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 Even if you have a conditional or absolute discharge, withdrawn, dismissed or stayed charges may still show up because you have been fingerprinted and photographed…

Pardons Canada – How to obtain a US Entry Waiver or I-194

pardons.org If you have a criminal record in Canada the American government may not allow you entry into their country. We receive hundreds of calls every month from Canadians who have been refused entry at the US border because of old criminal records.  Even criminal charges that have been dismissed, acquitted, withdrawn, absolute or conditional…

Pardons Canada – “My criminal record hung like a cloud whenever travel to the US came up for discussion”

pardons.org If you are traveling to the US with a criminal record, it is possible that you will get turned away at the border.  Even if the criminal charge is a minor one, or if you have received a conditional or absolute discharge, the Americans have the right to deny you entry. Once you get…