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Can I cross into the US if I have a criminal record?

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Can I cross into the US if I have a criminal record?

Visiting the United States can be a complicated process if you have a criminal record in Canada.  In this post our goal is to help you foresee any potential problems at the U.S./Canada border and to help you avoid these issues before you travel. The types of crimes that will cause problems when entering the U.S. are convictions of a "crime involving moral turpitude".  Some of the crimes defined under this umbrella include trafficking of controlled substances, prostitution, or money laundering. A list of these crimes is published by the U.S. State Department online. However, even the U.S. Supreme Court has not given a clear definition to crimes involving moral turpitude.  Because of the vague definition of these offenses it can be difficult to determine whether or not you will have a problem crossing the border.