Those who have a conviction for a DUI as a misdemeanor or felony in any country of the world may be denied entry into Canada as an immigrant or as a visitor. It can be embarrassing and expensive to schedule a business trip to Canada only to be denied entry at the airport. The passenger denied entry into Canada will be forced to board a return trip back to the home country. The airline will charge that passenger the full price of the unexpected trip, which will be a lot more than the original return ticket. Immigrants to Canada who have a DUI have similar difficulties as well. Fortunately, it is still possible to enter Canada with the help of a Calgary immigration lawyer.
A Calgary immigration lawyer can help with overcoming the rules that prohibit those with a DUI from visiting or immigrating to Canada. Many people with a DUI have been able to get permission to visit or immigrate to Canada. Of course, those with a DUI further in the past will have a better chance of immigrating or visiting Canada successfully. Keep in mind that the Canadian government counts the number of years since the sentence was completed, not the number of years since the DUI.