What are United States Waivers?

If you have been denied entry to the United States, you may have heard that you could be eligible to apply for a United States Waiver, or a US waiver of inadmissibility. These are documents that will allow you into the United States (if you are approved for one) despite being inadmissible to the United States based on a reason like having a criminal record in Canada. Applying for US waivers of inadmissibility

In most cases, these waivers are good for about five years and one will have to show them every time they cross the border or arrive in the United States. However, an immigration officer may end giving you a waiver that is good for less than five years at their discretion. If you think you will be traveling to the United States, it is a good idea to apply for a United States waiver as soon as possible because they can take up to nine months to process.

Applying for a United States waiver

In order to apply for a United States waiver, you will have to fill out two application forms. One is the form for permission to enter the United States in advance, and the other is a biographic information form.

There is a lot of supporting documentation necessary for a United States waiver application. It is recommended that you obtain three separate character references, while you must also provide the following:

– An RCMP certificate.?- Court records surrounding your criminal offense.

– Proof of a cleared drug test, should your offense be related to narcotics.

– A personal statement regarding the circumstances surrounding your offense and the offense itself.

– Proof that you have strong ties to Canada and will not overstay, including information about your job, any property you have in Canada and information about your family.

A United States waiver is not an easy application, but with the right professional assistance you can set yourself up for the best chance of success in entering the US. However, it is vital that you do so well in advance of traveling there.

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