In addition to the numerous criminal and administrative consequences which result from a DWI conviction, a consequence which can be detrimental to a person who travels for business or leisure has recently become a bit easier to overcome.
Until recently, any person with a DWI conviction was barred from entering the country for a period of time after the conviction. The bar has caused thousands of dollars in lost revenue for the country’s tourism industry, as many people were unaware of it until they were forced to cancel their plans after being stopped at the border.
Beginning March 1, those with one minor conviction may apply for a free Temporary Resident Permit. This option has been available for some time, however the process has been made shorter and cheaper. The option is available to those with a DWI conviction, if it is the only conviction on the person’s record.
Some good news!
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