How to break up with your pardons & waivers firm
If a criminal record is still punishing you long after you have paid your debt to society, you might already have decided to pursue the pardons process. Now known as a record suspension, a pardon is the only way to clear your criminal record so it can’t be seen by the people who matter: employers, professional organizations, courts, border officials, and anyone else who has power over your future. So perhaps you searched online for assistance to fill out the necessary forms, and came across different firms offering to help you get a pardon or a US entry waiver, fast. There are many such companies operating in Toronto and across Canada who promise to get your record cleared right away. Perhaps you chose one of them and contacted someone for more information.
How is that going for you?
It’s not you, it’s me
If you have already given a pardons company your money, you probably won’t get it back. But if you’re still in the research phase, there’s a lot you can tell about a pardons & waivers firm by the way they communicate with you. With so much choice available, you don’t have to go with the first company you Google; instead, ask them some thought-provoking questions and follow your gut. What you discover just might prevent you from dealing with an inexperienced or sloppy firm, or worse, one that really only wants your money and doesn’t care about you at all. Your due diligence could mean the difference between getting that pardon or US entry waiver, and waiting extra months, even years for your documentation, or even being denied.
5 signs it could be time to break up with your pardons company
You might have invested significant time in a pardons and waivers company – perhaps you had a long phone conversation, or even began the process of getting your documentation together – so you might not want to cut ties, but sometimes the relationship isn’t good for either one of you. If you’re no longer feeling the love, maybe it’s because…
- You’re not getting results. Everyone you know has gotten their pardon or waiver way before you, even though you applied around the same time.
- Nobody’s listening. At first, your pardon and waiver company wanted to know every detail of your situation and seemed warm and empathetic; now, when you call to follow up, you’re lucky to get someone’s voicemail.
- They just don’t understand. Sure, everyone has a different reason for wanting to erase their past, but if your pardons and waivers company doesn’t understand the intricacy of the laws that apply to your situation, it’s time to say sayonara.
- It seems like they’re going on autopilot. Experience is good, but if you’re dealing with a company who has done this so many times they treat you like a number, you should reconsider; you’re a human being with human needs.
- It’s all about the money. No pardons and waivers company can be expected to act on your behalf for nothing, but if they won’t even talk to you until money has changed hands, be skeptical.
If it’s time to meet someone else
Getting your pardon or waiver isn’t love, it’s business – very important, life-changing business. Don’t get stuck with an inferior pardons & waivers joint. If you’re not happy and want to meet someone else, call us or fill out our contact form. We’re always here to talk about how we can help you move forward into a record-free future.
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