some cases a business person will have a criminal record that
prevents them from entering the United States. Unfortunately,
a pardon from the Canadian government is not recognized by the
office will prepare the required application to obtain a waiver
from U.S. authorities.
Under current processing procedures applications are filed with local U.S. immigration authorities and sent to the Administrative Review Office in Herndon, Virginia for adjudication.
Processing of applications will typically take about 6 months. An approved waiver will be valid for a period of 1, 2, or 5 years.