U.S. Entry Waiver Services in Winnipeg
For people who live in Winnipeg, one of the most convenient things about this city is easy access to an airport hub. It makes travel around the world much easier, but our central location in the country also makes it easy to just drive south and cross the border into the United States. Manitoba continues to share a large, friendly border with our American neighbors, and this makes it very easy for most Canadians to cross over into the USA.
However, that is not necessarily the case with all Canadians. It is a little stricter these days; a passport is now a required document, whereas, in the past, even a driver’s license was enough to enter America. Canadians that have a criminal record encounter huge obstacles when trying to enter the United States, unless they have a U.S. entry waiver (I-192 or I-194).
The Moral Turpitude Category
Thanks to friendly relations and proximity, millions of Canadians journey to the United States annually. Some do this by driving up to the border, while others go through international airports. What all Canadians experience, regardless of their method of travel, is a brief interaction with the Customs & Border Patrol, or CBP. They have the legal right to conduct a background check on any incoming visitor.
In order to keep movement efficient, they don’t, of course, check every single person. For people with criminal convictions, this may mean that for years there has been no problem crossing over into America. However, even if this has been done before, it is not actually legal. If a Canadian has committed a crime that falls under the American “moral turpitude” category, they are technically not allowed entry into America. Crimes like theft, fraud, weapons and drug-related activities are just a few violations that fall under this category.