Clarifying US Entry Waivers

Clarifying US Entry Waivers

Clarifying US Entry Waivers

Canada and the United States Both Have Laws Preventing People With Criminal Records From Crossing the Border.

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify some of the confusion surrounding admissibility to the United States.

The only way to guarantee access to the United States is to apply for an I-192 waiver.

Pardons are not recognized by the US government. If you tell a customs officer that you have been pardoned, they could still refuse you entry at the border.

Some people who have been pardoned choose to lie if they are questioned about the existence of a criminal record by a customs officer. This method is often effective but there is no guarantee that it will work. Being caught in a lie by US Customs carries serious repercussions.

Not all criminal convictions make a person inadmissible to the USA. Someone with one DUI should not be refused at the border. Other exceptions exist. Speak with a counsellor to determine whether you are legally inadmissible.

If you need to travel for work purposes, or are simply not willing to risk refusal at the border, then you should pursue a waiver.

If you have any questions please or concerns or would like to discuss the details of your case please contact us and a counsellor will be happy to assist you.

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bill thill / August 1, 2012

i need to know if i need a usa waiver , convictions are about 20 yrs old and i hve been pardoned 15 yrs ago but never entered usa

thx

bill

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frankie b / August 3, 2012

I finished my federal record in March/2012…It was a fraud charge…I did my full time would I be able to enter the US…please reply Thanks

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Doug / August 10, 2012

I was charged with theft under and possession under last year, first time running in with the law. Completed the diversion program and now want to travel to the US to attend sporting events with coworkers/mini family vacations. Do I need an entry waiver?

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Erin / August 15, 2012

This blog does not agree with what your website says. My husband was advised BY YOUR STAFF that he needed a pardon, not a waiver, to enter the US. But your blog now states he needs a waiver.
Your website says: “There are only two ways to be absolutely sure you are not at risk when entering the United States of America. One is to make sure there is no record of any criminal activity associated with your name. The second is by applying for a US entry waiver. ” http://www.nationalpardon.org/NPC_travelrestrictions.html

We have been waiting 1.5yrs for our pardon outcome. We are still waiting. Did your staff tell us to pursue the wrong thing?? Help!

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Ying / September 18, 2012

Hi there,

Thanks for all your messages.

The only way to guarantee access to the United States is to apply for an
I-192 waiver.

Pardons are not recognized by the US government. If you tell a customs
officer that you have been pardoned, they could still refuse you entry at
the border.

Some people who have been pardoned choose to lie if they are questioned
about the existence of a criminal record by a customs officer. This method
is often effective but there is no guarantee that it will work. Being caught
in a lie by US Customs carries serious repercussions.

If you need to travel for work purposes, or are simply not willing to risk
refusal at the border, then you should pursue a waiver.

Thanks.

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