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Old 03-01-2007, 10:57 PM
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Default Can California Parolees Travel Internationally?

Do any of you have experience with a parolee traveling internationally? I am renting a beach house in Costa Rica for a month and wanted to invite my friend to come for a month but he is on parole.

I realize he has to have permission from his parole officer but I am curious if any of your friends who are felons had a hard time aquiring a passport while still on parole. Also, did anyone have a bad experience getting into another country?

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Old 03-02-2007, 11:47 PM
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My husband could not even go to Mexico for work while he was on parole. I know that all parole officers are different, but I find it hard to believe any parole officer will let him go for that long.
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My ex couldn't go out of State while on parole,it probably depends on the PO like cadustin said.
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I am not 100% sure, but I thought my husband said he could not get a passport while on parole. It can't hurt to ask, but don't get your hopes up.
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In addition to it being extremely unlikely that he would be able to get a passport, many countries also have restrictions as far as having ex-felons come to their country. I don't know anything about Costa Rica, but to visit Canada for instance you have to be off parole for 5 years and then you have to apply for permission to enter. Costa Rica may not be that strict, but I thought for most people a condition of parole was that they couldn't even leave the county they were in without approval, never mind the country.
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