Waivers when denied entry to the United States
Despite how upsetting it can be when you are denied entry to the United States at the border, you do have options. In many cases you can apply for a United States waiver that will allow you into the country anyway, but you need to apply for these well in advance of your travel.
If you have already been denied entry to the United States or you fear that you will be denied entry to the United States, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer as soon as possible to see what your options are.
Being denied entry to the United States
Unfortunately, there are many different reasons people are denied entry to the United States every single day. Most of these denials have to do with a criminal record, although there are varying criminal convictions that will cause you to be denied entry and it is not always easy to tell which ones will prevent you from entering the country.
When you apply for a United States waiver of inadmissibility, you are able to enter the United States despite your inadmissibility issues. The waiver itself is typically good for about five years, but it could be valid for less depending on the immigration officer who issued it to you. It needs to be displayed whenever you enter the United States.
If you are denied entry to the United States, you can apply for a United States waiver of inadmissibility, which will allow you to overcome your inadmissibility to the United States for a temporary period of time. There are waivers available for many different categories of being denied entry to the United States. Before you make plans to travel to the United States, speak to a licensed immigration lawyer about whether or not you can apply for a waiver.
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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