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Jade Mar 14th 2001 8:44 am


My fiance was charged with 2 counts of "obtaining money by false pretenses" (passing a bad check) in Canada in Oct 1996. This is considered a crime of "moral turpitude". We were told originally that he could apply for a waiver after 5 years to see if he would be able to come into the USA again. When we later asked for the paperwork for the fiance visa were were advised he didn't need to fill out the original paperwork/waiver since the fiance visa would take care of that (all part of the interview and determining "good moral character".) Everything that I've seen about moral turpitude says he can't get a visa...however I'm not sure if there is a time line involved (5 years since last conviction) or if he can never get a visa/enter the USA. We have been told so many things by different INS employees we're not sure what to believe anymore. Do we need to see about a pardon from Canada? Even if the charges were pardoned would they be expunged from his criminal history in the eyes of the US? Does it make a difference if we apply for the fiance visa or go ahead and get married in Canada and try for the relative (spouse) visa? Will he ever be able to live in the USA because of the "moral turpitude" charges?

Alvena Ferreira Mar 14th 2001 12:48 pm

You may want to do some reading at this URL:
http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes/crimesframes.html

alvena

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