Visitor: I already have a Pardon. It was granted in 2007/2008. I was convicted in 2001 for Fraud under $5000.
I applied for a Pardon, on Feb 2, 2007 and it was granted 2007/2008.
I have held many senior level jobs such as bank manger, senior analyst, commodity trader/scheduler…and now I am an airline pilot, with all the Canadian clearances.
My question: the company I am planning on joining has asked me to apply for a NEXUS card so that as flight crew when we enter the US the process will be much smoother. I currently go to the US often without any issues with my family.
Reading through some of the Internet forums I get some varying versions of my situation if I apply for a NEXUS card. I know that after the Pardon, my record is sealed in Canada and it can only be opened due to exceptional circumstances. But I also read during the NEXUS application process they run fingerprints and my conviction can show up/won’t show up.??
I am really not interested in a US waiver, as I am able to travel to the US with ease now after the Pardon. I never travelled to the US when I had the conviction.
What I want to find out is will the conviction show up if I apply for a NEXUS card and cause unnecessary issues or will it be better for me not have a NEXUS card….
Pardons Canada: It is true that you do not need a US Entry Waiver as you only need a waiver if you’ve been denied entry to the US. Regarding getting a Nexus card with a pardon, we are not certain what the Americans can see if they do an extensive criminal record check. Once the pardon is granted the record will not show up on the RCMP file which is usually what the Americans look at when doing a criminal check. The Americans consider a fraud offence a more serious conviction and will deny you entry to the US if they know about this offence.