Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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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...
J Rogers
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New Panel Physicians
They have changed the list of panel physicians. PANEL PHYSICIAN EVALUATION Only the following physicians have been designated to perform a panel physician evaluation BRITISH...
Homeland Security - New Security Token
This "security token" thing is a REAL hassle. It seems to have started today.
J Rogers
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Tips on using eSafe - Post here
Ill post the first "tip". Whatever "Port" you enter is now apparently the only port that "has" the application. For example, I had a client who lives in Niagara Falls. For some reason, she...
J Rogers
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Esafe filing vs paper filing questions
Greetings So glad to find this forum. I am working on applying for my 2nd waiver. The first time in 2016 I did it myself and received a 5 year waiver so I am hoping for the same results again...
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E-safe waiver court file
(No record suspension / Pardon) If I file for a waiver through E-Safe, should I submit court documents? If yes, then should I submit originals or copies, all pages or only the pages for charges/...
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2nd Waiver Time Reduced
Good News: E-Safe waiver received in 35 days. Bad News: 2nd Waiver - 2 years only (down from a 5 year waiver). . No additional convictions, no changes to lifestyle, no negative activity in USA...
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Homeland Security makes a BAD mistake.
A client with a very serious conviction from 2017 applied for her first waiver. I had told her I did not think it would be approved, but she wanted to try. We applied in May. They asked for...
J Rogers
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E-safe down?
Has anyone tried to log into E-safe today? I have been trying since early this morning.
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E-Safe Processing Times
Anyone know how long processing times for I-192 using the E-Safe process?
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lost all i-192 fillings
i took a full afternoon to fill out the i-192 form. everytime i did a save and next at the end of the page. i left the computer at the end. didnt want to submit now cause i wanted to wait for my...
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How do you get help to extend anI-194?
5 year I-194 cannot be renewed in the usual fashion, in today's Covid climate. How can I get an extension for two months
September Letter
Does this so called 'September Letter' exist as a permanent waiver to enter the US?
Mike G
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Complexity of Case
My mother-in-law, a Canadian citizen, was refused entry to the US back in July for COVID (my wife was pregnant, we live in the US, I'm a US citizen). They also discovered her criminal record and...
J Haygood
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US Entry Waiver Services - Definition of a Criminal
We just made a short video to encourage waiver applicants to stand up for themselves and their rights. This video was inspired by a Facebook friend that mistakenly felt I was being on the side of...
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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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