hi; maybe you can help answer my question; my son would like to travel to Ontario Canada soon but not too long ago, on another visit, he did something stupid and has a warrant out for his arrest in Ontario. Apparently, Canadian border patrol have been informed that he may attempt to cross. It's a minor charge from what I understand. Against my advice, he wishes to travel back to Ontaria. He is considering changing his name completely and updating his U.S. passport accordingly. When he presents his U.S. passport to Canadian customs, will the Canadian border authorities at the U.S/Cdn border be able to scan his passport and subsequently identify him as being the wanted individual AFTER he changes his name and updates his U.S. passport? Will his old name and previous travel history be accessible by the Canadian border authorities via his new U.S. passport? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Hi; thanks for the answer. I have a couple more questions to ask just to be clear and so I will not have to worry that my son will be arrested. Thank you for your patience. Correct me if I'm wrong but is there not some sort of a microchip embedded in the U.S. (and maybe Canadian) passport that maintains and updates information pertaining to the passport holder to include travel history, name changes, birthdates, etc? If there is an embedded microchip with all this information, is it not accessible once the U.S/Canadian border authorities (whichever side you are crossing from) scans the passport at the U.S./Cdn border? I'm concerned that my son's previous name and correlated travel history will pop up on their screens the moment he tries to cross; the Canadian border patrol will do some fandangle search on his name, find the warrant... and then he'll be arrested. Are my worries misplaced? Again, thank you for your patience!
Hello; thank you for answering and clarifying for me. I will certainly rate you the highest level I can for your thorough and expeditious replies. One last question: you mentioned something about face recognition technology. I don't know much about these things. I'm a little too old to bother. Nevertheless, if my son has cross before under his current name. and presumably, the border officer has scanned his passport, would they have his passport picture on file? If he attempts to cross after he's changed his name and updated his passport, will the border agent run some sort of system check to cross reference the old picture with his new picture? His crime, while still a crime, wasn't anything on the scale of requiring a man hunt or anything like that, as far as we know. Maybe I'm being too much of a worry wart... but again, if they have his old passport picture on file from previous crossings into Canada, will they cross reference that old picture with the new picture using this face recognizing system?