What is a Criminal or Nonimmigrant Waiver?
Some people may be refused entry to the United States due to a past criminal or immigration matter. However, even if you are deemed inadmissible to the U.S., you may apply to CBP for a nonimmigrant waiver which waives the exclusion ground and allows you to cross the border.
Due to the close relationship between the U.S. and Canada, the inability to enter the U.S. freely can be devastating. Many Canadians enter the U.S. for business and work reasons, family matters, medical care, vacations and shopping. Even if a conviction has been pardoned or happened many years ago, it can surface at any time. Click here to view a short video regarding this topic.
In certain instances, CBP may refuse an individual incorrectly even if there is a criminal record. Berardi Immigration Law can analyze the charges and/or conviction and determine if a waiver is warranted or if the conviction qualifies for the petty offense exception. If a waiver is required, we will work with you to prepare a comprehensive packet to be filed with CBP in support of your waiver application.
If you have been refused entry to the U.S. or have a criminal or immigration record that you believe may render you inadmissible, it is important that you speak to an experienced immigration attorney. Please contact us by calling 877-721-6100 or send an e-mail by clicking here.
Page summary: A nonimmigrant waiver allows an individual otherwise inadmissible to the U.S. to be admitted for temporary purposes.