With few exceptions, if you have a criminal record, the only way to enter the United States legally – including stopovers and passage through US waters – is to obtain a US entry waiver. And we've helped thousands of Canadians do just that. So say yes to that business trip, take the kids to Disneyland and stop being chained to your past. If you're wondering how to get an American waiver, you've come to the right place.
Our fee for securing your guaranteed US entry waiver is only $740 (monthly plans available).
If we don't secure your US entry waiver, we will re-apply on your behalf for free.
If you've already received a pardon (record suspension), we can prepare your application in as little as two weeks.
Why? Because there's no such thing. But that won't necessarily stop you from being charged for it.
If you have a criminal record then you will most likely need a US entry waiver to enter the United States. Some exceptions include minor offenses like assault, DUI and breach, although even they have their own exceptions. How do you know if you need a waiver? Let us help. We'll save you a lot of time and money.
Yes. The US Department of Homeland Security does not recognize Canadian pardons. It has access to the Canadian criminal records database; if you're caught trying to enter the United States without a waiver, customs officers can make your life miserable while they conduct a detailed background investigation – which can take hours.
If you try to enter the US after you've been told you're inadmissible, you risk being jailed, deported and/or having your vehicle confiscated. US customs officials take this very seriously.
The decision to grant you a US entry waiver or not rests solely with the US Department of Homeland Security. If your application is unsuccessful we will re-apply, on your behalf, free of charge. (Note that you may still be responsible for fingerprinting and/or US customs fees.)
United States entry waivers are granted by the ARO (Admissibility Review Office), located in Virginia, for a maximum period of five years. Permanent waivers are no longer issued. It's possible, however, that the ARO may determine that the nature of your criminal past does not require a US waiver. If this happens to be the case you will be notified, in writing, with what is referred to as a September letter. Some inaccurately refer to this letter as a "permanent US entry waiver."
We aim to have your waiver application prepared as fast as possible – typically within 90 days. If you've already obtained a Canadian Pardon (Record Suspension), we can prepare your application in as little as 2 to 4 weeks.
Once your application has been submitted to Homeland Security, it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 months for approval.
Have you seen the fees some companies are charging for "premium" or "expedited" waivers? Truth is, the US Department of Homeland Security processes waiver applications on a first-come-first-serve basis.
When you see a company offering expedited US entry waivers, it usually just means they'll drag their feet a bit if you purchase their standard service. They practically force you to upgrade and pay the higher service fee!
We believe every client deserves the fastest service possible, and that you shouldn't have to pay more to get it. In fact, with us you'll pay a lot less.
Even though Homeland Security can grant you a US waiver as soon as you've been convicted, they won't. We're not going to waste your money on a waiver of inadmissibility application that has no chance of success.
We have a near perfect record when requesting US entry waivers. Why? Because we won't take your money if we know your waiver application won't be successful. And if your application somehow happens to be denied, we'll re-apply on your behalf for free.
If you need a US waiver we'll let you know the ideal time to start your application.
US waivers are approved for a maximum of 5 years. First-time applicants may only be issued a 1-year waiver. We guarantee that your US waiver will be approved, and we'll do our best to make sure your renewal is approved for the maximum 5-year period, which the majority of our clients do receive.
Once you've paid a deposit and activated your file, there are a few things you'll have to do, such as:
Don't worry – we'll provide the fingerprinting instructions and give you a detailed guide on how to effectively prepare the character reference and employment letters. We'll also explain exactly where, when and how to submit your application.
Stop being chained to your past and reclaim your freedom. You'll be glad you did!
We help Canadians reclaim their freedom. For more information and to start your application, please call us at 1.800.345.8880 or submit the form below.