If you’ve been convicted of a felony and are planning to travel to Canada, you will need prior permission from the Canadian government to ensure that you will be admissible into the country. So what does that mean for you? Can a convicted felon go to Canada?
The Canadian border agents have access to the United States criminal record database. Anyone convicted of a felony in the US will be flagged when attempting to enter Canada. Since every situation is unique, it is important to consult with an experienced Canadian immigration attorney before attempting to enter Canada with a felony.
Is it possible to enter Canada with a criminal record?
Entering Canada with a felony conviction or any criminal charges can be difficult, even if visiting for a short stay. Even if the offense happened decades ago, you might still be criminally inadmissible into the country. Some crimes that can prevent you from entering Canada include:
- DUI causing injury or death
- Drug trafficking or drug possession
- Sexual assault
- Fraud or tax evasion
- Reckless driving conviction or dangerous driving
- Domestic violence
If you’re a convicted felon who wants to go to Canada, you may be able to overcome criminal inadmissibility by applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP application) or applying for Criminal Rehabilitation. To ensure a successful entry into Canada, we recommend working with an experienced immigration attorney to be fully prepared before attempting to cross the border.
Contact KLM Immigration for help you with your case
At KLM Immigration Inc., we are ready to help assess your case and explain the best solution to enter Canada. We are here to make the process smooth and stress-free, providing solid legal advice to give you peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-888-382-3291.