Visitor: I am interested in the cost for a US Waiver.
I have an extensive Criminal record. I do have a Pardon under the old rules.
I have been removed from the US previously in 2003 when I was brought in for Secondary and given a lifetime ban.
I was pardoned in 2016. My last Canadian federal sentence ended Mar 3 2003.
My crimes as per the US were of moral turpitude which included multiple convictions in multiple locations of theft over, break and enters, robbery, take vehicle without owner consent, etc
I am gainfully employed currently.
Married to a Filipina who has relatives in the US but they are unaware of my past history and the purpose of my visit would only be for holidays to the US such as California or Florida or going for Gas and Groceries in the Bellingham area.
Pardons Canada: Since you were denied entry to the US due to your past criminal convictions you will need a US entry waiver or I-192 or I-194 to return to the US so you can visit your wife’s family. It is good that you were pardoned for all of your offences in 2016 but because you are now in the US system, the pardon won’t help you to cross the border since the Americans have already downloaded your criminal record into their system.
You have been out of trouble with the police for almost 20 years so it should not be an issue for you to get the US waiver. The process is complicated but we will navigate the application on your behalf so that it can get approved by the Department of Homeland Security.