Each day we receive hundreds of emails and phone calls from people who have been charged with a criminal record and would like to obtain a Canada Pardon or US Entry Waiver.
Sometimes, a file destruction or pardon is not required. The email below is an example of a person who was caught for shoplifting. This person was not fingerprinted but simply caught by the store and reprimanded by the police:
“On Monday I was charged with shoplifting under 500$. I am banned from the shopping centre for a year and I will be sent a letter with the rest of the charges by the Ottawa Police who were not present at the time.”
“I’m only 18 and this is my very first offense. I am very scared of having this minor offense on my record. The security told me it’s a record that will show up if I get pulled over for speeding. ”
“Is there a possibility I can compensate for my actions by paying the fees and completely community service? I was under alot of stress and anger over the past week with family related issues and this isn’t something I would normally do.”
If this person was not fingerprinted by the police, then her criminal charge will NOT show up on public record if she’s applying for a job or trying to cross the border. However, it will show up in the police records in what is called an occurence report.
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-929-6011.