Well, the problems we told you about then are still occurring, and the solutions to them are the same. Hunters in this situation who want to travel to Canada can either work with an attorney in the States to get any dismissed charges removed from their NCIC file, or they can apply for a so-called Minister's permit from the Canadian government. The latter is now called a Temporary Resident Permit, by the way. It requires submitting an application (available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/english /applications/rehabil.html), along with a list of supporting documentation, including court documents and original copies of criminal clearance certificates, FBI certificates, etc. Any error or missing or insufficient information can result in an application being rejected, and that can result in the loss of an application fee ranging between $200 and $1,000.
Obviously, both of the procedures listed above are daunting, time consuming and frustrating. But there is some good news in this area. Seems a company called Canada Border Crossing Services (CBCS) has emerged to help would-be travelers to Canada. CBCS was started 12 years ago as a service helping Canadians enter the United States. President Lucy Perillo, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement, learned all the ropes of dealing with both US and Canadian government agencies by helping Canadians meet the demands of US immigration officials.
A few years ago, she tells us, she began getting calls from Americans asking for help getting into Canada. She promptly expanded her practice to fill this need. The advantages of using Perillo's services are multiple. Reaching the right person (i.e., someone who........(continued)