Waiver question and additional information

DTposted 1 month ago

Hi everyone, I’m new to the forum and would like some information that I cannot seen to find an answer too in other post. I have a theft over charge from 2009 and wants to know if the waiting period to apply for a waiver is from the date of conviction or when turned away at the border. I was refused entry in 2015. Also I know it’s a COMT and would like to know if anyone has received a waiver for a crime involving that recently. Thanks for anyone who can contribute to this post.

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@DT No, I am working with John Rogers. As you speak about AllCleared, they told me just two months ago that I do not qualify to apply for a waiver because of the restitution owing so not sure why they’re giving so much conflicting information. To tell you that they don’t care and then to tell me that I can’t apply because of the same issue, I’d say you should stay away from them. SMH

Marsha replied 1 month ago   #11

@J Rogers I didn’t receive the email could you please send to carluscreary@gmail.com?

DT replied 1 month ago   #10

@Marsha not like that. The phone is in her name and I find that she checks every damn person who I call so if she sees a strange number and call it, she’ll find your the type of service and I’m just not comfortable having to explain. Marsha did you do your own waiver or hired someone?

DT replied 1 month ago   #9

@DT are you saying you share a mobile phone with your partner? If so, more power to you. Lol. I have a large restitution that’s not paid in full. I applied for a waiver recently. It’ll months before I hear something so can’t give a feedback on that but I would say still apply if you would like an opportunity to travel to the US. I took my chances and would be disappointed if I don’t get it but at least I’d know why I didn’t. I paid almost $10,000 of the $50,000 I had to pay. I was a bit misguided as to what would happen after my sentence/probation were over to be honest but I’d like to travel there so went ahead and apply because it’s been 11 years since my last conviction, I have always maintained employment and made a tremendous effort to get a college degree before my sentencing date was over. I believe in second chances.

Marsha replied 1 month ago   #8

Mr Rogers could you please email at carluscreary@gmail.com my girlfriend and I share this home as well as our home phone and it’s something I’ve managed to keep quiet about to be honest and would prefer to leave it that way. Thanks.

DT replied 1 month ago   #7

@DT I used to run the Toronto office for Pardon Services Canada (now called AllCleared) The only have 1 real office, the rest are mailboxes, but there was a time when they had 3 actual offices in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

They do a crappy job when it comes to waivers. They used to be very ethical, I find now they are vague with things and care less about being honest and more about getting new clients. Also they charge some of the highest fees. That is a strategy by the way. They find the more they charge, the more people think they must be "better".

I just had a client go through this. There was a time where they cared a lot less, but recently this has changed. I can scan and email the letter to you (his personal info won't be there) and you can see for yourself. text me your email. 416-843-1371 My name is John Rogers by the way.

Now, let me be clear. Do they ask to prove EVEY restitution? No. Big ones, absolutely.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #6

@J Rogers I remembered speaking with allcleared earlier this year and they said the US don’t care about Canada restitution when applying for waivers hence the reason I’m looking for a second opinion. I find quite a bit of conflicting information going around when it comes to restitution and waiting periods for waivers. I know nothing is guaranteed but my fair is being upfront about restitution could open more questions from ARO. I had visited the courts and they said I paid just over $8000 yo until my probation ended. It’s quite a pretty penny to pay and worry if you’d get it or not so I figure I’ll Google something and stumbled on this forum. Have you ever had a waiver denied because of unpaid restitution if you don’t mind me asking?

DT replied 1 month ago   #5

In your case we would want to be upfront about the partial payment. If not they will simply ask you to show proof you paid it or explain why. There is a possibility they may only give you a 1 year to start but your still PROBABLY going to get the waiver.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #4

@J Rogers my sentence was two years less a day and it was 45 thousand dollars. I paid some of it back but not all. I had two years probation and didn’t pay anything after that. I can’t get a pardon because I didn’t finish paying the money back. It was taken over time from the company I worked for at the time.

DT replied 1 month ago   #3


The date of the offence in this case would this an easy waiver granted.

Variables? Circumstances of course and I am assuming it is done properly with a very good personal letter.

Unless you have more that 2 years in jail, or the money involved was substantial, you SHOULD be able to get a 5 year waiver.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #2

@john and @michelle may be able to respond to this since they are the professionals.

Tiffany replied 1 month ago   #1

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