Can someone travel out of the country after a DUI? 6 Answers as of January 17, 2011A permanent resident of the US is scheduled to visit the Philippines in about a month and was arrested and got a DUI recently. The trial date is not yet set. Would there be any complications with traveling and/or returning to the US? Thanks.
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
Yes, they could be complications for several reasons. First, the arrest could show up on the CBP system when the person returns and could lead to them being put into secondary inspection for additional questioning. Second, if convicted the same thing can happen. Third, if the DUI resulted in injuries it could make them inadmissibility do the conviction Fourth, if they have any prior DUIs they could be inadmissibility for mental health reasons since multiple DUIs could be evidence of alcoholism. The person should speak to an immigration attorney before leaving the U.S.
Answer Applies to: California