Why should I apply for a U.S. Waiver?

If you have a criminal record and you wish to enter USA without worries, you need to apply for a U.S. Entry Waiver. It is illegal to enter the U.S. with a criminal record. Unless the person is a U.S. citizen, has Native Indian Status, or has a U.S. Waiver.

Many individuals go through the process of obtaining a Pardon before trying to cross the border. Although this helps since U.S. Officials would not be able to see your criminal conviction past on their system. Many times U.S. officials ask many questions that might lead to letting them know you had a criminal conviction past, this leads to U.S. Immigration officers downloading information into their computer system. Once that happens you will have an INS and FBI file. When you have an INS and FBI file you will be required to apply for a U.S. Entry Waiver for life. Their is no possible way to remove your INS and FBI file from their system and your Canadian Pardon will not help you once U.S. Officers discover you had a criminal record.

The FBI can now legally gather information from the RCMP database (CPIC) without a request. This means that U.S. officers can now simply do a check with your name and they will know you have a criminal record and therefore refuse your entry into the U.S.

People in the past might have crossed the U.S. border many times before without worries, that is all changing now since U.S. Immigration is becoming more and more strict with rules and regulations. Going through the border or attempting to cross the border once you’ve been told you need a U.S. Entry Waiver can lead to the seizure of your property or even jail time.

If I apply for a U.S. Entry Waiver how long does it last?

Waivers are granted for periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. Please note once you apply for a U.S. Entry Waiver you will have to re-apply each time the Waiver expires for life.

Why choose PSC to process you U.S. Entry Waiver?

Going through the process of a U.S. Entry Waiver can be difficult. It is a lot more difficult than going through the process of a Canadian Pardon. Applications completed incorrectly can be returned or denied which leads to a lot of time wasted and money non-refunded. There is a lot more documents to gather from each conviction(s) you have on your record to additional items that are required by U.S. Customs.

Canada Pardon Waiver highly trained case workers are here to help you every step of the way. We make sure all applications are done correctly by gathering correct court documents as well as any other additional information required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Our case workers start to work on your file from the very first day you apply and you can expect updates each time something changes on your file. Our service is fast, friendly, and confidential.

Process Time Frame

It usually takes Canada Pardon Waiver Services approximately 4-8 months or less to complete a U.S. Waiver process case file. In some cases, it could take longer it depends on each case and how serious your criminal record is or how serious the reason of deportation or removal from USA was.