Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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Recentness of Criminal record
I was just wondering if their is any specific prescribed waiting period to apply for a US Waiver if you have a criminal record? I've heard you can apply at any time and my situation is a little...
Mike G
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Hello out there!: A few notes I have as an introduction...
I just want to say here today that it is excellent that we are developing a community where there are people exchanging information and helping each other work through what can be a very...
Frank Jr.
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Professional Services helping you with a USA Travel Waiver.
Hello, we are a professional service and have been helping people with deportations, bans, and denials of entry from the USA since 2009. Your refusal may have been due to a criminal record,...
Waiting Period After Criminal Offence
What 's the likelihood of getting approved for a waiver if you've had a criminal conviction in the last couple of years? All these US Waiver sites say you can apply at anytime but in reality what's...
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Can I get a visa with a waiver?
I was just wondering if it is possible to get a visa to work in the U.S. If I have a 3 or 5 year waiver? I know you can do the usual stay up to 183 days, but I was curious if anyone has received a...
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Fingerprints by Commissionaires. .?
Does anyone know if the fingerprinting service at the commissionaires was acceptable for the I194 process? Used these guys to do my Federal Government Job application screening...just wondering if...
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Question on RCMP fingerprint request for "pardoned" record
Bit confused about what documents you get back from RCMP...as I saw some on this forum with a pardon said they get back a letter stating-no criminal record....I thought you had to ask for your...
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i194 application from the UK
Wondering if anyone here has experience making this application as a Canadian living in the UK? A few years back while still in Canada I started my application and got the fingerprints and police...
RCMP criminal records check result
What does the RCMP criminal records check result look like? I am sure that it contains the charges and the sentences, but how detailed is it?
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Canadian Pardon works to cross the US border if you haven't been denied entry before?
From what I've been told, i thought that a Canadian pardon was not accepted to cross the border. I have never been denied entry into the US but i have a criminal record. Would a pardon be...
Anis Barakat
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Updated waiver forms
Just wanted to let people know if you don't already that there is updated I-192 and G-325 Forms. It clearly states on the US Border website that they will accept the old ones until August 29 2016...
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Entry Possible with Moral Turpitude?
So I have been charged four times as a young adult, from 19 to 22 is when the crimes occurred, but never charged for the last one till I was 25. The charges (in chrono order) 1. Possession of...
On the I-192 do you have to tell if you were arrested in states if it was for something minor 40 years ago? My husband tells me he just remembered when he was a teenager he was arrested in ohio,...
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Criminal or Immigration lawyer
Hi I'm looking to apply for my first time waiver ( I was convicted of a drug trafficking charge). I have a simple question, I understand it's easier to apply yourself but Id like to use a lawyer...
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Good News
Starting January 2017 ARO will issue only 5 years waiver to everyone. ARO will no longer issue 1,2 or 3 years waiver anymore. Because of new rules ARO will process all application fast.
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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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