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Travelling with a record

Can I travel if I have a record?

A youth record doesn't affect travelling within Canada. But, it can stop you from travelling to other countries.

Some countries won't let you in, even for a visit, if you have a record.

Other countries can find out about your youth record

When your youth record is open, it's easier for other countries to find out about it.

Border officials from other countries aren't supposed to find out about youth records. But it's possible that they will find out that you have a youth record.

This is because the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) keep some youth records. And while they have them, they might share them. But the RCMP should only keep youth records that are open.

When your youth record is closed, the RCMP is supposed to take all information about your youth record out of their system. Then it's harder for other countries to find out about your youth record.

(Reviewed August 2015)