Pardons Canada – Conditional and Absolute Discharge Can Prevent Your From Traveling to the USA

pardons.org When people are convicted with a criminal record (ie – assault, theft, dui, fraud) and the punishment is a conditional or absolute discharge, you still have a criminal record that can be seen by employers and the Americans. Its true, the charges are supposed to be removed at the federal level after a certain…

Pardons Canada – New Employees and Volunteers Facing Delays with RCMP Criminal Background Checks

pardons.org Most employers in the country are requiring that you pass a criminal check before being hired. The same holds true for volunteers applying for a volunteer position. Because of a new law implemented July 2010, there has been significant delays in processing the RCMP files for criminal backgrounds. These delays are a result of…

Pardons Canada – No Matter How Old the Criminal Charge You Can Still Get Refused Entry at US Border

pardons.org We receive hundreds of calls each week from Canadians who are shocked that they have been refused entry to the US because of a criminal conviction that is decades old.  Even if they have gone back and forth to the US hundreds of times in the past, it just takes one customs office to…

Pardons Canada – Crossing the US Border with a Conditional or Absolute Discharge

pardons.org Many people believe that if they have received a conditional or absolute discharge for a criminal offence, then the charges will eventually “disappear” and they will never have to worry about it again in the future. This is WRONG, and we hear about it every day how criminal background checks for employment and travel…

Pardons Canada – US Entry Visa Waiver (I-192, I-194) Required Even For a Temporary Stopover in the US

pardons.org Each day we recieve many calls from Canadians who have been refused entry to the US for old criminal charges.  Sometimes even the smallest charge (theft under) can be used as a reason to turn the person away at the US Border. Even if you have been fingerprinted for a criminal charge but the…