Beau Seaton Attorney At Law
Let Us Handle The Paperwork, Stress And Fights For Your Case
Call 843-761-3840

Can a DUI affect travel?

Drivers in South Carolina who have been convicted of a DUI face a variety of consequences including fines, jail time, license suspension, alcohol classes and community service. On top of all that, a DUI can also affect them in a number of other ways, such as travel.

One of the travel consequences that may have a major effect on some travelers, which is stated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is denied entry into Canada. This decision is up to the immigration officer when one arrives at the port of entry or applies for an Electronic Travel Authorization or a visa. 

The Collateral Consequences Resource Center reports the reason Canada is able to determine if someone has a DUI or other criminal offense is because the Canada Border Services Agency has direct access to the National Crime Information Center. Other countries are not able to access this database on an immediate basis, so presenting your passport for entry does not affect travelers in the same way. However, a DUI may be an issue in regard to applying for a visa in another country, as questions about criminal activity are asked on the application.

Travelers who fly internationally on a frequent basis will be affected by their DUI if they apply for Global Entry or other pre-cleared border crossing travel program. Applicants undergo an intense interview and background check during the application process, and they are denied enrollment for anything that deems them a high risk, such as any criminal activity.




No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact the Firm

Send Us Your Case Details

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


112 Broughton Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Phone: 843-400-4146
Phone: 843-761-3840
Fax: 843-761-3843
Moncks Corner Law Office Map