Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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i194waiver
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My Experience at Toronto Pearson on Apr 8 2017
This is my first time doing waiver and I did all by myself with the help of this forum and online search. So i want to give my experience back to the forum as my "thank you" I reached the office...
srt1
21 replies
Appeal
Received denial from ARO. What are the chances of a successful appeal?
Brian19802706
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Sexually Based Offences or trying an application when you might fail
Trumps Homeland Security is NOT issuing waivers for sexually based offences. Should you try anyways? No. When you do an application, you are outlining a bunch of facts that can be used...
J Rogers
6 replies
E-Safe Processing Times
Anyone know how long processing times for I-192 using the E-Safe process?
TravisT
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I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply
I do have a 212(d)(3) waiver approved, how do I find out do I need I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply along with this waiver..
Proposed I-192 Waiver Application Fee Change - December 16th is Last Day to Comment
Just a reminder that tomorrow, December 16th is the last day to submit written comments on the proposed fee changes for many immigration related documents including Form I-192, Application for...
WaiverCan
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No longer a right of withdrawal at US preclearance zones
Interesting set of changes really put a lot of latitude on CPB in assessing potential travel to the US. The thing that seems most alarming is that Canadian citizens no longer have the right of...
WaiverCan
1 reply
Pardon Companies
When I am at the Airport I meet a lot of people who use other companies that do waivers. Here is a story to illustrate how bad one popular one is. I met a guy, lets call him "D" at the airport 5...
J Rogers
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Parole Board Increases Filing Fee
The Parole Board will be increasing the filing fee from $631 to $644.81 effective March 31, 2020. ...
Michelle
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Court Documents wait time up to 4 months. Advice?
I've requested court documents related to my arrest from the Ontario Court of Justice. I just called and they told me it would take 3-4 months to process. Thats crazy!! I was arrested for break...
tallman1234
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Current processing times
What are the current processing times For 1st time filing under the “regular way” (not e safe) ? Thank you
Youth
3 replies
character reference letters
On the checklist of required documents, I see nothing about character reference letters. But I think they could be beneficial to the application process. Any thoughts or experiences with this? And...
Annette
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Travel report - first time in US with waiver
Been lurking for a long time here and really appreciated all the insight. We made our first trip to Florida last week since getting my i-194 waiver. Left via Pearson airport (Toronto). The customs...
pinkman
10 replies
Is form G-325A still needed?
Preparing my third waiver and the I-192 application form seems to have changed. Some of the questions from G-325A now seem to be there. Does this mean that G-325A (biographic information) is no...
TrishInTO
7 replies
DUI - Possible changes?
Currently, a "Basic" DUI does not effect an individual traveling to the USA and there is no need to apply for a Travel Waiver. I use the term Basic - as long as there is not a continual history...
Michelle
7 replies

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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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