Travel for the Unvaccinated Travel has opened up for Canadian Travellers flying from and to Canada for the unvaccinated, but quarantine is still required. HOWEVER, you must still confirm, if unvaccinated, what the rules are for travel to the Countries you want to visit. USA still requires proof of vaccination. We can only speculate (not a guarantee) that this might change in the near future consistent with the lifting of restrictions in other countries. Quick link: travel to and from Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid Quick link: travel to and from USA: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html ArriveCan This App is mandatory for travel to and from Canada[...]
The USA is now accepting I-192 Waiver Applications at select Biometrics-Designated land borders. If you wish to hand in your Waiver immediately and have not already done so, we ask that our clients contact our office first before submitting their application. GENERAL INFORMATION: (subject to change at any time) #1. It appears the USA border is not concerned if you've had a negative test or vaccine. However, I recommend you NOT attend if you have symptoms of Covid, have Covid, or have been in contact with someone within past 14 days who has Covid. #2. If handing your application in[...]
February 10, 2021WHATS NEW WITH WAIVERS?BACKLOGApplicants have not been able to submit Waivers since March 2020 unless their reason for travel to the USA was essential. When everything returns to business as usual, there will be a flood of waiver applications.GETTING AHEAD OF THE CURVEAs a result of our years of experience, we believe our support will enable our clients to get ahead of the curve when it is time to submit simply because we have a pulse on changes as they happen including how to follow all of the proper procedures, deadlines, etc.NEW ONLINE SUBMISSION PROCESSWaiver applications are prepared[...]
Travel News - Alert United States I-192 Travel Waivers NEW SUBMISSION PROCEDURES All waiver applications must now be submitted online using the E-Safe Portal. We complete the packages as usual. We then scan the documents to the computer and assist with the online submission. We recommend, where possible, that our client attend our office to sign the documents and be present during the online submission process. Clients will be required to use their credit card for payment online as their credit card will be tied to their unique profile and clients will have ongoing access to their portal to check[...]
I wrote articles on the rise in the denials of USA Waivers for Canadians and possible USA Waiver fee increase from $585 (USD) to $1415 (USD). It would appear the USA is doing whatever they can to try and keep out Canadians. More specifically, they are trying to keep out ‘undesirables.’ But, are Canadians really ‘undesirable’? THE USA Track Record is Poor It is easy to understand why Trump and Homeland Security would want to do everything in their power to keep out whom they think are ‘undesirables’ when they look at the incarceration and re-offend rates of[...]
Below is a summary of the differences between Canada’s Waiver Program and the USA’s Waiver program. DescriptionInadmissible to CanadaInadmissible to the USAName of Application to overcome inadmissibilityApplication for Criminal RehabilitationApplication for Waiver of InadmissibilityFees$155 (CAD) for minor criminality$1000 (CAD) for serious criminality$585 (USD) current$1415 (USD) proposed fee increaseDurationIf approved, valid for life provided the Applicant does not re-offend.6 months to 5 yearsTypes of Crimes Resulting in InadmissibilityAlmost every single type of conviction makes a person inadmissible to Canada. However, for offences punishable by a maximum term of fewer than 10 years in jail, the Applicant is automatically deemed[...]
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