sure you can't get into UA

Possession Charge

Hi there,
I was charged with possession and am hoping to have the charge dropped via Diversion. I was wondering if I would still be admissible to the United States if that were the case?

Possession Charge --> US Admissability.

Probably a bad idea while the charges are still in process. I believe the charge gets dropped after a period of good behaviour, or after you complete your community service/fine. It's possible that the US may not recognize this, but do a criminal record check on yourself once everything is sorted out, and if it comes back clean, you could answer "no" if asked if you've been charged/convicted, and possibly even if you've been arrested. If you try to visit the US while there's a "hit" on your record check, they'll store a copy of this in their database, and you'll -forever- be stuck having to get waivers/visas, which could be very difficult depending on what you were possessing.

Notice of Conviction Outstanding Parking Tickets for Calgary

I'm flying to New York in a few weeks and I have parking tickets that I've received notice of conviction for. What will happen if I don't pay these before I leave? I'm planning on clearing them up on pay day but I think that now, when you try to re-enter Canada, you can be arrested? I think this happened to my friend's son when they flew home from a family vacation in Hawaii. His Dad had to pay the fines on the spot. Does this apply to parking tickets now - probably, if I've received notice of conviction. GEESH :S

traffic ticket convictions

traffic ticket convictions are not considered criminal enough by homeland security. you will have your license renewal on hold eventually unless you pay.

Unpaid Parking Tickets and Travelling

I'm assuming that these are Canadian parking tickets, and you're a Canadian citizen. I don't think CBSA will care about your parking tickets. I don't think they'd care about it unless you've had a pattern of unpaid tickets over years and years, which I doubt is the case if you're able to pay them off at pay day. A Notice of Conviction for Parking tickets isn't as serious as some others :)

Have a fun trip and save enough money to pay off your tickets!

Drivers license suspension & travel

I went to court for driving with a suspended drivers license and they gave me fines and 2 years probation .. meaning being caught with any like charges again will result in jail time. This was one year ago. I have a valid passport. Am I still able to travel to Dominican Republic or Mexico for a vacation this year?? Thank you.

there are third world

there are third world countries who will accept anything and anyone because tourism is money. the United States DOESN'T. so you could be ok.

Drivers license suspension & travel

Hi There, i would like to know the answer to this same question as my son (21) is going through the same situation and Im wondering if he will be able to travel with his family or friends while still on probation ? Thanks so much !

smoking ticket girlfriend

my girlfriend received a ticket for smoking on school property in canada, is she able to get a passport still?

Yes. This is not a criminal

Yes. This is not a criminal code offence. As long as she fills out the form properly and has no criminal code convictions, she should have no issue.

For smoking cigarettes? If

For smoking cigarettes? If yes, not a problem, but pay the ticket to avoid it becoming a bigger problem. If for an illegal drug, it could be a problem for travelling (even if she still does get a passport).

EDIT

additional info: she has not paid the fine yet

can i leave?

i was wondering if i am able to get a passport and leave the country for vacation,concert? if i have a sexual assault charge on my record? might i add that the whole charge thing is bullshit, the so called victim lied, so did the eye witnesses but I'm just glad the whole court thing is over....oh and i have been able and possibly still able to cross the u.s boarder without a passport using my Indian Status Card.....haven't tried crossing the boarder yet though, but i doubt i can with this record

if you were an ordinary

if you were an ordinary citizen, you could be turned back. you said charge only, i assumed you do not have a conviction. but since you said that you have indian status, you are by law a legal resident of the US. tough call - but i believe they should be able to let you in.

Charges 10 Years ago

Hello,

I am going to be applying for my passport soon and I am wondering if I will need a pardon. I plead guilty to 2 charges at the age of 19, Taking a Vehicle without Consent and Reckless Driving as I had demolished it. It has been about 10 years now and I would like to send out my application for my passport, will this cause me to be denied?

PASSPORT IS THE LAST WORRY

Most of you worry about the Passport being issued to you or NOT. Let's get our priorities straight.

When you apply for a Passport in Canada, it is $225 for an electronic "e-Passport".

Why would the government refuse $225? Why would they care where you go if you are an ex-convict? Or you paid your debts to society?

NOW!

Say you got your PASSPORT. Nice. Now what? You think you can enter the US with some sort of a criminal record? Or England? It is not the PASSPORT that matters. It is YOUR DESTINATION. There are TONS of people with passports but are RENDERED useless because their country of destination refuses their entry. You know why? Because the government which has issued you a PASSPORT that you paid $225 for contains all your PERSONAL records attached to it electronically INCLUDING your criminal records. They are just DOING their jobs. I believe you have the right to a passport, what you dont have the RIGHT of is entering any country - THAT is a priviledge that can be DENIED.

Get your priorities straight. Getting a passport is 1/4 of the battle. The other 3/4 is being able to ENTER the country of destination.

If i have a fraud

If i have a marriage fraud charge in the U.S and i try to apply for political asylum in Canada will they check my background and can they deny me for my fraud charge in the U.S?

it might be hard to convince

it might be hard to convince canadian authorities of immigration to apply for political asylum when you yourself have a "fraud" charge. the vicimization status that you need to present as a person for such an asylum is tarnished slightly if not greatly by the fraud and may be used against you as a reason to deny your claim.

PLEASE HELP!

Question, in 2009 i was charged with theft under $5k and my passport and birth certificate was taken away and i wasn't allowed to leave the country at that time. I was also finger printed. However this year in March i received a call from CPS evidence locker asking me to come in and collect my passport and birth certificate. I was never convicted of it, however i wanted to know if i would have problems crossing the border. PLEASE HELP!

IMPORTANT

A non-conviction disposition does not mean that your records will be erased automatically. What you need to do before you cross the border is to make sure that all your files are purged.

1. Request the arresting local police to ask the RCMP to return the fingerprintsand mug shots to them for destruction.
2. Request the local police for a clearance letter and keep that as a back up record (or bring it with you when you cross for the first time just in case)

well that musta sucked ..sad

well that musta sucked ..sad face :(

Question, in 2009 i was

Question, in 2009 i was charged with theft under $5k and my passport and birth certificate was taken away and i wasn't allowed to leave the country at that time. I was also finger printed. However this year in March i received a call from CPS evidence locker asking me to come in and collect my passport and birth certificate. I was never convicted of it, however i wanted to know if i would have problems crossing the border. PLEASE HELP!

Pending Charges

My fiance and I are getting married in 3 weeks in the US. It has been planned for the last year. He recently was in an altercation and was charged with asssault causing bodily harm. He was also fingerprinted. The Crown has decided to charge him by way of summary conviction because it is his first offense. The case is still pending and has been pushed back a couple months. We could not cancel our Wedding or we lose all the money we paid for it. Question is, will he have trouble when we get to the airport and go through customs? Is there a chance they wont check, or wont see this charge? If we have a document stating it is a summary charge, is it possible he will get through?

Hi i am trying to find out if

Hi i am trying to find out if i can go to florida for a family vacation, i have an aggrivated assult charge and need to know asap..CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIND OUT??? would be gratly appreciated

hawaii -canadian arrest will on holidays

my boyfriend stole shirt under $200.00 dollars..while drunk...in hawaii....15 years ago...will he have problems getting a passport with no record in canada...And can he travel into hawaii....he did not go to court in hawaii...he just left....hawaii..

going to cuba

i cannot get in the states because of a possesion thing i had back when i was a teen can i get into cuba or is it the same law

yes you can. cuba accepts

yes you can. cuba accepts all canadians including those with convictions. they live in glass houses, they should not throw stones. seriously, you can enter cuba

Off to Cuba

Hi there, i just had a question if someone was convicted of carrying a weapon when they were under 18 and resisting arrest when they were 24. Are they able to get a passport and vacation in cuba??
Thank you very much for your help!

arest warrant in usa

in 1998 i was accused with child indesency in dallas TX USA they sent me jail for 3 days after they released me saying they did not found any thing against me but few months later i rec a court date i never went to court instead i travel back to my contry now the warreant is issued please tell me what should i do to come back to usa my wife and children they are us citezen pls advise

you are a piece of shit

you are a piece of shit

don't judge.

don't judge.

Give advice - dont judge.

Don't judge a man who has not been found guilty pls. (You just might find yourself in a wrongful accusation situation someday.) Otherwise, you too are also a peice of shit for prejudging.

Hi my question is: I have had

Hi my question is: I have had criminal rocords from year 2005 till 2010 they were all summery charges theft under 5000. I just finish my probation sucessfully 1 month ago and i am waiting to do the pardon through Pardons Canada after 3 years from now.. I want to know if i am eligable to apply for my Citizen Ship now ,i also am a perminant resident here ..Thank you

Mistaken identity/Warrant for arrest

Hello, I am a Canadian and recently went to the US in April. I went down to Las Vegas/ California for 10 days with 3 of my friends and enjoyed my holiday. (Entered the US with no problems). When entering back into Canada I was taken into the Canada Border Agency and told there was an outstanding warrant for my arrest for 3 charges in 1999. Take auto without owners consent, Possesion of stolen property over $5000 and drive impaired. Now I have no crimminal record whatsoever, have a clear drivers abstract. I have never been arrested but was told I was being placed under arrest for these charges. I was issued a paper from the police for a promise to appear in court in June. Which I went to. I had to go to the police station and get my photo taken and get fingerprinted. Did so then went to court and talked to the crown attorney which told me I was not on the docket (not sure if that is spelled correctly) for that day. So, I was told to go back to the police station where I assume the did a crimminal background check on me, then told me to go back to the court and they'd see if they could get me in for that day. During the court break the officer talked to the crown attorney and he told me to go home and they'd investigate it further. (The officer said to me someone probably took your identity). I have not heard from them since. I also flew to Las Vegas the previous 2 years and got back into Canada no problem. (Also was issued a Canadian Passport no problem). The warrant has my name,drivers liscence and DOB but from a different town. (Which I have never resided in ever). Now I know this is not me and believe someone used my identity for these offences. My question is I want to go back to the U.S. in December. Will I be denied entry because of this? I don't want to spend money on this if I am going to be denied entry. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!

I would recommend going to

I would recommend going to your local police station and getting a criminal record check to see what comes back. If there is stuff on there about these offences, it could create a problem when going to the US, as they can look up CPIC. The US side has an even less likely chance of believing you or being able to investigate further.

It is very curious that you had no problem getting a passport, but when they looked into it later, a warrant showed up, so it sounds like the warrant exists in some systems, but not others? I don't know how it's configured on the government's end, but it's probably a big mess. Maybe they were nice and put an asterisk on your profile, or maybe they "fixed" it by making sure it existed on the other systems until you fixed it.

You'll need to press the police to correct this record. The fingerprints should've come back different from whomever was arrested back then. As I said, you'll need to pressure them to correct their error. It would be nice to have some pieces of paper saying your criminal record check and all that came back negative. Be sure to get everything in writing from everyone that you talk to, and if they won't give you anything in writing, make your own written notes of who you talked to and what they said, your evidence will be better than their's.

It also depends on how common your name is, although if they had your Driver's License number, it sounds like an identity theft thing.

Keep us updated, as you're likely not the only person with this type of situation.

I'm sure a criminal lawyer could solve the problem quickly, but it would come at a price. If you only need to go to the US again in December, I'd say see how far you can get doing things yourself, 5 months _should_ be enough time to get this sorted out.

Suspended Drivers Licence

If I have outstanding traffic fines and a suspended Drivers Licence can I still obtain at passport and travel to the U.S

I don't see why not. You'll

I don't see why not. You'll have to apply to be sure, but it doesn't sound like the type of thing that they'd deny you a passport for.

Applied for a pardon a year

Applied for a pardon a year ago for assault and fraud charges. Completed all payments and fingerprinting etc. Pardons Canada informed me that my Pardon does not kick in till February 2012.
Would like to travel to Vegas for an upcoming UFC event. Is it safer to travel from YVR to Vegas or drive to Bellingham and fly to Vegas without hassle? Please advise.

tricky subject - pardon

here's my scoop:

The United States Homeland Security and Immigration do not recognize Canadian Pardons, to them, YOU are still an ex-convict. However, since the conviction is 'sealed', your records may or may not show in their system. BUT, if they ask, have you ever been 'arrested or charged' that lead to a conviction, what would you say? if you say yes, you have admitted to being an ex-convict, which will cause them to deny you.

if you say NO, what if they have some access to your history and sees that you have a conviction (some of them already know, they just wanna hear it from you if you were lying or telling the truth), then you have lied to them and it is considered "fraud" which will cause them to deny you.

you have one shot in trying. the judgment and decision to cross is in your hands.

Travel to Las Vegas RE: UFC Event

Don't even try it . The minute you show your Passport the red flags come up on you.

The flight from Bellingham to

The flight from Bellingham to Vegas is probably cheaper, so if something goes awry, you're out less money. I think YVR pre-clears, so they'd stop you in Vancouver, not Vegas (most likely). It's chancey, because once you're in the US system as someone that has a record, your pardon doesn't matter, the US doesn't recognize it and you'll forever need to apply for a waiver, even with your pardon in hand.

passport info

Hi,
My husband and I are seperated, but we have two children. We both travel a lot for hockey for the kids. My question is: If we fill them out as married, will this affect my ctb with cra, will they check this with the cra & are they linked? Will this just cause me/him more grief.We don't want the hassle of having to get premission everytime we have to leave and go to the states. It cost over $50 everytime to get it notorized. My ex and I have not done the court thing as we stand in good faith and thought it was just a waste of money and figured our stuff out for ourselves. Thank you very much for your time

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