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Hi all,

This is a question for a coworker for mine. I guess they asked me thinking I'd know because I am Canadian. LOL But I have no idea... but said I'd try to find out.

They are hoping to go to Vancouver for the women's soccer tournament or something like that that's happening at the end of June.

It's a group of 4 couples and 1 of the people in their group had an assault charge when he was 15 years old. He went to juvenile detention and can't purchase a firearm until he's 30 (he's now 29). When he was 15, he got into the wrong crowd. He followed his older brother hoping to be "cool". They went to an arcade or something like that and another group of guys decided to start a fight and a bunch of them were arrested and charged.

He has had no issues since then. He went to university and graduated and is now working at a medical device company. He has turned his life around and that person he was at 15 is not who he is today. He completely forgot about it until now, as it hasn't been an issue with school or employment etc. I was told he's been with his employer for the last 6 years.

If he was charged as a minor and had done his time etc. Does this affect him being able to enter?

Thanks!

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Do they know any other Canadiens? I ask, 'cause TSA is a USA-police-squad, with federal ties into federal databases.


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Do they know any other Canadiens? I ask, 'cause TSA is a USA-police-squad, with federal ties into federal databases.

No idea if the rest of the group knows any other Canadians. But for my coworker, I'm the only one she knows of with recent ties to Canada.

The only thing I knew of was DUI being inadmissible but that's because I watched Border Security a long time ago.

So, would he need to get a waiver? I'm assuming charges whether they were a minor or adult is irrelevant.

Unfortunately, I don't have much information as my husband and I and all of his friends have clean records so I don't know any American's with charges like that trying to visit Canada.


AOS

2014

July 05 - AOS package sent

July 14 - NOA 1

July 25 - Biometrics Appointment Letter

July 28 - Walk in Biometrics successful

Aug 27 - Request for Expedite on EAD (Job Offer)

Sept 12 - EAD approved and in production

Sept 12 - AP is approved but USCIS status is in 'Post Decision Activity'

Sept 18 - EAD marked as mailed

2015

April 09 - Interview - Delayed due to sealed package from civil surgeon not at local office

May 07 - GC in production

May 18 - GC in hand!!!

2017

Feb 9 - ROC 

Feb 14 - Check Cashed

Feb 16 - NOA 1

Feb 25 - Received Biometrics Appointment

 

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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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This is what I found:

"Young Offenders

You may have been convicted of an offense during your youth. Generally, if you were convicted of an offense when you were under eighteen years old, you will likely be admissible and can enter Canada.

Offenses committed when you were under eighteen years old are equivalent to offenses under the Youth Criminal Justice Act in Canada.

You can not be prevented from entering Canada for foreign offenses equivalent to an offense under the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act."

Hope that helps.


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This is what I found:

"Young Offenders

You may have been convicted of an offense during your youth. Generally, if you were convicted of an offense when you were under eighteen years old, you will likely be admissible and can enter Canada.

Offenses committed when you were under eighteen years old are equivalent to offenses under the Youth Criminal Justice Act in Canada.

You can not be prevented from entering Canada for foreign offenses equivalent to an offense under the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act."

Hope that helps.

Thanks! I'll forward that.

Maybe it wouldn't hurt if they provided some references from colleagues and mentors of his current and past character (post incident). I know I brought a lot of 'proof' when my husband and I were going through the K1 process.

Thank you.


AOS

2014

July 05 - AOS package sent

July 14 - NOA 1

July 25 - Biometrics Appointment Letter

July 28 - Walk in Biometrics successful

Aug 27 - Request for Expedite on EAD (Job Offer)

Sept 12 - EAD approved and in production

Sept 12 - AP is approved but USCIS status is in 'Post Decision Activity'

Sept 18 - EAD marked as mailed

2015

April 09 - Interview - Delayed due to sealed package from civil surgeon not at local office

May 07 - GC in production

May 18 - GC in hand!!!

2017

Feb 9 - ROC 

Feb 14 - Check Cashed

Feb 16 - NOA 1

Feb 25 - Received Biometrics Appointment

 

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na, I was hoping there was another 'token Canadien' somewhere with TSA experience.

but what you need is a 'token American' that holds a passport and drives across to Windsor daily and loves to fight in Detroit. That fella would have the answer for you.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Keep calm! You are immigrating to US. Where majority of people don't even consider it a "real sport".

And interestingly enough, nobody in US gives a ####### about US soccer team either. It's only Canadian I seen who actually watch and support US team in Fifa.


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---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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When it comes to sports, I am feminine gay. I only giggle in the name of balls.. :rofl:


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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This is what I found:

"Young Offenders

You may have been convicted of an offense during your youth. Generally, if you were convicted of an offense when you were under eighteen years old, you will likely be admissible and can enter Canada.

Offenses committed when you were under eighteen years old are equivalent to offenses under the Youth Criminal Justice Act in Canada.

You can not be prevented from entering Canada for foreign offenses equivalent to an offense under the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act."

Hope that helps.

Twocastles not trying to stalk you but I noticed that we both had our Naturalization interview on the same date at the Buffalo Field Office. I called USCIS yesterday and the officer that I spoke to told me that I would be doing the April 14th oath ceremony in Buffalo at 1pm. I haven't seen an update on line yet nor have I gotten anything in the mail.

The only reason that I posted here was to ask if you could pm to let me know if you get the same oath date and also when your letter arrives in the mail.


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Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

I am a US Citizen!!!

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Twocastles not trying to stalk you but I noticed that we both had our Naturalization interview on the same date at the Buffalo Field Office. I called USCIS yesterday and the officer that I spoke to told me that I would be doing the April 14th oath ceremony in Buffalo at 1pm. I haven't seen an update on line yet nor have I gotten anything in the mail.

The only reason that I posted here was to ask if you could pm to let me know if you get the same oath date and also when your letter arrives in the mail.

... stalker...


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... stalker...

LOL now whose the stalker!!


NATURALIZATION -WOOOHOO

Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

I am a US Citizen!!!

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