Select a language

How does having a criminal record affect Snowbirds?

Region: Ontario Answer Number: 1129

Snowbirds is a term used to describe Canadians who travel to the warmer climate of the southern American states during the winter months. Most of these people are retired seniors. Most Snowbirds are aware of American laws that deal with how long Canadians are legally permitted to stay in the USA. Many, however, are not aware that their past criminal record may catch up with them and prevent them from enjoying their vacation – especially in cases where they have crossed the border many times without a problem. They are under the mistaken belief that their record is so old that it no longer exists. But this is not so.

Even young offender records created under prior legislation may still be on record at the RCMP. So, to be safe, Snowbirds can see what is still on file by submitting their fingerprints to the RCMP for certification. There are no special exemptions for Snowbirds with regard to having a criminal record. If their criminal record is discovered during a routine screening by a Customs and Border Patrol officer, they will be refused entry to the USA.

To erase your Canadian criminal record, or to obtain a USA Entry Waiver, call toll-free 1-866-898-7767 or learn more at Pardon Pros. It’s easier than you think.



																

You now have 5 options:



Pardon Pros USA Travel Ontario Sept 2017 – 1129Pardon Pros USA Travel Ontario Sept 2017 – 1129




Was your question answered?

Was your question answered?


Yes    No


What information would you like to see added?


Submit an Edit Request










What are your changes?*

Page loaded. Thank you