Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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Homeland Security Fee Increase
Michelle, who does waivers in Saskatchewan said she saw a bulletin stating that the US Waiver fee will be up for review again. I do get the emails they send out, but many of them are simply about...
Handing in Waivers -Quarantine and timelines - Post here
Post real application stories here. Not "A guy told me" or "a few of my clients" but specific client experiences so others can see accurately what is happening. [ J Rogers appended this reply...
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How long does it take for DHS to approve a waiver recommendation from the Toronto consulate?
Hi all, the Toronto consulate forwarded a favourable waiver recommendation on my behalf to the DHS in conjunction with my non-immigrant visa application. They are unable to tell me how long until I...
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Travel Information
Hello, First time waiver for me and my question is about the travel information on the form. Do I need to know where and when I plan to travel to? Just looking of having waiver done in advance of...
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I-192 how long for status update after biometrics
Filed using E-SAFE, and went in for Biometrics as requested. E-SAFE status is still only showing "paid" days later, and still displaying the message that I have 45 days to submit Biometrics. Is...
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Travelling within 6 months of expiry
Wondering if I’ll have any issues travelling within 6 months of waiver expiry ? Current 5 year waiver expires November 2023. Looking to travel April 2023
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Tracking time in United States?
For those of you who travel back and forth between the United States and Canada, how do keep records of your crossings? In other words, you’re allowed to be in the U.S., 180 days out of a 12...
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Ken Scott and his business.
Kens company is just a mailbox in a UPS store. Google the address. Combine that with simply reading his posts to draw your own conclusions. I speculate Ken actually has moved to another job...
J Rogers
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Ken Scott complaints. Post here! Keep the other topics about waivers.
Ken, this is a safe place for you to complain about anyone you see fit. If people want to read it, they can, if they want to speak about waiver business, they can stick to the main topics....
J Rogers
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Need your suggestion about applying for a visa
Hi all, I need your suggestion about applying for a visa. Uhhh, specifically, China Visa. It is asking for Criminal Record history. Should I submit my criminal record to apply for China Visa?
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How Long Does The Esafe Application Take
We recently did an internet talk radio show episode where our guest hired a discount waiver company that used Esafe to do his waiver and it still took 8 months to get denied. Now this supports our...
K Scott
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When Can I Apply For a US Entry Waiver
Today we had a very interesting interview with a couple of esteemed individuals. Basically they are addressing the topic of when can I apply for a us entry waiver. This stuff is always case...
Where can you travel with a Canadian criminal record?
Hey fellow canucks. I've got 3 criminal offences dating back over the last 20 years. Just applied for my first US entry waiver at Pearson airport and I know it can take many months or so for a...
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Questions after receiving waiver
Hi everyone, I've been a long time lurker on this forum and I would like to thank everyone for giving me the piece of mind to get through this stressful process. I was recently granted my...
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E-Safe processing time for i-212 waivers?
Hi, does anyone know how long it takes to process a i-212 waiver through eSAFE right now? Specifically under (7)(A)(i)(I) ground of refusal. I see that basically all waivers on this site are i-192s...
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Welcome to the I‑194 Waiver Forum

A discussion forum for any Canadian who has been denied entry into the United States because of criminal record, having overstayed a previous visit to the U.S., an infectious disease, or other reason. Applying for and receiving a US entry waiver is a simple process that you can complete yourself. It requires documentation, fingerprints, completion of the I-192 waiver application form and an interview at a pre-clearance or US border facility. Current filing fees are $585 / $930 US. This US I-194 waiver is typically granted for temporary visits to the USA for between 1-5 years (5 years is the maximum).

Update: As of Mid-2019 you can file and pay Form I-192 application online using the Electronic Secured Adjudication Forms Environment (e-SAFE).

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