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RCMP
anybody know the RCMP mailing address to get background check and is it still $ 25.00?Used to have it but can't find it
ginette eudes
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eSAFE SITE PROBLEMS JUNE 16-17
If your filing an e-safe application, there are problems with the site. Yesterday the 16th, i was able to download a clients waiver before lunch, no issues. Afterwards in the afternoon, it...
J Rogers
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Alberta Pardons
I noticed that Alberta Pardons in Edmonton is now listed as Canada Pardons and US Waivers. The information on their new website is similar to what Alberta Pardons used to say, with a few changes. ...
Michelle
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Waiver wait time
Hey guys wondering if anyone has heard of waiting over two years for a answer I keep emailing every 6 months they keep telling me it’s under review
Mike border
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Current timelines
Hi guys. Submitted biometrics at Ogdensburg on April 11th. Any responses since that time or are they taking slightly longer now? This is my 3rd waiver so I’m pretty confident that everything...
KW1973
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Pardon and Waiver Companies to watch out for
Unfortunately, there are lots of companies that have a very poor track record in this industry. It can be negligence, it can be incompetency, but in some cases, its outright fraud. Pardons4less...
J Rogers
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Sexually Based Offences
I have had 2 waivers now granted in the past 11 months for Sexually based offences. The first was for a year, the offence was in 1995. It was granted quickly. The Waiver had conditions on it,...
Pardon Eligibility
The Eligibility for Pardons quietly changed. It is no longer the convictions date that matters in every case, but the date of the actual offence. If you go on the website for the Parole Board...
J Rogers
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My waiver renewed with John Rogers
Almost a year ago I received my first 1year waiver. I had worked with a US immigration lawyer for a long time through COVID and the experience was not good with them. At one point I called John...
How are Waivers Adjudicated/calculated? WAIVER MATH
I have been busier than ever with waivers. I have even had to hire more staff. This is a good thing for business, but its also given me a broader perspective on who is getting the waiver, and...
J Rogers
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Advice for driving across border
Hello! I have a question perhaps someone can assist me with this. I have my waiver and can now travel to the USA. Question is - I don’t want to always let everyone I am travelling know. It’s...
JLB76
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Form C-216C
I have applied for waivers since the late 1990's, and have been approved each time (I had a pardon in 1990's also). I am doing the process again, and one question arises. On the instructions from...
ma
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character reference letters
hi there …..this week submitted my application for my 4th waiver , this time on esafe ( have had a 1 year , then 2- 5 year ) ….. I am from Maritimes and will go to Houlton for my biometrics...
travellover22
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Interesting Waiver Story - Homeland Security always gets paid
A client applied for a waiver, gave me his credit card, and was granted a 5 year waiver. He then reversed the charges on his credit card. Homeland Security immediately revoked his waiver. We...
September Letter
September Letter granted - (not sure where this term came from, but I am using it to stay consistent with previous threads.) I do not promote September Letters. History: October 8,...
Michelle
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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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