Area of Law: Criminal Records | Pardons & USA Waivers
Answer # 2222
Can someone with a criminal record enter the USA in the case of a family emergency?Region: Ontario Answer # 2222
In some circumstances, a permit, referred to as Advance Parole, can be obtained to allow a person to enter the USA while the USA Entry Waiver application is being processed.
Such permits however, are difficult to obtain and are only granted for urgent humanitarian reasons, such as emergency medical treatments or to attend the funeral of a close family member. The decision whether to grant such a document is made on a case-by-case basis, and if permission is given, it will be for a single and temporary entry.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, refer to our criminal law section.
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