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Can You Go to Canada with a DUI to Visit a Long Distance Love Interest?

The Internet, and video chat software such as Skype, have made it very possible to fall in love with someone in another country. If you have met a man or woman online that lives in Canada and have developed a romantic interest in them, it may be important to learn about each other in person before taking things to the next level. If you have a drunk driving arrest or conviction on your criminal record, however, visiting a lover in Canada could be a problem because you may be considered inadmissible to the country due to criminality and denied entry at the border unless you have special entrance permission.

If you want to overcome your criminal inadmissibility to visit a love interest in Canada, you can obtain entry permission via Criminal Rehabilitation or a Temporary Resident Permit. Criminal Rehabilitation Canada can enable a person to travel to the country for the rest of their life without their past criminal convictions causing problems at the border, but is only available to people who have completed all sentencing and probation a minimum of 60 months prior. Criminal Rehabilitation also takes at least nine months to get after you apply, which can seem like an eternity if you are itching to meet a special someone. A Temporary Resident Permit is a document that can permit a foreign national with a criminal record to go to the country for a limited amount of time and a specific reason. A Canada TRP can be obtained quickly and may be available for multiple entries across the border for as long as three years. Whether or not crossing the Canadian border to visit your lover is a valid reason for a Temporary Resident Permit is at the discretion of immigration officials, and will have a lot to do with the specifics of your case. Visiting a romantic interest you met on Reddit last month is a totally different situation than going to meet a person you have been communicating with daily for a significant amount of time.

If you have a DUI or DWI and plan on going to Canada to meet a girlfriend or boyfriend, contact us now for a free extensive consultation.

Online dating is extremely popular these days, and video dating makes it almost as easy to flirt with someone from another country as it is to connect with singles online in your own city. If you have fallen in love with a man or woman from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, or any other Canadian city, but you have a drinking & driving conviction on your criminal record, it is important that you deal with your potential criminal inadmissibility issues before trying to visit them in Canada. There is no easier way to ruin your first "real life" meet up than getting denied at the Canadian border and leaving them hanging. The faster you can deal with your possible border issues by overcoming your DUI the faster you can kiss your lover and decide in person if they would make a good future husband or wife. It is also possible to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation at the same time, which could allow you to use the TRP to visit your romantic partner quickly and then permanently fixing your inadmissibility if you receive CR 1 year or so later. If you ever plan to marry this person, you should also realize that criminal inadmissibility to Canada due to driving drunk can impede your ability to become a Canadian permanent resident via spousal sponsorship, so taking care of the issue immediately can kill two birds with one stone.

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