Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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Waiver Eligibility Question
Hello, I stumbled across this site while doing some research and thought I'd post my question here. I don't require a waiver myself - I have a visa to live in the US. However, I have a close...
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Waiver application processing times
Filed on sept5 2016 at North Portal land crossing Just received yesterday dated Jan17 a five year waiver. It is my second waiver
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Old Crimal charges/Cannot remeber what they were from
Im trying to get all the paperwork together to apply for my U.S. Waiver.. I was at the point where I am needing to expain my convictions.. I had 2 charges of "obstructing a peace officer" and I...
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arrested, charged but no conviction
Over 10 years ago I was hanging out with some guys that were smoking pot in a parking lot. The cops showed up & searched the vehicles. They found prescription pain killers in a ziploc bag....
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how to pay fee?
Hello, I am going to file my application at a land border port of entry (maine). How do you pay the 585$ fee? can you pay with a credit card there or do you have to pay by cheque. i read that when...
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C-216 fingerprint question
Just confirming, I was told by the RCMP that they don't do a C-216 form any more and i'd have to go through an agency. I got my fingerprints back from that agency, notarized with my prints/pic on...
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Sworn Statement
Hi guys, first time filing for a waiver. My 6 months was last week. For some reason my fingerprints keep coming back unclassified , which they said means not readable. Instead of making me redo my...
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How long to wait before application?
Hello guys, In april of 2016 I was pulled into the secondary inspection area because the Border guard said he could smell marijuana. Long story short, they found a very small part of a joint...
I 194 confusion
I got a 212(a)6(c)i visa denial when i was trying to apply for US visa from my home country 10 years back. I neither tried to apply nor tried to enter US since then. now I am a Canadian citizen, do...
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So confused...
I need to apply for the i194 waiver, but there seems to be so much info. I went right the source and got a check list from the US Custom and Border web sit and just want to see if i'm on the right...
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Need help with waiver
Okay so in 2012, I was charged with two counts of drug trafficking and before trial I breeched my conditions, which was a no-contact order to stay out of contact with the guy who was also charged....
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Visited aro personally
Current waiver valid so I went to aro with my family talked with a agent explained my situation told me come back tomorrow when I did within 2 hours I had my waiver he was very nice and said people...
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After waiver is received and approved
Do you have to go in for secondary inspection every time you cross the border? Aside from the waiver, do they expect any other documents?
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Changes to waiver periods!
Due to backlogs it appears that ARO is moving to start issuing waivers for first time and renewals to five years! Thought everyone would want to know, so I'm posting some references from US...
New employer
Hi guys I have a 5 year waiver. If I change employers do I need to submit a new waiver application. Thanks
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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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