An American Waiver is an official document issued by the American authorities, which lawfully allows a person with a criminal record in his home country (e.g. Canada, France, Italy…), to legally enter American territory for a specified period of time.
Unfortunately it is a reality which limits the free movement of persons with a criminal record in their country of origin in the United States.
It is the American government's decision whether to consider the existence of the conviction as a ground for inadmissibility to the United States.
The consequences can be dramatic for those who take the risk to travel to the United States. You may be refused entry at the border and your vehicle, belongings and air ticket may be taken away from you. You may even be detained and deported, just because of a simple shoplifting incident at the corner store a long time ago.
Unfortunately this is a reality experienced by several people at the borders, it is a frustrating experience. Since the events of September 11, 2001, measures to control U.S. Customs have increased to ensure national security.
Traveling to or passing through the United States is a concern for you, please contact us, our department is at your disposal to ensure a safe travel far from the illusions and scenarios.
"No consideration is given to the age of the offence, once a person is convicted, the entry in the United States is a national security issue taken seriously, it is necessary to obtain the lifting of the ban in order to pass the border. "
Explanations issued by an officer of AJ border
Even if you have obtained the Pardon in Canada, the United States does not recognize the Canadian Pardon; which is why you must get a Waiver on the ban on US entry.
Your trip to the United States must be prepared as soon as possible, as this is now a process that takes time.
It takes about 4 to 8 months to prepare a request for the Waiver. Receiving the Waiver on the ban on US entry takes 6 to 10 months from the date of filing the application.
It is important that you apply well in advance of your intended date of travel to the United States.
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