The letter of reference is a very significant part of your US Entry Waiver application. This is because it should help convince the U.S. Customs & Border Protection that you will essentially behave yourself if you visit the USA. The book says that you need a minimum of two letters of ref. However, we have discovered that we ask for differing amounts of letters based on each specific case. The competition does not understand this and will just tell you to write two letters only. We approach each criminal offence a different way and include certain offence related rehabilitation information per case. This is in addition to the letters of reference. The letters should clearly show:
Who you are
How they know you
How long they have known you
What makes you a great person
Body of the letter
In this part of the reference letter they will give their impression of your character. However, it’s important that they give examples of why they feel that way. For example, if your reference says that you are reliable, they could say things like:
Other good things they may mention:
Sometimes the person will have known you for some time and will know about the arrest. In this case, they may describe how you have changed since that time, but their statements should show a positive transformation. They shouldn’t try to deny or minimize what happened.
Who should prepare the letter?
These letters are in addition to your employer letter, so you will have to pick people who are not your current employer. For example, you could ask:
U.S. Entry Waiver Application Fee May Increase by 59%
US Entry Waiver Government Application Fee may be increasing by 59 per cent. This could take effect as early as September or October 2016. If you even need a US Entry Waiver to enter the United States, you should be advised that CBP may charge you the proposed fee increase.
As of August 26, 2016, the U.S. Government fee charged by CBP is still $585US. According to the Federal Register, the proposed fee increase would rise to $930US. Again this fee is charged by CBP and is not included in our service fee.
US Entry waiver
Currently, the form required entering the USA with a relevant criminal record or select immigration violation is called I-192. Your waiver and can be approved for anywhere from six months to five years. The length of the waiver is determined by the CBP officer that is assigned to your case.
The waiver will require the appropriate documents be included. These documents include but are not limited to; reference letters, relevant drug screening reports, and law enforcement searches. In our professional opinion, a person needing this type of waiver should allocate three to nine months (or more) for the application packet to be reviewed by CBP. Renewing your waiver by CBP may or may not necessarily take less time. We may charge you a lesser rate as opposed to first-time applicants.
Also note that we have a new service where we complete everything in your waiver case. Specifically, this includes getting your court files, case research, case preparation, preparing your letters of reference, letter of explanation and much more. We also do cases involving USA immigration violations and people that have admitted to smoking Marijuana to a CBP officer. We will charge you one flat fee for everything. We also do USA border cases that do not involve criminality or immigration violations. You only pay our fee and the U.S. Gov’t fee. You may also qualify for free digital fingerprints and our interest free payment plan. Essentially, you only sign and pay.
Permanent Clearance aka September Letter
Now is the perfect opportunity to see if you qualify for the permanent clearance. Not every conviction will require a us entry waiver. Some offences can be cleared for life. You may indeed qualify for the September Letter. It is better so check out our link for a better explanation of this service. We show in your packet why your offence does not require a us entry waiver. If the headquarters agrees, then they issue you the permanent clearance. If they disagree, then they issue you the waiver.
We are unsure when CBP plans to increase this fee. Check out the proposed fee schedule from the government website at this link US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Do you think you even need a US Entry Waiver for business or pleasure? Also note that we have the 99% policy. This means that we may give you 99% assurance that you will get either the permanent clearance or a 5 year waiver. If you get only a 1 year waiver after we have either assured a permanent or 5 year one, then your next case is done for free and this includes free digital fingerprinting. We make a large part of our revenue from permanent clearances, so we can offer you these special deals.
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You live in Vancouver and just can't want for your summer vacation to the USA. Your wife is consistently asking you when you when do you want to go. You decide on July and book your tickets to Maui. You take time off from work, put the dog in the kennel and head to Y V R with your wife and kids. You walk up to U.S. Customs and present all of your flight information. The C.B.P officer looks in the computer and suddenly frowns. He starts asking you if you have ever been arrested. Your wife suddenly looks angry and turns her head away. You look embarrassed and say yes. The C.B.P officer then tells your family to go sit down. You have to stay there and he starts asking you questions about your arrest. You tell him that both of your Fraud convictions are 25 years old. He says that it does not matter and that you are inadmissible to the USA. He tells you that you will not be going to Maui that day. H turns you around and you and the family return home. At home, your wife yells at you because she told you to start working on your us-entry-waiver application last year. You just put it on hold and forgot about it. What just happened? Well, you did not properly plan!
You live in Surrey and are crossing over at Peace Arch. The C.B.P officer scans the passports of everyone in the car. He frowns after scanning your wife's passport and send all 4 of you inside. You wife seems a bit nervous. C.B.P calls everyone to the front desk. Your 2 kids are getting restless. He is looking at the computer screen as he talks to your wife:
C.B.P: Have you ever beer arrested?
Wife: No sir.
C.B.P: Do you know Tyrone Jones?
Wife: Ummm...Uhhh Yes..I think so.
C.B.P: Were you in the car with Mr. Jones when he tried to cross the border on Jan 16, 2013.
Wife: Ummm..Ummm...I think so.
C.B.P: Did you know that Mr. Jones told us that he is a pimp.
Wife: ummm..I think he mentioned that to me.
C.B.P: Why were you trying to cross the border with a known pimp?
C.B.P: Is he a boyfriend or do you work for him?
Before she can answer, they take her to a back room for more questioning. Afterwards, she comes out and they send everyone back to Canada. They tell her that she needs a us entry waiver. You are now a curious husband and demand an explanation. She then admits that she used to be an escort in 2006. Although that doesn't explain why she recently tried going to Seattle with him. Now your Disneyland trip is cancelled, since there is no way her us-entry-waiver will be approved in 2 1/2 months. Ironically, you find out that Tyrone was permanently cleared to cross the border. However your wife will need a waiver for the rest of her life because she admitted to being an escort.
It is a Friday on a long holiday weekend. You and your brother are both going to Seattle to see your girlfriends. You only have a conviction for Possession of a Narcotic. The police found a joint in your pocket 10 years ago. Your brother is an ex driveby shooter and loaded with cash. At the border, the C.B.P officer yells at you for your conviction and threatens to put you in jail. He tells you to get a us-entry-waiver. Ironically, he tells your brother that he is allowed to enter the USA. He tells your brother to take you back to Surrey. Strangely, he treats him with more respect than you. On the drive back:
YOU: Why the fuck is it that you don't need a waiver? You used to shoot up your competitors houses and beat up Vancouver cops!
BRO: Oh... two years ago, a company told me that they could get me out of needing a waiver. We applied back then and the pigs wrote back and gave me a September Letter. HA HA
YOU: Now how could the U.S. government say that you of all people don't need a us entry waiver?
BRO: All I know is that the company showed me why I don't need a waiver. They showed them on paper why I don't need a waiver. The American gov't agreed and sent me this letter.
YOU: So how is it that a ex driveby shooter can get out of a waiver for life? And I only got caught with a joint and I need a waiver?
BRO: I dunno...I sent Jas and Tyrone...They both got the same letters.
YOU: So you mean to tell me that a drive by shooter, a drug collector and a pimp can enter without needing us entry waivers!!But I need one because of a fuckin joint?
BRO: Yup....that is because we were all innocent. HA HA HA.
YOU: Well, why the hell didn't you tell me what they did for you?
BRO: Oh...You never asked. Anyway, after I take you home, I'm going back to take both the girls out in Seattle tonite...I will tell Chrissy that she will see you in about a year. HA HA HA
YOU: Hey you bum! You better not try to get my girl drunk and have fun with her. You have your own girl!
BRO: HA HA Well you know...2 are better than one HA HA HA. Now you are gonna miss all of the Seahawk games. HA HA HA.
He drops you off and speeds back to the border. Later on Monday he is all smiles. You ask how was his weekend and he just says that it was cool. That same day you just noticed that Chrissy unfriended you on Facebook. She also changed her relationship status to single. She also wont take your calls or answer your text messages. Yup, your brother just stole another one of your girlfriends...again.
If you need a us entry waiver, you should understand that waivers can take anywhere from 3-9 months (or more) for D.H.S. to process them. You need to plan your travel time accordingly. If you want to travel in the summer, November is the time to start preparing your us entry waiver application. D.H.S. is notorious for processing these us entry waiver cases slowly. They are in no hurry to process your application, will do all the required security checks and even more. It will not speed up your case by consistently emailing them to request status updates. It may actually slow your case down. People need to understand that it takes time to even prepare a us entry waiver case. Just waiting for the RCMP results to come back from Ottawa could be as much as 2-3 months. After submitting your application, D.H.S. could write back to you and ask for more evidence. They usually give you 87 days to respond. Add this time on top of what it will take the adjudicating officer to work your case!
So just remember that you need to start at least November if you want to travel by the summer. Today is 18 Jan 2014, and we have clients now whom want to go to California in July. Some have not even done their digital fingerprints yet! It always astounds me when we get the panicked calls from people who say that they need to travel but have not received their waivers yet. They likely would not be eligible for a port parole, so they essentially miss out on their desired travel date.
So what is the general message here? Plan ahead and allow at least 10 months or more if you have a specific travel date in mind. If not, you will be at the mercy of the adjudicating officer in regards as to when your case will finally be processed and approved!
ALSO, WHATEVER YOU ADMIT TO CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU.
Canadians Denied Access Into U.S. Caught by Surprise Due to Tighter Border Security By Homeland Security
Deniedentrytousa.com shares details about the US-Entry-Waiver (I-192) application process for Canadians denied access into the U.S. due to a criminal record
Canadians with a criminal record attempting to enter the United States are often caught by surprise when denied access by U.S. border control, as Canada's neighbour to the south continues to tighten security and admissibility regulations.
According to Denied Entry to USA, a nationwide application firm with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto, many Canadians are unaware that their criminal record could affect their travel freedom south of the border.
"The most common misconception is that a traveller with a criminal record who has entered the U.S. previously won't have a problem the next time they try to cross", said Ken Scott, CEO of Denied Entry to USA "Just because you've been lucky before doesn't mean you'll get through next time", he added.
According to the website of the Department of Homeland Security, the federal government branch of the United States which monitors and enforces border control, there are many reasons why a Canadian could be denied access into the U.S. The most common are that the intended traveller has a criminal record of multiple convictions, has a communicable disease, has a history of drug use, has been involved in money laundering, has been previously denied access, deported or removed from the U.S., or has one or more criminal convictions relating to "moral turpitude", a term generally referring to a more serious offence. The most common examples of a crime of moral turpitude include murder, manslaughter, rape, theft, bribery, forgery, battery, prostitution and fraud.
But Scott added that even Canadians with a minor criminal record can be denied entry.
"Our experience is that the border control officer has complete authority and discretion as to whether to permit entry. And their decisions are not always consistent", he said. "We get calls from seniors who were denied access due to a theft charge from 40 years ago", he added. "And they're shocked".
Being denied access at an official border crossing or airport can lead to both embarrassment, inconvenience, or in some cases, much worse. Customs officers have the authority to arrest, detain and prosecute an intended traveller, or even confiscate property in their possession.
Some Canadians who have already been denied entry, or who want to ensure their freedom isn't affected before they are denied, may require the solution rests in an official application for advance admissibility known as an I-192, or more commonly referred to as a "US-Entry-Waiver", or just "Waiver".
The Waiver process typically takes 3-12 months to complete and involves communication with courts, police, and a detailed review of the applicant's personal and work history. In some cases, additional requirements may include financial records or even a drug test. Applicants can either attempt the entire application process on their own, or retain assistance in completing the application properly through a third-party service, such as Denied Entry to USA.
"For most people looking to secure freedom to the U.S., the Waiver process is not necessarily something you'd want to tackle on your own", said Scott, who is founder of the private firm which in 2012 assisted over 3,000 applicants in securing access south of the border.
Fees for a Waiver include a cost for certified fingerprints, a Homeland Security fee to the U.S. ($585), and a service fee for completing the application. Once approved, the applicant is awarded advance admissibility in writing by Customs and Border control for a specific period of time, ranging from 1-5 years, at the U.S.' discretion. A valid passport is also required. Note that we have seen waivers approved for only 6 months!
Denied Entry to USA offers a free email qualification report to see if a prospective traveller requires a Waiver.
United States Customs and Border Protection release statistics regarding their 2012 border enforcement efforts. Deniedentrytousa.com comments on the challenges persons with criminal records can face when entering the United States.
deniedentrytousa.com. In 2012, CBP officers inspected more than 350 million travelers to the United States and arrested nearly 7,700 people wanted for serious crimes at U.S. ports of entry.
Back in February of this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a summary of fiscal year 2012 border enforcement efforts. The CBP is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of U.S. borders at and between the official ports of entry. In 2012, CBP officers inspected more than 350 million travelers to the United States and arrested nearly 7,700 people wanted for serious crimes at U.S. ports of entry. As a result, the CBP prevented almost 4,200 high-risk travelers from boarding flights destined for the U.S. This represents an increase of 32 per cent compared to 2011.
Every year, thousands of Canadians travel to the United States for work, vacation, business, and pleasure. However, Canadians are subject to the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States, which contains several provisions related to criminal records and admission to the U.S. Specifically, the Act renders inadmissible foreign nationals who have been convicted of a controlled substance violation, or who have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
According to CBP, officers in 2012 stopped nearly 145,000 inadmissible aliens from entering the U.S. This number includes all those persons who were denied on grounds of criminality. The most common offenses which may result in inadmissibility include: possession of narcotics (including marijuana), possession of stolen property, fraud, and theft over $1,000. For example, the most recent statistics from Justice Canada indicate that about 600,000 Canadians have criminal records for the comparatively minor offence of marijuana possession. All of these Canadians can potentially be denied entry into the United States at the border.
Any Canadian who has been convicted of such crimes may have to obtain a nonimmigrant waiver from CBP. Such waivers generally take three to eight months to obtain and thus should be applied for far in advance of the planned entry into the U.S. Firms like deniedentrytousa.com can help individuals with the U.S. Entry Waiver and/or Record Suspension application process.
With respect to granted Canadian pardons, now known as record suspensions, deniedentrytousa.com indicates that the U.S. government does not recognize them. Therefore, even if an individual has successfully obtained a record suspension, sealing their criminal record, it is may still be accessible at any port of entry because the CBP database contains information regarding foreign criminal convictions. A Canadian pardon will not seal the record for border-crossing purposes. A U.S. Entry Waiver must be obtained.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has more than doubled the size of its Patrol since 2004. In 2012, CBP employed more than 21,300 Border Patrol agents, keeping staffing levels along the border at an all-time high. Canadians with criminal records should be more careful than ever when it comes to entering the United States.
deniedentrytousa.com is an industry leader in the business of helping Canadians overcome the obstacles of a criminal record. We have successfully assisted over 100,000 Canadians exercise their lawful rights under the Criminal Records Act of Canada and the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States.
DESPITE POPULAR OPINION, THEIR FORMER CLIENTS ARE INDEED LOOKING BACK AND WONDERING WHY THEY SUDDENLY SHUT DOWN.
We have the understanding that Express Pardons has unexpectedly shut down. Express Pardons Inc., was a Canadian Pardons provider company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Being the industry leader, pioneer and residential authority, deniedentrytousa.com sadly regrets the hardship this unexpected closure will have on former Express Pardon’s clients. As a gesture of good will, deniedentrytousa.com is offering to professionally evaluate and complete the work on your file. We will credit 100% of whatever you paid them towards our fee for completing your case.
How Should you Proceed? Well, if you signed up with Express Pardons, here are the 4 steps that you should follow:
1. Keep any relevant documentation in your possession. This may be useful in completing your Pardon/Record Suspension or future US Entry Waiver application.
2. Immediately stop payments. It is important to ensure that you credit card is no longer being charged automatically, and that any pre-authorized payments scheduled through your bank are stopped.
3. Try to assess if your file went to the Parole Board of Canada. Do you remember paying a fee of $631.00 after beginning the process? If so, we encourage you to contact the Parole Board of Canada directly at 1-800-874-2652 and ask if they currently have your file. If they do, you should not affected by Express Pardon’s closure. You would simply tell them that you are now in charge of your file.
4. Schedule a consultation with deniedentrytousa.com to reinitiate your application for a Canadian Pardon or US Entry Waiver and qualify for the 100% credit. Call us today at 1-866-574-0294 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The pardon and #usentrywaiver business can be very competitive. This work requires a lot of specialized knowledge and experience.
Also, our "competitors"(current & former) sometimes will use certain scams to get your money.
What they may or may not have/had not realize(d), is that you cannot continually scam people and expect repeat business from them.
REMEMBER, NOT EVERY CRIMINAL RECORD OFFENCE WILL EVEN REQUIRE A US ENTRY WAIVER.
Government passes legislation which allows the deportation of permanent residents who have a criminal record without an appeal.
Deniedentrytousa.com is an industry leader in the business of helping Canadians overcome the obstacles of a criminal record. The firm has successfully assisted more than 100,000 Canadians exercise their lawful rights under the Criminal Records Act of Canada and the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States.
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