Does anyone know if an alcohol conviction prohibits travel to South Africa?

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  1. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    I may have gotten ahead of myself in planning but haven't quite booked a trip yet.
    Does anyone know if an alcohol conviction prohibits travel to south Africa? My son in a moment of stupidity when he was 21 just over 5 years ago got a dwai here in colorado. That's why wr hunt alaska and not Canada.
    This busy popped into my head this morning and caused me concern.
    I don't go anywhere without him, he's truly my best friend.
    Thank you
    Wade
     

  2. JimP

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    Welcome Wade glad you started posting, this is Jim from Gypsum.

    On your son DWAI I am pretty sure that he is OK for South Africa. We had one hunter in our group that had a DWI and everything was fine.

    I would suggest that you check with the travel expert on the forum here. She should be able to answer the question for sure. She runs Travel Express and we used her for our trip out of Denver.
     
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  3. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    Good idea Jim,
    I spoke with her already about best travel months. I'll send her another message about this.
     

  4. Aaron Nietfeld

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    They let me in, so I would assume you’re good to go!

    I can’t believe that we won’t let people with DUI’s across the border! Learn something new every day
     

  5. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    I've read it can go either way crossing into Canada. But not worth spending the money and taking a chance. I've know of a couple that got turned back.
     

  6. Travel Express

    Travel Express SPONSOR Since 2010 AH Fanatic

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    Hi Wade, I have not heard of anyone with issues getting into Africa. Canada is definitely a problem..........

    Hope this helps!
    Lori
     
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  7. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    Thank you!!
    I just sent you an email you can ignore. Lol
     

  8. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    I saw this online is why

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    I had a friend that was turned back at the Canadian border with Montana and didn't make the goose hunt with the rest of his buddies. If that list you posted is accurate, all I can say is WTF! Mexico, that is rich.
     

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    buck wild SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    How would they ever know ? It doesn't effect your passport validity. Is there a declaration form (if so I don't remember one) when entering these countries?
     
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  11. Wade J VanGinkel

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    Not sure anywhere else but we share information with canada. As soon as your name comes up so does your record apparently
     

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    Kinda funny, that list! I’ve damaged a good portion of my liver in several of those countries!
     

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    i thought it was mandatory that you have one before entering.
     
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    Never gonna be an issue unless you tell them. To go hunting in South Africa I would be willing to conveniently forgot a portion of my life if need be. GO hunt.
     
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  15. JimP

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    With all the information sharing that goes on between countries I would hate to be at the customs desk in SA when they scanned my passport and something came up where I wasn't allowed into the country.
     
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  16. johnnyblues

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    Canada is a problem on many levels , even if you have misdemeanors.
     

  17. CoElkHunter

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    Yeah, Mexico really! The Margarita capital of the world! The cartels are shooting up the place with illegal fully automatic weapons and they’re worried about someone entering the country with a DUI! Unbelievable!
     
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  18. Wade J VanGinkel

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    I'm going to take lori's word and continue to make plans.
    Quite a big deal for me
     

  19. TheGrayRider

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    File an expungement, if possible under Colorado law. 5 years after sentencing to expunge on misdemeanors in Indiana. 8 years after sentencing for felonies in Indiana. One expungement per lifetime here. Good luck!
     

  20. lwaters

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    Only place that I heard was a problem is Canada. There may be other places is your driving.
     

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