Goleta, CA asked in Immigration Law and International Law for California

Q: I need to know who to contact to figure out why I was stopped at the Canada border and what I need to do to clear it up.

About 5 years ago I was about 18/19 years old. Some friends and I tried to go to Canada for a day. I forgot my passport. Fast forward to last summer I tried to go into Canada and was told I wasn't able to go through. But that is about all the info I was given. I was just surprised with a cruise trip, one of the ports is in Canada and need to know who to contact to clear everything up. I need to figure this out ASAP.

2 Lawyer Answers
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
Answered
  • International Law Lawyer
  • Potomac, MD

A: It sounds like a Canadian issue, not a U.S. issue, and it sounds like you did something bad after you realized that you forgot your passport, and you were permanently excluded by Canadian authorities. You might start with a Canadian immigration lawyer, and they don't hang out at Justia unless they are also US lawyers. Good luck.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the equivalent of the FBI in the US; you might see if you can have a background check conducted on yourself.

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