Canadian Denied Entry to the United States – What Do I Do?

If you are denied entry to the United States as a Canadian Citizen, you have several options that non-Canadians do not. If you have a criminal record and you are concerned about being denied entry to the United States, you should ensure that you contact the Department of Homeland Security in advance of your travel to ask them if your particular criminal conviction would prevent you from being denied entry to the United States. Denied Entry to the US

Obtaining a waiver to enter the United States with a criminal record

Even if you have been able to enter the United States prior, you may still encounter difficulties with your criminal record. All criminal convictions are different and the various specifics of your particular case may determine whether you are allowed in the United States or not.
If the Department of Homeland Security tells you that you are not allowed to enter the United States because of your conviction, you can apply for an Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Non-Immigrant, form I-192. These forms should be sent in long before your travel is set to take place because they can take up to several months to process. This form is also called a form of ineligibility.
If your criminal conviction is related to drunk driving, you will need to show Customs and Border Protection all of the information relating to your conviction. In general if your conviction is related to driving under the influence and doesn’t relate to any aggravating factors, you may have an easier time traveling in the United States – however, whether you are allowed to enter the United States or not will greatly depend on the Customs and Border Protection officer at the border.
If you have a criminal record and you are concerned about being denied entry to the United States, contact us. We may be able to help!

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