If you require special permission to cross the border into the United States because of actual or suspected criminal activity, you may need to obtain a US Waiver from the United States Department of Justice.
The Delta Police Department can provide you with a set of your fingerprints and instructions for sending them to Ottawa for a certified copy of your criminal record. Fingerprinting is done by appointment only. Please call 604.946.4411 ext. 5250 to set up an appointment. Delta Police Department only provides fingerprint services and does not process US Waiver requests; these must be submitted directly to the US Department of Justice.
To apply for a US waiver, you must submit the following documents to the United States Department of Justice:
First, obtain a set of your fingerprints to mail to Ottawa.
Then, a certified copy of your criminal record from the RCMP in Ottawa verification of your criminal record or evidence of a lack thereof is obtained by submitting your fingerprints to Ottawa. The returned document and any accompanying records must be dated and endorsed by the RCMP within 15 months of submission with your Form I-192. Do not submit the Form I-192 application until you have obtained the documents back from the RCMP.
Some applicants are required to provide court document of charges involved.
If there are pardoned criminal convictions involved, a request can be made through the Federal Privacy Act for a certified document of pardoned offences from the Parole Board of Canada website or calling 613.998.6362 for more information.
Form I-192 – Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Non-Immigrant.
Form G325A – Biographic Information.
Form I-192 and G325A are United States government forms and are included in a package of materials that can be obtained at the US-Canada border. The package includes detailed instructions on obtaining a US Waiver.