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Do I qualify for a Pardon or U.S. Waiver?

Recent regulatory changes

If you have criminal charges or convictions on your record, you have most likely experienced one or several of the following problems:

  1. Difficuly finding employment; lost your job
  2. Restricted travel; turned away at the border
  3. Denied participation in community or schooling events
  4. Higher insurance rates
  5. Unable to obtain citizenship
  6. Denied custody of your children
  7. The general burden of shame and guilt 

A Canadian Pardon and/or U.S. Entry Waiver can help remove these obstacles from your life. However, Canadian and American laws for obtaining a Pardon and Waiver have continued to change over the years.

These regulatory changes have made it more difficult for you to qualify for a Pardon or Waiver. For those individuals that do in fact qualify to submit an application, these changes have also made the application process more complex and costly.

This is why we recommend you to speak to a highly knowledgeable and experienced professional to give you clarity on your situation. You can come into our office or call and speak to an expert directly. You will receive a free consultation and find out whether or not you qualify for a Pardon and/or Waiver, and whether or not you need either.

Furthermore, every agent has helped many thousands of people obtain a Pardon or Waiver. This means there is a very good chance that we have helped many people with a very similar situation to yours.

Your criminal record is perhaps one of the largest constraints in your life, and its effects can often be devastating. This is why it is important to understand that many individuals who submit a Pardon or Waiver application to the government, still have their application denied. This is not because they are not qualifed. Rather, it is because their application has been prepared either incorrectly, or it has not met the qualitiative requirements of the Parole Board of Canada and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This often occurs when individuals attempt to complete their own application, or hire the services of an inexperienced company. Many of these companies attempt to trick unsuspecting people by trying to appear as a government entity.


What are you looking for?

What are the basic requirements to apply for a Pardon or Waiver?

Although speaking to an expert is the safest route to clearing your criminal record and moving forward with your life, there are some general requirements that all individuals must satisfy in order to qualify for a Canadian Pardon/Record Suspension or U.S. Entry Waiver. Here are some basic guidelines you should be aware of when submitting you Pardon or Waiver application.

Pardon qualifications

While the Parole Board of Canada inspects each Pardon application on an individual basis, here are the requirements common to all applicants: 

  1. Complete all your sentences: pay all fines and compensation orders, serve your sentences, and complete your probationary period.
  2. Complete a post-sentence waiting period: do not re-offend for between three to five years (depends on the severity of your criminal conviction).
  3. Processing fees: Pay for your electronic fingerprints, a copy of your criminal record, court documents, and local police record checks.
  4. Application fees: The Parole Board of Canada charges a $631 submission fee in order to process your Pardon/Record Suspension application. 

Because of the time frames involved, we recommend commencing your application approximately one year before you become eligible to submit your application. This is because preparing a Pardon application can take a long time and may require substantial resources and travel to various courts and police stations. Your aim should be to have your application completed and ready for submission on the date that you are qualified.

US Entry Waiver qualifications

When applying for a U.S. Entry Waiver, your application is reviewed by the United States Department of Homeland Security, and approval is also based upon the discretion of the officer reviewing your application.  In fact, unlike a Pardon, you can apply for a U.S. Entry Waiver even while you have a criminal record. The application for a U.S. Entry Waiver requires a different kind of expertise in presenting a compelling argument to the United States that you pose no threat by entering their counrty. Homeland Security officials are trained to be extremely scrutinous which is why professional help is advised. Nevertheless, here are the basic requirements that all applicants must meet in order to submit an application with a chance of approval.

  1. Complete and analyze a nationwide set of Waiver-specific fingerprints
  2. Compile your complete biographical information (Form G-325A)
  3. Compile and filter all your police records and court documents for every conviction
  4. Provide several character references
  5. Provide compelling proof of rehabilitation and good conduct
  6. Complete Form I-212 (if you have already been denied entry to the U.S.A.)

Another aspect to consider, is the benefit of showing evidence of a successful Canadian Pardon/Record Suspension in your Waiver application. While a Pardon on its own does not have any legal jurisdiction in the United States, it does increase your chances because it shows that the Canadian government has deemed you a now good-standing citizen that has avoided problems with the law for a considerable amount of time.

Experience You Can Trust

Preparing a Pardon and/or Waiver application is a complex process that involves two key components:

  1. Administrative & legal paperwork – requires precision.
  2. Social-environmental-economic statements – requires expertise.

The first component must be completed with zero errors, because even the slightest error (such as an incorrect date) can result in your application being denied.

The second component involves preparing a compelling argument to convince the Canadian and/or American government that you deserve a Pardon/Waiver. If an individual does not know exactly what these government officials are looking for in such an argument, it can be very difficult to be approved. This is where experience is advised.

When you start the process with Dominion Pardons & Waivers, you can rest assured that you have a seasoned, experienced team on your side:

We have successfully processed so many thousands of Pardons & Waivers that we have helped many individuals in a very similar situation to yours. 

This means that not only do we understand what the Canadian and U.S. government officials want to see in order to to approve your application, but we also know specifically what they need to see from an individiual with your kind of criminal background and personal details.

Dominion Pardons & Waivers gives you the best chances of receiving a Pardon and/or Waiver, where you otherwise may be denied. A criminal record can negatively impact your employment, travel, insurance rates, extracurricular activities, and even child custody battles.

Call us today for a free consultation to see whether or not you need a Canadian Pardon/Record Suspension or a U.S. Entry Waiver, and whether or not you qualify.


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