In order to be eligible for a Pardon/Record Suspension, all fines, restitutions, compensation and court costs must be paid. If they have not been paid, this must be done as soon as possible.
If the courts confirm that any fines, restitutions, compensation and court costs have not been paid we will contact you and inform you to pay any outstanding amounts.
If you have outstanding fines, restitutions, compensation and court costs you can go to any criminal court in the province it was issued to pay them. If you no longer live in the same province for which you have an outstanding amount you will need to contact the appropriate court and arrange a payment over the phone.
Once payment has been made remember to keep the receipt and send a copy to Pardons Canada via fax, email or mail as this will be included in your application. Once any outstanding amounts are paid, we will then re-calculate your eligibility (it will be affected by 5 or 10 years) and confirm this with you.