Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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Port Parole Attempt - Some info.
A client asked to attempt a Port Parole. We were pretty sure it would fail, but he wanted to try anyways. Circumstances were not very strong, but here is at least some insight into the answer...
J Rogers
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Rant about Courts
We do a lot of pardons and waivers, and we send out a lot of court document requests. It can be a frustrating process. A court in New Brunswick is making it difficult to get documents because...
Help with applying for American waiver
Hello Everyone, Hoping someone can help me out here with the process of applying for an American waiver for buisness and pleasure. I've had one and it expired, subsequently I also got my record...
Riyaz P
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Incorrect Birthdate
I received my waiver early last week and have just now noticed that the field on page two that says birthdate and country has the wrong year. It looks as though the year that was typed in was the...
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Any changes since 2018?
Just wondering if the application process for I-192 has changed or if the circumstances surrounding needing one (ie. did they cut out needing one for theft under $5000 maybe?) has changed since...
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Torn on What to Do...
So John, michelle and Ken know my story / history... A year or so ago I went to go work on a waiver.... and had my prints come back as blank. No record in CPIC. I've had differing advice now...
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Changed Address
Hi everyone, I applied and received my I-194 back in the spring of 2020, before the pandemic kicked in, and haven’t yet used it. Since then I’ve changed addresses. Is there someone I need to...
Dave Dobson
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Submitting Waiver application without Evidence of No Pardon record
Hello Everyone, First time waiver application here. I'm working with a lawyer on my waiver application. But I'm doing most of the work myself. I recently submitted a request with Parole Board...
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How to ARO notify the decision?
My finger printing was completed on 3-Jan of this year for my first i-192 waiver. My offence was related to 212a6cii back in 2011/2012 when I was in US. My question is how do ARO notify the...
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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...
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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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Please Help new to ESafe
Hi guys I am new to ESafe. Last time I applied 5 years back and it was paper application. Can anyone please answer my questions. 1. Do I need to create the account in ESafe site before I start...
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Current job (Budtender), will it affect my waiver application
I currently work as a budtender and applying for my third waiver application. Will it affect my application? Are they going to question my job? My purpose of going to US is to see my family [...
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Please help!!!
I have a charge in Canada from like 2007 for growing marijuana, I tried to cross and they said I'm not allowed to enter and need a waiver. I've spoke to multiple attorneys that have said whatever...
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New Homeland Security Address for Waivers
Admissibility Review Office new address 22685 Holiday Park Drive Suite 10 Sterling Va 20598-1234 My first 2 waivers granted showing that address today March 17 2022

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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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