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DUIs not necessarily bar to entering Canada

posted Apr 21, 2012, 5:44 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 5:44 PM ]
April 02, 2012
It appears that Joseph Rosen is not aware of a recent change in Canadian policies. Given that the government of Canada is committed to promoting economic benefits to Canada, such as an increase in trade and tourism with our largest partner, the United States, a Tourism Facilitation Action Plan in partnership with the tourism industry has been implemented. In line with this plan, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently approved a policy to facilitate the entry of some visitors.

As of March 1, 2012, eligible foreign nationals may be issued a temporary resident permit with the $200 processing fee waived for one visit. Those eligible for consideration are foreign nationals entering Canada who had previously been convicted of an offence such as driving under the influence of alcohol (or its equivalent in foreign law), but who had served no jail time and had committed no other acts that would prevent them from entering Canada. They must also not be inadmissible for any other reason, such as posing a threat to the health of Canadians or providing false information.

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