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i194waiver
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Waiver processing
Are the waiver applications processed in the order that they are received? Or, is it case by case?
mno
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US Customs at Van Airport
Just got denied entry into the US even though Im out on bail and had a letter from my PO saying it was OK to travel to states. So apparently your guilty until proven innocent in the US eyes even...
MikeG
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INA 212 question
Has anyone challenged the following clause? They told me I was not eligible to enter due to having more than one conviction per INA 212 a) 2 A i The way it reads indicates that I don't qualify for...
puzzled
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Canada Post Strike
I hear this Lock Out/Strike could be a long one. Does this mean we will have to wait until this is over before getting waivers in the mail since the come through Canada Post? I've heard this...
Sandra
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What happens after the waiver is received?
Hi everyone - just came across this site, I was wondering if anyone can share their experience with border crossing (land or air) after receiving their i194 waiver. Do you have to go in for...
Samantha
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Enhanced Drivers License/Name Change
Anyone ever tried to apply for a EDL after changing their name? Just wondering if there's a way to bypass the US Waiver by driving over to the US instead of going through an airport?
Why were you denied entry into the USA?
Hey everyone, love this forum and some excellent information. As the title says, I'm interested in starting a thread to learn what denied us entry to the US. If it was because of a criminal record,...
notalawyer
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10 simple steps to getting your I-194 waiver
If you need to apply for an I-194 (advance permission to enter the United States) after being denied entry at the US border, the following are the most recent steps. --- 1. Find your local...
i194waiver
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Waiver expires the day i plan to enter US
Hi everyone, like an idiot I booked a trip from Quebec to Miami september 8 to 12 to go see a football game on the 11th. Just noticed this morning that my waiver expires on september 8th (really...
Dom
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RCMP fingerprint processing time
It says on the RCMP website that the processing time could take up to 120 days or more. Is it 120 working days, or calendar days?
jf
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Enter the US while my waiver is pending
I'm wondering if anyone knows whether there is any procedure I can follow to enter the US while my waiver application is pending. I have applied my waiver at a consulate office, and the consulate...
Alice
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What happens at border
Hi. I couldn't find anything on this. What happens once you get your prints and take all your paperwork to the border? Is there an interview..do they go through all your charges..my husband was so...
Ruby
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wait time for criminal record check?
I went to my local RCMP detachment in mid October and had the digital fingerprints done and paid for the criminal record check. The officer said its a quick process, should have something in the...
Annette
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Do I need to re book travel plans?
My husband applied for his RCMP fingerprints early December, still have not received. We booked our Hawaii trip for early June. From the sounds of it, we probably will not receive the waiver in...
Ruby
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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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