Why can someone be denied entry to the US?
Are you concerned about being denied entry to the United States? This is a common concern for many as it can be a very unpleasant surprise to be denied entry to the United States in your travels. Even if you are a Canadian citizen, you can still be denied entry.
There are many reasons people can be denied entry, including having a communicable disease, someone who has a criminal record for crimes of moral turpitude, crimes for drug offenses, having ties to organized crime or terrorist organizations, previously having overstayed a visa or not being able to prove that you have enough money to pay for your time in the United States.
For some of these reasons, including having overstayed or having a criminal record, you can apply for a waiver that will allow you into the country.
What is a United States waiver of inadmissibility?
A United States waiver of inadmissibility is a special document that you can apply for in advance of your travel. It can take up to a year to process these waivers, and it is a lengthy process.
In order to obtain a waiver, you will need to provide a lot of information surrounding your conviction to United States immigration authorities, including local court records, an RCMP certificate, character references and a written personal statement.
It is recommended that if you intend to apply for a United States waiver of inadmissibility that you speak with a licensed immigration lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that you are on the right track. These applications are not easy, but we can help you! We have helped many Canadians enter the United States even if they were previously facing immigration difficulties.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association.Read more
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