Waivers in BC - NON-Essential

J Rogersposted 1 month ago

I am about to file 2 waivers in BC with another coming. Can anyone who has filed waivers there give me some experiences, who you call etc?

Obviously these will be done with eSAFE, but how do you make the appointment (if needed) and which border crossing/location are the fingerprints done?

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As per a previous inquiry… what POEs are accepting eSAFE? What locations across Canada and do you anticipate any new POEs accepting waivers in the near future?

Magnus replied 1 month ago   #7

So again, anyone go to the Peace Arch? My client is anxious to go, and although I will confirm with Homeland Security, I want to be 100% sure.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #6

@John, that is good news, Thanks for all the good updated info...

Michelle replied 1 month ago   #5

@Michelle I thought there was a big announcement here that one BC location was taking them. I was just wondering if anyone here had tried it. I think before I pay the $585 I will make sure they are indeed taking it.

I have 2 brothers here in Ontario who did not make the 45 days after I had paid. It was 10 days as of yesterday since the 45 days had passed, but the file was still open on eSAFE. I called and they were given an extension until October 8. They are going on September 22. But just a heads up, it looks like they are informally extending that deadline. Once they close the file it will say "abandoned" on eSAFE.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #4

@John, according to the listing on E-safe there are 5 locations, but not sure if they are actually doing it. Can you client call them to see? It could change from day to day or from Custom Officer.

Michelle replied 1 month ago   #3


Yes, and I was hoping for someone who actually DID it, so I can get insight by someone who handed their waiver in in BC

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #2

Which POEs are accepting eSAFE?

Magnus replied 1 month ago   #1

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