Welcome to the new i-194 Waiver Forum
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Waiver regarding TN visa
Hi Guys, I want to move to US after completing my engineering degree next year. I need a waiver as I had an assault charge about 12 years ago. What kind of waiver do i need to get a TN visa (for...
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criminal record reports
Should we include criminal record reports if we have them and also a pardon report for another charge? They already knew about it anyway..I guess we should include it on the waiver? I know the...
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Off Topic Question
I was just curious about the fact that everyone here has or did have a criminal record at one time or another. What was there job profession now given that the 'criminal record' title could/would...
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Waiver received
After 157 days I got my letter in mail box I've been doing this for 25 years myself I have extensive record never a problem filling out a waiver is not a problem do not let people tell you you...
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Do I need a waiver
In 2000 I was arrested on a DUI in Washington state. I am a Canadian and I was found guilty of the DUI and sentenced to 2 days in jail, fines, rehab and a year suspension from driving. I did not...
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Lost Original i-194
I lost my original cover letter and i-194, I have looked on all the US websites and cannot find way to have a new one issued, any idea?
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Could any one please share your experience with appeal receiving denial letter? How long did it take you to receive the appeal outcome? thanks so much! O
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Which port of entry
Hi..we are ready to submit the waiver. My husband wanted to go to Pearson airport but I think it might be too busy. Is it okay..do you need an appointment first or just show up? My brother says its...
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CBP Blue Meanies
To those that travel into the US with or without a waiver make sure you keep a note of what you told them when they asked you specific questions because if you say one thing and then another you're...
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Waiver Question
Hello everyone, I have had my waiver for just over 18 months. I am thinking about purchasing a small condo in Fort Lauderdale for the family to enjoy. I am self employed and will probably go down...
Andy D
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Filing Fee
Is it true that the cost is going up soon from $585 to over $900.00? And if so when will this go into effect?Thanks
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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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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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