Many people who call us for a Pardon or US Entry Waiver (I-194) are in shock that they have been turned away at the US border because of an old criminal record. The experience at the US border can be traumatic and embarassing as some customs officers can really make your life difficult.
If you have been denied entry to the US you will require a US Entry Waiver (I-194) to re-enter the US. This application is complex and can take some time to prepare. We have been helping Canadians to obtain US Entry Waivers for 20 years and have the expertise to make sure the application will be accepted by DHS (Department of Homeland Security).
If you have not been denied entry to the US but have a criminal record, no matter how “small” or seemingly insignificant then you require a Pardon to remove the criminal record. If you receive a Canada Pardon it may be possible to cross the US Border without a US Entry Waiver.
Here is a letter from a client we recently helped to get a Pardon for an assault charge:
“Wow, that was just 10 months ago – your urgent service was well worth the small additional cost.”
“It still has not fully sunk in – and it probably won’t until I get my passport and go to another country on holidays for the first time in many years.”
“But even more importantly, now I will not have to turn down opportunities to travel when my work requires it – this is an immense relief.”
“Now I will be able to say an emphatic “yes” with a clear conscience when being asked to travel to the US.”
“Thank you Pardons Canada to your councilors for all your help.”
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.