Pardons Canada – “Getting stopped at the US border for having a criminal record was embarassing”

pardons.org We receive hundreds of calls every month from Canadians who have been turned away at the US border because of an old criminal record. We have heard many nightmare stories about people’s experience with US Customs agents when they have been denied entry to the US.  Sometimes, people are held for many hours in…

Pardons Canada – “Having a criminal record denied me the simple right to travel to the US to take my kids to Disney”

pardons.org If you have a criminal record, no matter how small the charge, the US government has the right to deny you entry to the US. Even if your criminal charges were dismissed, stayed, withdrawn or absolute and conditionally discharged, you may still be denied entry. Its interesting that many people who call us to…

Pardons Canada – “Now that I got my Pardon I feel free to apply for a passport to visit my family in the US”

pardons.org Many people with a criminal record are concerned about traveling to the US.  Understandably so, considering that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can refuse you entry at the US border if you have a criminal record. Since June 2009, the Americans are requiring every Canadian to have a passport to cross the US…

Pardons Canada – Crossing the US Border with a criminal record has become a lot harder

pardons.org Since June 30th we have received more calls than in the past from Canadians who have been turned away at the US border because of an old criminal record. Even if you have a conditional or absolute discharge, withdrawn, dismissed or stayed charges may still show up because you have been fingerprinted and photographed…