Many people call us in shock that they have been turned away at the US Border because of an old criminal record. They were under the false assumption that because they have a valid Canadian Passport, that they have been pre-cleared to go to the US.
This is obviously WRONG. Yet hundreds of people each day, take the chance of crossing the US Border with a criminal record. Even if your charges were dismissed, stayed, withdrawn, conditional or absolute discharged, the Americans can still turn you away at the US Border.
Once you have been denied entry to the US, you will require an I-194 or US Entry Waiver to re-enter the US. The border guards will give you an I-192 form to fill out. The process for obtaining a US Entry waiver is complex and requires careful consideration. We help people to complete this application.
If you have never been denied entry to the US, you may be safe to travel once a Pardon is granted and your charges are removed from CPIC or the RCMP files.
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.