Crossing the American Border Is More Difficult Now

Canada and the United States have long shared what is popularly known as “the world’s friendliest border,” in addition to being one of the longest in the world. The massive border line between the northern United States and Southern Canada runs along the entire width of the North American continent. For millions of Canadians, it’s…

Pardons Canada Review – Clear Past Criminal Record

www.pardons.org We receive hundreds of thank you letters each year from people we have helped to obtain a pardon or record suspension or US Entry Waiver. The mental and emotional burden of having a criminal record can weigh heavily on a person.  Once the criminal record is removed by way of a pardon or record…

How Can I Find Out If I Can Cross The Border?

Canada is in the fortunate position of sharing what some have described as the largest, friendliest border in the world with the United States. The majority of provinces in the country share their southern border with the USA, and because of the friendly relations between the two countries, and a lot of overlap in language…

Pardons Canada – Fee for Pardon and Record Suspension Under Review

www.pardons.org In order to obtain a pardon or record suspension one must pay the Receiver General $631 to approve the application.  This fee used to be $50 then $150 for decades until the Harper Government changed the pardons laws in 2012.  In addition to longer wait times for eligibility for a pardon, the Conservatives changed…

Pardons Canada Review – How to Remove a Criminal Record in Ontario

www.pardons.org Many people are uncertain even where to begin to remove a criminal record and the procedure that goes along with it. It really depends on the outcome in court to understand when your eligibility date is for a pardon or record suspension or file destruction.  If you were charged but not convicted, then you…

Can I Get the Police to Destroy My Fingerprint Records?

If you are ever arrested and charged with a crime, at some point, one of the experiences you will have as a standard part of the arrest procedure is that your fingerprints will be taken. This is a matter of archiving and criminal record, and in the event that you are actually convicted of a…

What Does the Term “Withdrawn” Mean In Court?

For anyone that’s watched a lot of courtroom dramas or reality television in which court proceedings are covered, there has been a lot of terminology that is filtered down to the public. Words like “objection” and “overruled” are so familiar now that they are no longer even considered specialised legal language, and most people understand…

Pardons Canada Review – How to Get a US Entry Waiver I-194

www.pardons.org Each day we receive calls and emails from Canadians who have been denied entry to the US due to an old criminal record. You may have crossed the border a number of times in the past without incident as the Americans do random criminal checks.  However, it takes one time when they do a…