Many people with a criminal record are concerned about traveling to the U.S. to visit family. Understandably so, considering that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can refuse you entry at the U.S. border if you have a criminal record.
Since June 2009, the Americans are requiring every Canadian to have a passport to cross the U.S. border which has made it even easier for them to detect criminal records.
Even if your criminal charges are dismissed, stayed, withdrawn or acquitted or conditional or absolute discharged, you can be denied entry to the U.S.
We know this because we get calls from Canadians every day who have been denied entry at the U.S. border because of their criminal record.
If you have been denied entry, then you need a U.S. Entry Waiver or I-194 to re-enter the U.S. This process is very complicated and time consuming. We help hundreds of Canadians each month obtain U.S. Entry Waivers so that they will be safe to travel.