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A criminal record can stop you

from entering the United States,

including airport stopovers and

passage through US waters.

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Waivers & Pardons: frequently asked questions

How much does a US entry waiver cost?

The average cost of our fee is $750. The US Customs and Border Protection fee is $585 and fingerprinting is about $75.

How fast will my US waiver be approved?

We prepare and file your application within several weeks. USCBP can take up to three months to approve your application.

How much does a Canadian pardon cost?

Our fee is $800. Fees for fingerprinting, local police records check and Parole Board filing will cost between $100 - $200.

When am I eligible to apply for a pardon?

Eligibility depends on when your last crime was committed and the date the sentence was fully completed. The type of charges will also play a role in determining eligibility.

Do I need a US waiver if I have my Canadian pardon?

USCBP does not recognize a pardon. Depending on your criminal charges, you might be required to obtain a US entry waiver.

What crimes can prevent me from traveling to the US?

Common charges that can bar you from the United States include:

  • Drug violations
  • Fraud
  • False pretences
  • Theft
  • Possession of property obtained by crime.

The crimes above, in addition to a lengthy list of others, will make you inadmissible under sections 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I) and 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

How will a pardon benefit me?

A pardon will remove your criminal record - keeping it separate and apart from other records in the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. This will help you find work, volunteer, study and travel.

Your pardon will also speed-up the approval of your US entry waiver application.

Here’s why you should choose our services.

Applying on your own can be a difficult process. 34% of all pardon applications are returned incomplete.

We will prepare your application properly and quickly, faster than you would on your own.

The result? You save yourself stress and aggravation and are approved sooner.

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We have been helping Canadians since 2007.

If you would like to start your application or have any questions, please call:

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