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…

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

pardons.org Many people who get a conditional or absolute discharge believe that their criminal charge will disappear on its own.  For the purposes of traveling to the US this is NOT correct.  The Americans will still see the fact that you have been fingerprinted and they do not acknowledge the difference between a regular conviction…