I have been refused entry to the USA

Being denied entry to the United States is no laughing matter. However, depending on the reason you were denied, you might be able to get a waiver to enter anyway. The reason you were not able to enter the United States is very important, so make sure you know in advance of attempting to enter if any of the following applies to you or one of your family members who may be traveling with you:

– Do you have a criminal record or have you been convicted or multiple crimes?
– Do you have a history with drugs, a conviction for drug crimes, a drug addiction or have you benefited from the proceeds of selling drugs?
– Do you have a communicable illness or disease?
– Do you have a health problem that could perceivable pose a risk to others?

What is the next step after being denied entry to the United States?

In most cases, the next step after being denied entry to the United States for a crime of moral turpitude is to apply for a United States Waiver. While not easy to get, if you are approved you’ll be able to enter the United States. You’ll have to show it every time you enter the US, and it should be valid for about five years. Although keep in mind the immigration officer processing your application can make it valid for less time if they like.

When you apply for a US waiver, the United States immigration authorities will decide if you pose a threat to the United States by considering why you want to go there at all, and your crime or crimes.

They will do the above by reviewing your application forms as well as the supporting documentation you must provide, which will fill them in on all aspects of your case. Some examples of the information and paperwork you have got to include in your application include: court records, an RCMP certificate, a passed drug test and character references.

In addition, as with any temporary visit to the United States you’ll have to prove you have strong ties to your home country, won’t overstay and will return home at the end of your trip as well as that you’ve got enough money and won’t need to use social services.

We are here to help you succeed in any immigration matter, including when you are denied entry to the United States. Please call us as soon as you know you need to travel we can answer all of your questions!

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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