Are you flagged when you are denied entry to the United States?

Recently, the governments of the United States and Canada have signed an information sharing agreement, which means that if you have a “red flag” such as a criminal record in Canada or a previous immigration violation in Canada, the United States will be able to see if when you try and enter their country. Entering the US with a Criminal Record

Because the United States has more access to information about Canadians now, they are more likely to find reasons to deny you entry when you attempt to enter the country.

In a sense, you are flagged. People are inadmissible to the United States for many different reasons, but most commonly are denied entry because they have a criminal record. However, you do have options even if you are criminally inadmissible to the United States.

Applying for a United States waiver of inadmissibility

The United States has several different waivers available for various reasons of inadmissibility, including criminal inadmissibility. These waivers are not easy to obtain however, and the applicant will have to provide a lot of information and documentation to the immigration authorities when they apply. In addition, these waiver applications can take months to process.

When determining whether your are eligible for a United States waiver of inadmissibility, the United States immigration authorities will consider the seriousness of your original offense, the risk of harm to society if you are allowed to enter the country, and why you wish to enter the United States.

We have helped many people who were inadmissible to the United States because of criminal records obtain waivers of inadmissibility. We can help you, too! They do take a few months to process, so please contact us as soon as possible to learn about your options.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.


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