Each day there are hundreds of Canadians being denied entry to the US because of old criminal charges.
Once you are denied entry to the US, you will require an I-194 or US Entry Waiver to re-enter the US. This is a costly and complicated process that also takes time. We help hundreds of people each month to navigate through this process so that they can return to the US for vacation, work or to see friends and relatives.
If you have not been denied entry but have an old criminal record, even if the criminal charge was dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, absolute or conditional discharge, you should apply for a Canada Pardon or File Destruction. It may be possible to be safe to travel to the US, once your charges are removed from the system.
Here is a recent email we received from a distressed Canadian who was refused entry to the US:
“I recently planned a dream vacation to Hawaii last week for me and my spouse and was declined entry into the USA due to an incident that happened in 1993 while crossing into the states where I had a ‘rouch’ (0.2grams) of marjuana in the bottom of my purse.”
“We lost the entire value of our trip and was told I’m never allowed into the states unless I get a waiver.”
” My question is can I get a pardon instead and deal with this once and for all instead of having to pay $600 US every year and that isn’t even guaranteed that they will grant you a waiver?”
” I was sentenced with a delayed sentence under a special statute for first offenders at that time and the case was dimissed in 1994.”
“If you can please help me as I’m feeling very alone in this situation. Thank you for anything you can do to help me!”
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.