Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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A copy of the official court record from the actual court of conviction indicating plea indictment
I am currently apply for my I-192 and ive never been charged with anything in any country yet this part of the I-192 says I need "A copy of the official court record from the actual court of...
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Do I need an I-192
If I was charged at the border but then all charges were dropped and I never had a court date or case do I still need to fill out an I-192 form or should I be able to go across the border from...
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Got my I-192 letter of approval but never went to the U.S. yet...Is this letter still valid?
Hi, Hopefully someone can help me here.. I applied for a u.s waiver back in 2008 then finally received the letter of approval in 2011 from the u.s customs and border.. (I hired pardons canada to...
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Speeding Up the Process
So I've sent off my prints to the RCMP And got the ball rolling! I have a few convictions, but I don't remember the dates. Does it make sense to get a criminal record check from my local police and...
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Do I need a Visa Waiver?
Hi there folks. First off, I'm new here. The site is fantastic and a wealth of great info. I have a quick question I'm hoping someone on here can help me clarify. I'm currently in the process of...
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I-192 Fees Increasing Dec. 23/16...EXCEPT for most of us!
The DHS has now published its final rule in the Federal Register, outlining a raft of fee increases for the programs it is in charge of effective Dec. 23, 2016. But there appears to be very good...
Frank Jr
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"A copy of the official court record" & A good company to Process Waiver"
Need some advice here please. I have had waivers for the past 20 years, usually 5 year terms. I have to apply for a new one, and they have new rules that I have to have “A copy of the...
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Canadian with US charges
Hello, so I have pretty much everything in order and am getting ready to submit my application. 14 years ago I was convicted of a misdemeanor possession charge while crossing the border into...
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Have You Ever Smoked Weed? Answer this question and you could be banned from the U.S.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pot-border-banned-waiver-1.3752278 CBC News, by Peter Zimonjic, Julie Van Dusen, September 8, 2016 (as updated) I have attempted to contact Peter today to...
Frank Jr.
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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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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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