Does Canada share criminal records with other countries?


Ema Ingram   |   Member since 2015  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Just Canada. If you have a criminal record, that info is shared with other countries. So they have the right to refuse you entry.

Criminal records can also cross borders. As the world becomes a more global society, the exchange of criminal records between countries will become extremely important. Currently, each country can keep (or not keep) criminal records using any method it chooses.

One may also ask, where can you travel with a Canadian criminal record? A trip of 90 days or less does not require a Visa application, and entry into one country is valid for most of the countries in the union. This means that the majority of Europe is a series of countries you can travel to with a Canadian criminal record, provided your trip is short.

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Logan Stone   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Keeping this in view, what countries does the US share criminal records with?

The United States and Canada now share criminal history data, so Canadian border agents can view records from the F.B.I.'s database, and Canada shares its criminal records with the United States.


Tyler Quinn   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Does Canada have access to UK criminal records?

The Canadian border officials do not routinely ask UK passport holders arriving for a short visit about criminal records and do not have access to UK information. You'll be fine - you won't have to lie.


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How long does a criminal record last Canada?

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Nathan Potter   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Can a felon go to Dubai?

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Jacob Whitmore   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Do Canada and US share immigration information?

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Cedrick Baldwin   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Can you travel to Paris with a criminal record?

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Kieth Lewis   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Can I move to Germany with a criminal record?

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Matt Jones   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

Can US Customs see my criminal record?

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Alba Everett   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Can I travel to Canada with a criminal record?

Overcome criminal convictions . Under Canada's immigration law, if you have committed or been convicted of a crime , you may not be allowed into Canada . In other words, you may be “criminally inadmissible.”


Sienna Pickard   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

Does Australia share criminal records with the USA?

That said, Australia and the US do not share criminal databases so the only way US CBP is going to find out about your indiscretion is if you tell them.


Lucas Reid   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

What countries will not accept felons?

There are plenty of countries that do not ask a U.S. citizen for a visa when visiting them. So, any persons with a valid U.S. passport can enter without issues, even a convicted felon .Some of these nations include the following:

  • Caribbean countries.
  • Mexico.
  • Columbia.
  • Ecuador.
  • Peru.
  • Venezuela.
  • European countries.
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    Lucas Garner   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

    What crimes stop you entering America?

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  • Prostitution or commercialized vice.

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