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The US State Department is highly unlikely to regard your Confirmation of Permanent Residence as proof of your current status in Canada. Wait until you get your PR Card.
The short answer is you cannot travel to the US with an assault conviction.
You could attempt to cross the border and you may be let in, but you also may be denied entry.
In order to resolve this issue, you’ll have to complete an application called “I-92 Advance Permission to temporarily enter The United States as a Non-Immigrant.” You will have to provide documentary evidence along with the completed application. You’ll have to hand it in, in person, to a US CBP agent at a port of entry or airport. If you are approved, the “waiver” (as it’s usually known) will be issued for up to 5 years, and then you’ll have to get another one.
You need a visa to enter the US if you are planning to marry an American citizen. If you do not have one with you when you reach the border, you may be denied entry.
The answer to all those questions is ‘Yes’. You need a passport/travel document to travel to the US. And unless you are a citizen of a few select countries (Canada included) you also need a visa, or something known as a visa waiver (aka ESTA).
It is entirely possible that you have been confused with someone else. You should look into something called a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) TRIP appeal, http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-trip. However, because it is about travel, and not immigration, it is unlikely to solve your problem even if it is successful.
Unfortunately for you, it is their prerogative to deny you a visa. I would strongly recommend that you wait until you are a Canadian citizen before trying to enter the US again. Even then, the passport will not necessarily solve your admissibility issue.
You may require a “waiver of inadmissibility”.
People are deemed inadmissible because of disease which the US considers a threat; criminal grounds based on ?crimes of moral turpitude? such as rape, murder, manslaughter etc., and security grounds; anyone deemed a threat to US national security is inadmissible. Additionally, if you have been classed as an illegal immigrant or have violated immigration terms you will be inadmissible for 3 to 10 years.
No. Since January 2010, people infected with the HIV virus are no longer inadmissible and can enter into the United States without problem and are no longer required to file Form I-601.
The filing fee is US $585. Payment must be made by certified cheque in US dollars drawn on a US bank.
US Border officials do not always have time to run record checks each time you cross. However if you are inadmissible and are crossing without a waiver this is a serious offence, which can result in the confiscation of your vehicle, criminal charges and jail sentences. Those travelling with you may be charged with harbouring a criminal as well as being classed as inadmissible to the United States.