Why Was I Denied Entry to the United States?

Increased security in the United States and Canada has resulted in stricter requirements for who is allowed into a country. For example, while previously one generally only needed a valid passport to travel between the two countries, but now you could be subject to a criminal background check or be required to prove additional information to the United States border officials. denied Entry

You can be denied entry to the United States for a variety of reasons, with the most common being medical inadmissibility or criminal inadmissibility.

Medical inadmissibility can be for any of the following:

Not having the required vaccinations
Mental disorders or physical disorders that present a danger to others
Drug abuse or drug addiction
Diseases that are contagious

You could also be criminally inadmissible to the United States if you have been convicted of a criminal offence and have a criminal record.

What can I do if I am denied entry to the United States?

If you are denied entry to the United States, don’t panic! You may still have options. We have handled thousands of cases where someone has been denied entry to the United States with great success!

You could be admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant on a temporary basis depending on your situation by applying for a waiver of inadmissibility. When you apply for a US Waiver of inadmissibility, three different things will be considered:

– why you want to seek entry to the United States
– the seriousness of your crime or reason for your criminal record, if applicable
– the risk of harm to society if you do enter the United States

These United States waivers of inadmissibility are valid for up to five years in most cases, depending on your personal circumstances – it’s up to the immigration officer. If you are able to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility for the United States, you will be able to enter the United States despite your reasons for inadmissibility. You will have to show the waiver every time you enter the united States.

Have you been denied entry to the United States? We can help! Contact us using the form on the right.

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