Visitor: In 1993 I was charged under Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) “You are an immigrant not in possession of a valid unexpired immigrant visa, reentry permit, border crossing identification card, or other valid entry documents. You are an alien who has willfully misrepresented material facts in order to gain admission to the United States.”
A quick background summary: I was engaged to a US citizen and we tried crossing the border at Niagara Falls and were refused entry because they believed my final destination would be Minneapolis and not passing through to Canada. We attempted to enter at Detroit and were denied entry again. We had both contacted our respective consulates (myself Dorval, and my fiance in the US) and we were never advised to obtain a Fiancee Visa. We were going to marry within 3 months and we were advised by a lawyer we hired in Minneapolis that once we were married the charges would be dropped. Ultimately we decided not to marry, I returned to Canada, and since that time I have applied for, and been granted, numerous entries into the United States. I never had a hearing before a judge to establish I was not entitled to enter the United States.
The last time I went through the approval process for an I-194 was in May 2000, which was granted for one year. In 2009 I spoke with an Immigration lawyer and was told I could no longer have a hearing, and that I would need to keep re-applying for a I-192 for the rest of my life as it’s a permanent record. I have continued to work, reside and raise a family in Toronto since 1994, and I am wanting to see what I can do to move forward and be able to travel for pleasure to the United States. My children are of the age where they may decide to attend University in the United States, and I want to be able to visit them.
Pardons Canada: Unless the Americans change their rules, you will need to continue to apply for a US Entry Waiver or I-192. Usually, you will get a five year US waiver so you won’t have to worry about it for five years and then you will need to re-apply for the US Waiver.