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Denied entry at US Border

By EricU.S. Entry Waiver
My name is Jim and I was denied entry to the USA with my wife, mother in law and brother in law last week and have had the most humiliating and embarrassing experience of my life.    This criminal offence was 20 year old, soft charges and the copper would not let me explain. ...

Can I Travel to the US with a Pardon?

By JCMU.S. Entry Waiver
Visitor:  I was stopped when clearing US Customs in Toronto last June and asked if I had ever been arrested. I was honest and told them I had an assault charge from over 40 years ago and thought that a pardon had been issued.  They allowed me to enter the States but told ...

Will I Need a US Waiver if I have a Pot Offence?

By CatherineU.S. Entry Waiver
Visitor:  I have a pardon from a pot possession charge when I was 18 (19 years ago). I was recently denied entry to the US and they took away my Nexus card (they said I should not have received one in the first place) and told me I will need a waiver from now on. I was shocked ...

Travel to US with a Pot Offence

Vistior:  I just received my pardon and record suspension for a pot offence in the mail, thank you very much for all the help. I currently have a US Entry waiver for the next 4 years, when that expires will I have to re-apply for another waiver or because ...

Banned from entering the US

Visitor:  I am banned from entering the U.S. for 5 years is there anything you can help me to re-enter to U.S. as I have family there and I am eager to visit them.  Waiting 5 years seems to be outrageous, is there anything we can do in the meantime?   Pardons Canada:  ...

How to Obtain a US Entry Waiver

By EricU.S. Entry Waiver
Visitor: In September 2008 I was twenty years old, I was arrested in Montreal, Canada for shoplifting goods from a retail store. I had stolen 1 backpack, 1 t-shirt and 3 necklaces with a total estimated value of $271. I cooperated with the authorities and pleaded guilty to two counts: ...

File Destructions

By Laurita @ PardonsFAQ
A client emailed us saying that back in 2000, they received a conditional discharge and when they did a criminal background check, their record doesn't show up but their photo and report is still on file with the police service. They were wondering how to get rid of it.   Because ...

Local Police Checks

By Gerald @ PardonsHome
Recently a client was required to complete 2 local police checks for their Record Suspension application as they had lived in 2 different jurisdictions within the past 5 years.   However, upon going to the first local police detachment, they were informed that they would only ...

Victim Fine Surcharge Effects Eligibility If Not Paid

By Chris @ PardonsHome
Victim fine surcharges are defined as follows:   The federal victim surcharge, imposed on offenders at the time of sentencing, is used by provinces and territories to help fund programs and services for victims of crime.   The surcharges are mandatory in cases when the sentencing ...

Criminal Record from 20 years ago

By Jeff @ PardonsHome
Q- I have a Pardon for a DUI conviction more then 20 years ago. If my employer asked me about it what can I legally say? Can I say I do not have a criminal record?   A- Once a Pardon is granted then your criminal record can not be seen by the public so you do not have to say ...

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