US border crossing with ANY form of criminal charges has become a lot more difficult.
We are being inundated with calls and emails from people who are getting turned away at the US Border even for criminal charges that have been withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, absolute or conditional discharged.
Here is an email we received today from a very concerned traveler:
“I am a Chief Engineer on a Canadian ship. Today entering US port Mobile Alabama I was refused to get entry permit to US. I have to stay on board of the ship.”
“I was last 15 years at least 100 times in US and never happened and never even asked.”
“It is true I was questioned by police in 1996 about domestic violence ( Febr 1996) but charges and were dismissed ( judge dismissed)because that actually never happened.”
If you have been denied entry to the US, then you will require a US Entry Waiver or I0194 to re-enter the US. This is a complicated and lengthy application and requires expertise to complete.
In this person’s case, he may not need a US Entry Waiver if we can prove to the Americans that he’s not as bad as they think. We will proceed with a file destruction and collect all the paperwork from the police, courts, RCMP, for the client and hopefully after showing it to DHS (Department of Homeland Security) they will allow him re-entry. If not, he will need a US Entry Waiver (I-194).
If this person had called us earlier to remove the criminal charges, fingerprints and photos from the system, we believe he would never have been put in this messy situation.
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011.