A Canadian Waiver is the general terminology for the documentation that is issued to inadmissible persons. Inadmissible persons are those who are in violation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. A Canadian Waiver allows them to travel into or remain in Canada, justifiable by exceptional circumstances.
Canadian Waiver Forms
Canadian Waiver forms are the Temporary Resident Permit forms issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. There are four pages to this form, accompanied by additional documents which are included in a Canadian Waiver checklist. All forms must be signed and dated.
Canadian Waiver of Inadmissibility
A Waiver of Inadmissibility normally refers to a U.S. Entry Waiver, documentation that allows an individual who is normally inadmissible under U.S. law to enter the U.S. Because of the existence of similar restrictions for travelling the U.S.-Canada border, there is an equal interchangeability of terminology between Canada and the U.S. Canadian Waiver of Inadmissibility, therefore, may refer to the documentation that permits an individual who is deemed inadmissible to enter Canada under Canadian law. This is formally known as the Temporary Resident Permit.
Canadian Waiver of Exclusion
Because Canada has the discretion to exclude you from admission if you have a DUI/DWI, you must take the proper steps to ensure that you can enter Canada.
Before travelling to Canada, Americans with a DWI (Driving While Impaired) must seek a Canadian Waiver of Exclusion.
A Canadian Waiver of Exclusion is another name for the Temporary Resident Permit. In most cases, an individual would have to apply for rehabilitation depending on how long ago their last offense on their criminal record occurred. If it has been longer than 5 years, they may be deemed rehabilitated by the border officer. If it has been fewer than 5 years, then an application for a Temporary Resident Permit should be made.
Getting a Temporary Resident Permit to travel to Canada with a criminal record is a lengthy process that must begin well in advance of travelling.
For further information on entry requirements, call us toll-free at: 1-800-298-5520.
You can also apply online to start your waiver today.