Even if an individual already has a nonimmigrant visa such as the popular H-1B visa that allows American companies to employ Canadians in specialty occupations, a US Waiver 2018 is still needed to overcome criminal inadmissibility (including for alien re-entry).
People make mistakes in their life, especially when they are young, and sometimes these mistakes lead to a criminal conviction.
If you are a resident of Canada and have made such a mistake in your past, you could very well be denied entry to the United States on your next trip even if the crime occurred 10 years ago.
While it is possible to apply for a US Entry Waiver yourself by completing Form I-192 which allows inadmissible non-immigrant aliens to request permission for temporary admittance to the United States, it is important to realize that it is a highly complex legal process that can easily overwhelm someone without professional assistance.
The US Waiver application requires a significant amount of tedious paperwork including proof of citizenship, fingerprints, biographic information (form G-325A), police records, court documents, character references, rehabilitation docs, and even form I-212 if the individual has already been removed from or denied entry to the country.
As of 2010, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now has full access to the Canadian criminal databases including APIS and CPIC (maintained by the RCMP), and as a result Canadians with even a single criminal conviction dating as far back as the 1960s can find themselves inadmissible to the USA.
If you are reading this, chances are you want to learn how to get into the United States with a criminal history as simply & easily as possible.
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Many older Canadians with a bygone criminal record have been traveling south of the border trouble free for decades, but all of sudden in the past few years have found themselves unexpectedly shut out of the USA.
After 9/11 the US Department of Homeland Security began taking a number of different measures to increase security at the border.
The Department of Homeland Security standards are extremely high, and forgetting to include even a single document can result in the entire application being rejected.