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Find out if you are eligible for the entry Waiver Application
Are you frustrated because you were so excited for your trip to the U.S. and the day has finally come but you arrive at the border just to find out that you are not allowed to enter the country. This may come as a surprise to many individuals and most of the time they do not even know why they got denied entry in the first place. If you are considered inadmissible to the United States you would have to apply for a Waiver Application to overcome your inadmissibility issue. Most people get offended and/or angry at the border security officers because the majority of time a person gets denied entry to the U.S. is because they may have committed crime from a really long time ago. Your criminal record stays with you forever (unless you go through the criminal rehabilitation process) so if you get denied entry do not be surprised if the officer uses the crime you committed over 10 years ago against you. Do not give up with your situation there’s still hope because with Akrami & Associates there is always a way!
What do I do if I get Denied Entry into United States?
If you get denied entry to any country, the worst thing for you to do is to attempt to re-enter through a different border especially if you want to enter the United States and are a Canadian citizen. By attempting to enter using a different border will not help your situation but just making matter worse because you did not follow the officers’ directions. It can possibly lead to you permanently not being able to enter into the U.S. The reason(s) behind why this is such a bad idea is that denied admissions are updated in U.S. database and are accessible as soon as they enter you into the system (when you get denied entry at a specific U.S. border). This could jeopardize your ability to enter the United States for the rest of your lifetime. Well then what should I do when I am denied entry into the U.S you might ask yourself. All you need to do at the border is stay as calm as possible and do not do anything that would make the officers question you and your situation. We encourage you to seek help from legal experts regarding serious circumstances such as this. When you hire an immigration lawyer experienced in U.S. law, the greater the rate of your applications’ success will be. If you have ever been charged or fingerprinted, an FPS number (Fingerprint Number) was created and linked to your name and associated charges/criminal record so by hiring a lawyer, they will be able to assess your situation and guide you towards the right direction and tell you what steps you should take depending on your charges and criminal activity which is denying you entry into the U.S.
What is a US Entry Waiver?
A USA Waiver also known as an Entry Waiver is a document issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department of the United States federal government. Some responsibilities of The Department of Homeland Security includes public security, granting entry to a Canadian citizen with a conviction into the US etc. The US entry waiver will remove all risks of being refused entry at the border. Now you may think that this sounds too good to be true however, the reason that this waiver (once approved) removes all risks of being refused entry at the border is the fact that the DHS is considered a “superior governing body” to the border guards. Depending on the nature of seriousness with your conviction, a U.S. entry waiver can be issued to you for a variety of time periods. If your offence is not as serious, A USA entry waiver can be granted for a period of years, usually 5, and then decreases to either 1 or 2 years if your conviction is on the more serious side. It is strongly advised that you start the renewal process six months prior to the expiry of your US entry waiver if you do not renew your U.S. entry waiver, you run the risk of being “kicked out” of the country at any given moment following the expiry date of your waiver. Also, if you overstay your welcome period, you will run the risk of potentially being inadmissible to the United States the next time you attempt to enter the country (United States of America). The length of the waiver normally depends on the extent or seriousness of the crimes you have committed and the period of time that has elapsed since conviction. Once you have received your US entry waiver, you will be legally allowed inside/permitted to enter the US despite your past criminal records/activities. If you need and/or require any assistance at all with your U.S. entry waiver, please do not hesitate to contact Akrami & Associates today.
How do I obtain a U.S. Waiver?
Obtaining a U.S. entry waiver is not as easy as it looks. However, although it is not easy to obtain, everyone who has ever been charged with a criminal conviction at one point in their lives (no matter how long ago it was) is encouraged to apply for a U.S. entry waiver prior to travelling to the United States of America. Obtaining a U.S. entry waiver is a long and tedious process that begins with having your fingerprints taken by the police or an accredited fingerprinting agency. When you choose to hire Akrami & Associates with your U.S. entry waiver application, we will/are able to complete your application from start to finish with little effort on your part. The finished application will include a long list of documentation required by American authorities such as border officers or immigration officers. This includes documents such as passport pages, biographical information, immigrations forms, conviction reports etc. To find out every document you need, you will have to call Akrami & Associates and one of our legal representatives will let you know depending on your situation/circumstance.
Contact Akrami and Associates today
The legal experts at Akrami & Associates have a lot of knowledge and experience to help assist you with your legal matter because we understand how daunting and overwhelming of a process it can be especially with a matter like the U.S. entry waiver where there are various documents that you are required to include, because of this you may not know where to start but that’s where we come in (once you hire us). We provide you with a list of documents to include and so instead of scrambling to search what you need to include along with your application, you just have to provide us the documents we state on the list we give you. Please call today and book your consultation.
With Akrami & Associates there is always a way!