What countries can I not visit with a DUI?
Canada and Mexico have generally refused entry to individuals with DUI convictions. Countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Iran hold sacred religious beliefs that condemn alcohol consumption. These views can make it a challenge for a DUI holder to enter.
- Canada. Canada is considered perhaps the most strict country when it comes to prohibiting travelers with a DUI. ...
- Mexico. Another nation that strictly prosecutes DUI offenders is Mexico. ...
- Dubai and Persian Gulf Countries (UAE) ...
- China, Japan, and Malaysia. ...
- New Zealand. ...
- Australia. ...
- United States.
The European Union does not make a DUI a “prohibited offense”. That means if you have a DUI on your record, you are allowed to enter any member country in the European Union and can travel freely between member nations without being impeded.
Some countries view driving under the influence as a criminal or felony offense – even if you were convicted of a misdemeanor in the US. If a country deems a DUI an indictable offense, it may block you from entry or make it more difficult for you to cross its border.
As a result, if a U.S. person has a criminal record that includes DUI/DWI, a Mexican immigration officer will likely let him or her to enter Mexico. However, if an American was found guilty of a major DUI offense, a border official may forbid them from entering Mexico (for example, felony DUI).
Most Caribbean nations, excluding Jamaica, will not limit entry for those with criminal records. But Jamaica will not allow those with a felony conviction to enter their country. Given the differing treatment, it's best to research a destination's country-specific laws and regulations before traveling there.
Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Just don't get a DUI here in Costa Rica, haha. "She said that you CANNOT travel to CR if you have a DUI charge if it has been put on the interpol website." I'd suggest instead of relying on a general statement from the RCMP you find a way to check the interpol database.
You can generally still travel to Mexico even if you were convicted of DUI or DWI in the United States. Note, however, that Mexican immigration officials can deny foreigners entry into Mexico if they have been charged with or convicted of a “serious crime” in Mexico or elsewhere.
You can go to Canada if you have a DUI conviction by acquiring a Temporary Resident Permit entry waiver or becoming rehabilitated through an appropriate government office or border station. If a person has several DUIs, however, applying for a TRP or Criminal Rehabilitation may be onerous.
In Japan, a country with arguably the harshest drink-driving laws in the world, drivers don't chance it. They just don't drink and drive. After a spate of alcohol-related fatal traffic accidents around the turn of the century, Japanese authorities decided to enact tougher laws to solve this societal problem.
How long after DUI can I go to Canada?
In most cases, an individual who has a past DUI would be considered inadmissible to Canada for 10 years after the completion of the sentence. However, you may be able to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada once you have cleared your inadmissibility to Canada via the Criminal Rehabilitation application.
They do not consider DUIs as a prohibited offense. Since Britain left the EU through “Brexit,” travel rules are governed by the United Kingdom and not the EU. Fortunately, Britain does not see DUIs as a criminal offense because criminal offenses are excluded from entry.
There is no limitation on how far back a background check can go. The longer ago a DUI occurred and the cleaner the record since, the more likely the CBP can be persuaded to approve Global Entry. A DUI does not have to keep you from being approved for Global Entry.
Many jurisdictions in America also share their DMV driving records with Canada via mutual information sharing agreements. Consequently, Canadian border security officers can instantly detect when a visitor has a past DUI even if happened 10+ years ago.
Mexico. DUI is an indictable offence in Mexico, and the country bars entry to any foreigners who have been convicted of indictable or felony crimes. Immigration guidelines reportedly allow entry for those with impaired driving convictions of 10 or more years old.
Criminal record information must be disclosed. Based on all the information provided, the Mexican government will decide whether the applicant meets all the requirements for the Mexican visa to be granted. It will then be granted or denied at their discretion.
Dominican Republic: Similar to Cuba, people report being able to enter the Dominican Republic with minor records. A tourist visa requires a criminal record check. However, Canadian and US tourists do not require a visa to enter the country for visits up to 30 days.
I cannot stress enough that this question is one to ask an attorney practicing in your state. Aruba is not like Canada. Even with a conviction you will be able to visit.
So how does Canada check for DUI? By scanning your passport and checking for any prior convictions or pending criminal charges. All it takes is a few minutes for border agents to determine if you are allowed into the country. A DUI charge does not always automatically disqualify you from entering Canada.
In Panama, if you have ANY ARRESTS, not just convictions, including DWI (driving while intoxicated) or other offenses, then your visa has to go to either the Supervisor of Immigration or the Director of Immigration for approval.
Can you travel to Cuba with a DUI?
When you travel to Cuba, they cannot see your record simply by scanning your passport. A traveller would have to be a serious danger to the public to be flagged in international databases. Your old DUI or possession charge is not going to show up on Interpol.
Can I travel to the Dominican Republic if I have a criminal record? If the person is allowed to leave Canada and is traveling on a direct flight from Canada to the Dominican Republic, they can enter the country.
Do we have anything to worry about? just as you have checked out the requirements to Canada, no DUI's allowed, you need to do the same thing for the Dominican Republic the same way.
Yes, there are no restrictions to applying for an Egypt visa or eVisa with a criminal record. Application forms for these travel permits do not ask travellers about their criminal history. Therefore, you do not have to declare this information prior to arrival.
In Mexico, the BAC limit is 0.08%, with very harsh penalties if convicted. Many countries in the Middle East, such as Iran and Iraq, have zero-tolerance laws regarding BAC levels and operating a motor vehicle.