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Do you need a US entry waiver?

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.

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Our fee for securing your guaranteed US entry waiver is only $740 (monthly plans available).

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If we don't secure your US entry waiver, we will re-apply on your behalf for free.

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If you've already received a pardon (record suspension), we can prepare your application in as little as two weeks.


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US entry waivers: answers to your frequently asked questions

Who needs to apply for a US Entry Waiver?

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.

How much does a US entry waiver cost?

Our fee for securing a US entry waiver on your behalf is just $740, tax included.

There are other fees involved with obtaining a waiver. Here's a couple you'll be responsible for:

  • RCMP digital fingerprinting fee: $75 (approximately)
  • US Department of Homeland Security filing fee: US$585

Note that some other companies might not tell you about that US$585 Homeland Security fee, but it applies to every waiver application – whether they tell you about it up front or not.

Payment Plans

We can negotiate a monthly payment plan that fits your budget. The US filing fee is payable when you submit your application.

I've received a pardon (record suspension) for my offense(s) – do I still need an entry waiver to enter the US?

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.

Is my US entry waiver guaranteed?

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.)

Can I get a permanent US entry waiver?

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."

How long does it take to get 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.

Can I get an "expedited" US entry waiver?

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.

How soon after my conviction can I apply for a US entry waiver?

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.

How long will my US entry waiver be valid for?

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.

What's required from me to get my US waiver?

Once you've paid a deposit and activated your file, there are a few things you'll have to do, such as:

  • Get your fingerprints scanned
  • Obtain a letter of employment and 2 or 3 letters of character reference
  • Submit your Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant in person.

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!

Our Service Guarantee:

  • We'll explain things clearly and honestly. We won't make false claims just to get or keep your business. You'll know where you stand and what's really possible.

  • You'll get your US entry waiver as soon as possible. We get you results quickly, but we'll never build up unrealistic expectations – beware of companies that do.

  • We'll work with you throughout the entire process. We'll deal with any challenges that arise as quickly as we can. You won't be on your own.

  • Our pricing is fair, and lower than most other companies. But unlike our competitors, you'll get the highest level of service and integrity.

We have helped thousands of Canadians and we can help you too!

We're proud of our service and success record, but what really matters is what our clients think. Here’s just a small sample of real results we've achieved for real clients:

"Thanks for your great work. The service was excellent and fast!"

T.H., approved for 5 years (convicted on two charges of possession of a scheduled substance)

"It sure feels great to have this matter taken care of, as I was completely overwhelmed when I tried to do it myself."

D.G., approved for 5 years (convicted on six charges of obstruction, prostitution, breach of the narcotic control act, theft under $1,000, failure to attend court and credit card fraud)

"I highly recommend you to anyone with a criminal record!"

R.S., approved for 1 year (convicted on 45 charges of possession of a credit card, possession of break-in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a scheduled substance, possession of stolen mail, obstructing a peace officer, failure to comply with recognizance, personation with intent, break and enter, breach, fraud, assault and theft)

"I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. I'm glad I chose your services."

C.S., approved for 3 years (convicted on four charges of fraud under $5,000)

"Lucky for me, a friend referred me to you and you got me a waiver in about five months."

V.Y., approved for 5 years (convicted on two charges of theft over $1,000 and fraud under $1,000)

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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.