Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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Where can you travel with a Canadian criminal record?
Hey fellow canucks. I've got 3 criminal offences dating back over the last 20 years. Just applied for my first US entry waiver at Pearson airport and I know it can take many months or so for a...
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How recent do your fingerprints need to be, when you are applying for a US Entry Waiver?
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Donald J. Trump as US. President and what it means for you & your waiver! ( I-194)
Folks, Once Trump is in office in 2017, regardless how people's waivers are going new laws will be introduced. If you have a waiver pending, your chances are good to get the 3-5 years unless it...
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With an I-194 waiver can we apply for a NEXUS card? It seems the waiver would 'waive' the criminal record (also have a pardon). [ Ricoh appended this reply on December 13, 2019 @ 8:41 pm ] Edit:...
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Waiver application processing times
@1980, jazzsax1, can you text me 306.531.8886 your phone number and I will call you on Tuesday..Thanks!
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Inadmissable and emergency landing in USA
Hi Just came across this newsarticle where a flight from Toronto to Vancouver was diverted to Seattle due to weather and mechanical. Now this made me think, what would happen to someone who is...
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5 year inadmissibility wait
So I’ve asked this before but never really got a straight answer. I know the common prescribed wait is 5 years after being sentenced for a crime but does anybody know when the period actually...
Mike G
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Waiver Denied
Hi, I applied for a i192 waiver in April 2019 and was denied in October 2019. The reason for the denial was because my fraud over charge (was the direct result of my drug use). They did state that...
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Waiver Refusal
Just wondering if anybody has experienced getting their waiver refused and what grounds it was denied?
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Retroactive changes to criminal pardons violate charter rights, B.C. judge rules
This could be great news for those of us that completed sentences when they raised the waiting period from 5-10...
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How long did it take to receive a response from ARO?
I sent my waiver around the beginning of Jan. Two days ago, I sent an email regarding the status of my waiver. I included all the information needed, so I know that's not an issue. I am just...
Vancity Girl
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Waiver Inadmissibility
I read that even with a waiver you may not be admissible if your drug charge was for over 30 grams of marijuana....
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Question about record suspensions
Anyone know how long a record suspension is taking? Anyone applied? How long was it?
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Last name spelled wrong on waiver.
I received my second waiver today, good for 5 years, took 4.5 months to get. BUT... They've spelled my last name wrong!! Who should I contact about this? Has this happened to anyone else?
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RCMP Fingerprints for waivers, processing (wait) times?
Hi, Does anyone have a general idea on RCMP fingerprint check processing times, whether you had one done at the police station or thru a company. I kind of get the realization depending on the...
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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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