Waivers Procedures Changed for Michigan

On October 21, 2010 the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Changed the way the I-192 Criminal Waiver is processed for border crossing into Michigan from Canada.

Foreign nationals requesting entry into the US who have criminal histories are required to provide an I-192 Criminal Waiver Application in order to be considered for entry.

Presently all I-192 applications are processed in Sault Ste. Marie for all ports of entry in Michigan. Beginning Nov. 1, the process will be changed and all applicants wishing to file an I-192 waiver application will be required to submit their application packet in person, at the nearest land port of entry.

The application must be completed at the time of submission, except for fingerprinting. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Fingerprinting and fee collection will be completed at the port of entry once the application has been reviewed and determined to be complete.

According to Christopher Perry, director of field operations in Detroit, "This change will streamline the processing of I-192 waiver applications throughout the state of Michigan. The change will eliminate one step in the application process and allow applicants to correspond directly with the office responsible for processing their application."

Applications will be accepted at the Detroit Canada Tunnel in Detroit, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron and the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applicants can check the status of their application not earlier than 90 days from the date of the application was accepted. Update requests should be sent to: inquiry.waiver.aro@dhs.gov

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