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Received my file destruction, do I still need a waiver?
Hello, Last year I received my file destruction and I'd like to know if I still need a waiver? I haven't been to the U.S. since the incident. Any thoughts? Thank you.
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I need some solid advice. My husband was charged and convicted of an offence back in 2004. In 2015 he received a pardon. He has never attempted to cross the border. We would like to take our...
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Green cards
Is someone with a waiver able to receive a green card? Thanks
Patrick T
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Entering For First Time
Hey everyone, I just received my waiver last week. I am flying to the USA on Friday. When you go through US Customs pre clearance, do they interrogate you about your charges/convictions etc when...
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Should I do my waiver myself?
My Record suspension has been completed and I did It myself. My waiver makes me nervous However, immigration lawyers are expensive. Is the process easy? My pardon was easy and I hear it's more...
Allan S.
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Applying early?
Hey everyone, It's been 30 months since my last conviction. Finished Probation and have started my own business. Have some new clients in Central & South America. Have to visit them in new...
David F
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RCMP Fingerprint Results
Hey! I'm just wondering if any of you have recently applied for your fingerprints from the RCMP- and how long they took for you to get them? With their website saying "up to 120 days or more" and a...
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What are some reasons that your waiver can get declined? Anybody know of any?
Hey all, Quick question. I got convicted 9 years ago for trafficking. It was a very small amount of cocaine. I know USA is very tough on drugs. I feel that now is a good time for me to apply as...
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Re-entry into US
I am a Nepalese student and have a F-1 visa but I came in US a bit before my earliest admission date of the university. So, I was provided with a I-193 waiver and was told to exit and re-enter US...
Sijan Neupane
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follow up
hi guys ive read that following up on my application could delay it more has anyone experienced a delay? should i go ahead and email them? its been 90 days since i applied
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Canadian with 3 DUIs- did 3 weeks in jail
Hi guys Im from quebec and i got 3 duis After my third , i was sentenced to 20 days in jaîl Do i still need a waiver ti gi to florida? Before i went to jail i used to go But will my time...
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Secondary Security Checks?
Hi Everyone: I received my first one year waiver within 90 days of applying. However my second waiver application has been pending for 150 days. When I email them, I am being told it is is...
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Attorney follow up
Hi everyone! i applied for my 3rd waiver in april 2017, im expecting to receive it the first few days of august and I have a wedding in the states August 5 .. im scared to follow up bcuz i keep...
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Waiver & Foreign Travel
Hello everyone, I just received my waiver yesterday. I was wondering do other countries have a way of knowing that I have a waiver for the USA? I am worried if they do, they will ask me about my...
Waiver & Mental Health Issues
Hello I have three different convictions for fraud over the last 8 years. The longest amount of jail timeI did was 1 year. Restitution was made in all cases. During my incarceration, a pre...

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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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