Pardons Canada – A Theft Under Conviction From 1977 Can Show Up at the US Border

pardons.org You may have traveled to the US many times in your life without incident at the US Border, but if you have any past criminal activity (including a conditional or absolute discharge, withdrawn, stayed or dismissed criminal charge) you may be surprised one day by a US Customs Agent who decides to do a…

Pardons Canada – Denied Entry to US Because of Criminal Record?

pardons.org If you have a single criminal charge you can be turned away at the US Border, even if the charge has been withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, conditional or absolute discharged. Each day we receive many phone calls from Canadians who are in shock that they have been turned away at the US Border because of…

Pardons Canada – Being Fingerprinted for a Criminal Charge Can Affect Travel to the US

pardons.org Many people believe that if they have been charged for a criminal offence but not convicted, in other words if the charges were withdrawn, stayed, dismissed, absolute or conditional discharged, then they are still safe to travel. This is simply NOT true. If you have been fingerprinted for a criminal offence, even if its…

Pardons Canada – NEXUS Will Be Denied With Any Past Criminal Involvement

pardons.org Each day we get a number of calls or emails from people who are shocked to find out that the Americans know about their criminal charges even though in most cases, the charges were either withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, absolute or conditionally discharged. A criminal check done by NEXUS will indeed turn up any criminal…

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…