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US Waivers

Do you need a US waiver?

A United States waiver of inadmissibility allows individuals who are otherwise inadmissible to the United States (such as people with a criminal record) the ability to enter the United States for temporary trips.  People can be inadmissible to the United States for any number of reasons, but most often the reason for inadmissibility is a […]

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Playboy Playmate Accused of Smuggling Canadian Boyfriend into United States

Former Playboy magazine Playmate Colleen Shannon was in Federal Court this week, charged with trying to smuggle her Canadian boyfriend, Robert Skojo, across the US-Canada border during summer 2012. While Canadians are able to travel to the United States pretty easily with a valid passport, a Canadian criminal record can render them inadmissible to the […]

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Harry Potter Actress Emma Watson denied entry to US

According to the New York Daily News, Actress Emma Watson was stopped at the JFK airport in New York over the Christmas break because the customs officers assumed she was an unaccompanied minor due to her youthful appearance.  In fact, Emma Watson is actually 22 years old. However, according to several tweets on her personal […]

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What Happens When You’re Denied Entry into the US at the Airport?

If you are denied entry into the United States after a long flight, you might be tempted to argue with the airport officials. Do not argue. Many foreign travelers are denied entry into the US at airport terminals everyday. The causes may vary because of the traveler’s background.     Background Denials Might Include: • […]

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I am a Canadian denied entry to USA

Many Canadians love to visit the United States every year to shop, vacation or visit family and friends. Canada’s relationship with the United States is a positive one, so most Canadians only need to flash their valid passport before they are allowed on in to the United States of America. But are there circumstances where […]

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What are waivers for being denied entry to the United States?

A United States waiver of inadmissibility is a document that will allow someone to enter the United States if they have previously been denied entry to the United States or think they likely would be denied entry to the United States.  People who have criminal records and health problems might be denied entry to the […]

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Why Would Someone Be Denied Entry to the United States?

Unfortunately, people are denied entry to the United States every day! Not all of these people deserve to be denied entry to the United States or pose a risk to the United States – mistakes can happen, but in these times of increased border security the United States feels that they are better safe than […]

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Sex Workers Attending 2012 AIDS conference Denied US Visa

After hundreds of frustrated sex workers, who were seeking to enter the United States to participate in the 2012 International AIDS conference, have been denied US visas by immigration officers, they started conducting their own meeting in Calcutta India on Saturday in protest against the refusal. Sex Worker Participants The seven-day event in the Eastern […]

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US Officials Denied Permanent Residence Applicant with Gang Tattoos

As part of his application for US permanent residence, native Mexican Hector Villalobos traveled back to Mexico from Colorado to attend to his visa interview with a US immigration officer. In order to complete his application process, he needed to stay for a few months in his home country. Officer refused the tattooed guy Seven […]

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Why Was I Refused Entry to the US When I have a Valid Visa?

What does a visa mean to you? I remember in late 2009, a young Korean lady was held at John F. Kennedy airport in New York by a US Immigration Officer who was accusing the young lady of illegally using her valid tourist visa to enter into the United States to do temporary work. The officer began […]

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US Waiver Application for Canadians

Denied a US Visa? Can I re-apply?

Many hopeful applicants get nervous prior to a visa interview as they worry about whether a consular officer will grant them visa or deny their application. In most cases, visa applicants are interviewed by a US embassy Consulate who reviews the application information and supporting documents submitted by visa applicants. After reviewing the available information, […]

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Denied Entry to the US? US Waiver FAQs

About US Waiver Applications If you have a criminal record and would like to enter the United States, you may need a waiver of inadmissibility in certain circumstances. Some people enter the US  without issues but then are denied entry on another occasions.      If you attempt to cross the border knowing you are […]

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Have you been denied entry to the United States for minor offences?

Canadian man denied entry to the United States While Canadian laws against marijuana possession have become quite relaxed over the past few decades, imagine if it was 1967 and police discovered traces of marijuana in a pipe – in your home. You would be convicted of drug offences because of the laws of the time. […]

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Attention Passport Holders: Unacceptable Passport Photos Could Prevent You From Entering The United States

Canadian Citizens need a passport to gain entry to the United States Passing into 2012 means that it has been five years since five-year passports became mandatory for Canadians to travel into the United States in 2007. In 2007, a surge of people applied for Canadian passports in order to gain entry into the United […]

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Bar for Overstay in the US Rules may Change for Spouses and Children of US Citizens

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposal that would change the application procedures for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens who are eligible for a US Green Card. The proposed rules would enable families to remain together during the process.   Under the rules as they are now, people who quality for US PR […]

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