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 time if the criminal charge resulted in a conditional or absolute discharge, but the fingerprints, photos, court and police records will still stay on file at the local level and will trigger a red flag on a criminal background check.
You do NOT need a Pardon for a conditional or absolute discharge but you will need a file destruction to remove the prints, photos, court and police information so that you will be safe for employment and travel purposes.
You only need a US Entry Waiver, I-194 if you have been denied entry to the US due to your criminal record. If you have never been denied entry to the US, then once a file destruction is completed you WILL be safe to travel.
Here is a thank you letter we recieved recently from a person we helped to obtain a file destruction for an assault charge:
“I recently recieved notification in the mail that my photographs and fingerprints have been destroyed by the police. I am so relieved that this process is finally over. Its amazing to know that this service exists and even more amazing to have it actually work.”
“The news couldn’t have come at a better time. Last year, I had to sit on the couch and watch the NASCAR race that my dad and brothers attend every June as I wasn’t able to cross the US border. Needless to say it wasn’t easy.”
“What made it even harder is that I was never convicted of anything. I was guilty by association in a raw deal. I missed out on many occasions in the year plus while I waited for everything to be sorted out.”
“I am now able to attend the NASCAR race this June and more importantly a cruise that departs our of FLA later in the year with my special lady.”
“Relieved is an understatement to how I feel having this weight off my back.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011.