US Entry WaiverCanadians seeking permission to enter the U.S.
What is a US Entry Waiver?
A US Entry Waiver is a travel document required to overcome inadmissibility to the United States. You may be inadmissible for a number of reasons that include; having a Canadian criminal record in the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database, attempting to enter the US with contraband, overstaying on an approved immigration visa, among other reasons. This application, once approved, is issued for a period of time ranging from 1- 5 years and requires you to renew in advance of expiry. By addressing your inadmissibility and being approved for a Waiver, you will regain your freedom to travel into the US as a visitor for holidays, work-related conferences and family visits.
Why do I need a US Entry Waiver?
Attempting to enter the US with a Canadian criminal record, after overstaying on an approved immigration visa, or after being told you are not permitted to enter for a different reason will create further problems for you. You must treat border crossing as a privilege and abide by immigration laws. Applying and waiting on approval of your US Entry Waiver will allow you to travel freely with a subsequent document to your passport, eliminating any unforeseen complications when traveling.
We have heard countless stories of travel plans being cut short due to not knowing or not acting according to the rules in place. Contact us to discuss your particular situation prior to making travel plans so that you may travel with peace of mind.
How do I get a US Entry Waiver?
Processing times range from 4-10 months to collect the documents and can be extended depending on where you must obtain court documentation. When the application is ready to be submitted you can expect government decision-making to range from 4-12 months.
Promising news is coming though. The governing body that processes these applications is implementing a digital submission format that is expected to cut processing times in half.
Contact us to evaluate if now is a good time to apply.
I found myself unable to travel for work back in 2016 after being denied entry on my way to a big meeting. It was devastating and has caused major problems with maintaining my American clientele since. A colleague recently shared his similar experience and that he found Pardon Partners through a friend's referral. I have put this off for years but am finally beginning the process of being allowed to travel into the US again freely. After one short conversation, my mind was at ease and I feel good that these are people with vast experience in this industry and who I want to work with.
These include but are not limited to: the nature of applicants desire to enter the US, the type of offence on record, circumstances that led to the offence, the recency of the offence, whether it was an isolated offence or a pattern, if there is evidence of reformation or rehabilitation, seriousness of the cause behind inadmissibility, how this offence were fair in the US with respect to it being considered a misdemeanor or felony
After 20 years in the industry, we are well versed in the US government's assessment factors for applications that stand very little chance. Moreover, we will always be clear from the beginning in outlining your chances of success.