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Old August 7th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Default I'd like to go to Canada...

but I do not believe I can go untill I have been cleared bt the Canadian government.

When I was a young man, I got myself into a little trouble. I am not a felon but CA has some restrictions that concern me.
I have two misdamenor charges one is a 13+ year old DUI and the other is a discharging a weapon on the beach which is even older.

My own government has not held these old charges against me. I am in fact a firearms dealer and have to maintain a very clean record or risk loosing my license. I am afraid if I travel to CA I may be turned around at the border checkpoint (airport). I won't even check the ticket price untill I know I am cleared.

I want to make sure I have this behind me but I cannot seem to get the CA consolate to acknowledge my emails requests for information.

I really only want to cruise out of Vancouver.

Would any of our Canadian members have any sugestions?
Any Americans here ever need to get a pass from the Canadian gonvernment?

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Rather than attempting to get info from a consulate, I'd attempt to go to the "horse's mouth".... Canadian Border Security Agency


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IU would like to answer you, but I have no idea. I sent this on to a fee Canadians I know.
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Thanks!!
I just emailed border security my question.

I know I can apply for rehabilitation. I looked over the paperwork and wouldn't even know where to begin filling those out. If I don't have to I don't want to.

I like to tell my daughter about this kind of stuff. I want it to be clear to her your choices in life follow you around. She's the person pushing me to get this cleared up
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Hmmmmmmmm.....I don't think you have a problem. I'm pretty sure I have done much worse and I've been to Canada many many times. Even taking firearms across the border a few times. I doubt they would have extended me 'honors' if there were problems with things 'way back' in my past.

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I suspect your right snoozeman I just need to be sure. It sure is alot of money to fly into Vancouver knowing they might turn you away.
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Border security wouldn't say one way or the other.

They sent me a link to their page I already read. The page says what can keep you out but does not really provide details.

They all tell me a DUI is very seriose. OK big deal is seriose here too. How long is the prohibition? They don't say. I was hoping for a more solid answer, but I guess al government is the same.

I think they want the money.
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but I do not believe I can go untill I have been cleared bt the Canadian government.

When I was a young man, I got myself into a little trouble. I am not a felon but CA has some restrictions that concern me.
I have two misdamenor charges one is a 13+ year old DUI and the other is a discharging a weapon on the beach which is even older.

My own government has not held these old charges against me. I am in fact a firearms dealer and have to maintain a very clean record or risk loosing my license. I am afraid if I travel to CA I may be turned around at the border checkpoint (airport). I won't even check the ticket price untill I know I am cleared.

I want to make sure I have this behind me but I cannot seem to get the CA consolate to acknowledge my emails requests for information.

I really only want to cruise out of Vancouver.

Would any of our Canadian members have any sugestions?
Any Americans here ever need to get a pass from the Canadian gonvernment?

Thanks
Can you get a pardon for the offenses that occurred when you are a minor?
Because you where a minor your records are probably sealed meaning that Canada or anyone can use them .
If you can get a US Passport (required for cruises from Vancouver) then you probably won't have a problem.
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I was a young man but I was no minor.

I have a passport and travel regularly. The Canadian's don't seem to agree with your sentiment though.
My wifes cousin was denied entry for tagging. He had a passport. They turned him around and put him back on a plane.

I think I will just apply for rehabilitated status and pay the darn fee.
The biggest problem with that is I can't tell them exactly when this stuff happend. It's all so old the details are fuzzy.
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