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What to Do if You are Denied Entry to Canada Because of a Past Criminal Conviction

This document is for U.S. citizens only. It is not meant to be legal advice. For more help with this issue, tribal members may call PTLA Native American Unit at: 1-877-213-5630.   Please Note - If you are from a country other than the United States or Canada, or if you have more questions, go to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website. What type of ID is required to enter more...

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border But it May Be Possible to Enter Canada if you Apply for “Rehabilitation” Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By James Mitchell, Esq.   If you have a criminal conviction or a criminal arrest and try to enter Canada at a border crossing or at an airport, you may be blocked from entering due to more...

Border Crossing Rights Under the Jay Treaty

Border crossing rights between the United States and Canada for Aboriginal People more...

Border Crossing Update

Wabanaki Legal News 2003 After a series of delays and “technical issues” the Canadian government has finally begun to hand out new ID cards. The new card is known as the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS). The new card might also be referred to as the “Secure INAC Card”.Here are some updates: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) began issuing the SCIS on December 21, 2009. SCIS cards will replace the old Cert more...

Border Crossing Update

Wabananki Legal News 2011 In June of 2009, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) was put into place. This law imposes stricter document requirements on Native Americans who cross the land borders between the United States and Canada. Under WHTI, most people who enter the United States from Canada by land must present a passport. However, the Department of Homeland Security is working with interested Native American tribes in the United States to come up w more...

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