US ENTRY WAIVER
Although there are many reasons as to why someone can be denied entry to the United States, some of the most common reasons for inadmissibility include:
A conviction involving moral turpitude (CIMT) is a complex category which often will be examined not only on the basis of what the conviction was, but also of the nature and elements involved in the offense. Some offenses which fall under this category include: fraud, theft, bribery, forgery, aggravated battery, prostitution and manslaughter.
Yes. Some offenses are considered as “minor” under US immigration laws and permit an individual who has committed a petty crime, or one single misdemeanor offense to enter the US without seeking an entry permit. For example, having one single DUI, will not bar you from entering the US. However, if you have multiple DUIs or a DUI combined with any other minor offense on your record, you may be denied entry to the US and will therefore need to apply for an entry waiver before traveling.
You may apply for a US waiver of inadmissibility by presenting an application to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for review. The CBP is authorized to issue an Advance Permission to Enter to individuals who require the waiver prior to traveling. The processing of each application by the US government is a discretionary process, and it is therefore extremely important that the application be as thorough and complete as possible at the time of submission in order to avoid processing delays and ensure a successful submission.
Some of the information and documents that have to be submitted along with your application include:
The usual processing time of an application for an Advance Permission to Enter the US (waiver) is between 6-12 months. However, any missing or imprecise information can prolong these delays unnecessarily.
The application process can be complex. From the gathering of the required information to the compiling of the appropriate documents for submission. Our lawyers at KLM Immigration are specialized in US entry waiver applications and have extensive experience in obtaining approvals for our clients seeking to enter the US despite a criminal conviction. For a free case evaluation and consultation, please call us today at 1(888) 603-3003. We can help!