Approximate timelines are outlined on the back of your payment receipt. Please be aware that files have several stages of processing and a number of documents that need to be gathered from different government agencies. Pardons Canada has complex monitoring systems for tracking expected documents to ensure the processing runs efficiently. Once your application is complete and you meet eligibility requirements, it will be submitted to the government for final approval. Once the Pardon is granted and sent to our office, it is immediately forwarded to you.