Can I enter Canada with a Misdemeanor petit larceny conviction?

Asked about 1 year ago - Buffalo, NY

I was convicted of misdemeanor petit larceny in April 2012 and given relief of disability paperwork. Am I allowed to enter Canada if I have the paperwork and my passport?

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  1. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . This is a quasi-duplicate post. You cannot enter Canada with a petit larceny conviction. Canada does not have to respect another nation's relief of disability. Canada is a sovereign nation.

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  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Canada often denies entry with open cases. I'm not sure about closed cases. Call the Canadian embassy.

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  3. Daniel Patrick Hanlon

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    Answered . You need to consult with a Canadian immigration attorney. The conviction may still be considered and you will need to apply for a travel permit.

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