Record Suspension (Pardon)
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Record Suspension (Pardon) Fee is $500 (plus HST)
While F.I.P.S. will complete the Record Suspension application, you are responsible for the following costs:
- Digital fingerprints and R.C.M.P. search (rapid service through F.I.P.S.)
- Local police record check(s)
- Court Document(s)
- Parole Board of Canada (P.B.C.) fee
Do I Qualify for a Pardon?
As a result of a recent court decision (28 July 2017) you are now eligible to apply for a Pardon three or five years after you have completed your sentence for your offence(s). Certain conditions do apply. Call us for the latest details.
What is a Record Suspension / Pardon?
A Record Suspension or Pardon is a formal process to remove the stigma associated with a criminal record.
If you have been convicted of a criminal offence, you have a criminal record. A criminal record is not automatically removed. You must initiate the process to change it so you can live a life without obstacles. To have your record sealed, you must make an application under the Criminal Records Act of Canada for a Record Suspension or Pardon. The Act is intended to benefit persons who have been convicted of offences and have later rehabilitated themselves. A Record Suspension or Pardon is a formal process to remove the stigma associated with a criminal record.
Record Suspension / Pardon Process
- Obtain the necessary personal information for the application process.
- Submit and collect all relevant documents pertaining to criminal convictions.
- Submit and collect all relevant documents pertaining to local police checks.
- Create supporting documents to obtain the proper and necessary documents prior to petitioning for a Record Suspension or Pardon.
- Correspond with all government and/or non-government agencies associated with the application.
- Assist with the explanation of convictions prior to the submission of the application.
Once all of the information has been collected and completed we will petition the Parole Board of Canada (P.B.C.) for a record suspension on your behalf. The P.B.C. is empowered to grant, deny or revoke Record Suspensions. As your representative, we will receive and handle all communication from the NPB and other agencies.
Our computers will track and update the progress of your case. The proactive role we take and our familiarity with the judicial procedures and administration will ensure that all the documents required are obtained in a timely manner and that your case is processed expeditiously.
Processing time is between 5 - 18 months.
Do I Qualify for a Record Suspension?
You are eligible to apply for a Record Suspension five or ten years after you have completed your sentence for your offence(s). A sentence may be a fine, probation, jail term, surcharge or restitution. For the purposes of a Record Suspension, a court order which prohibits you from driving or possessing a firearm is not considered part of a sentence.
For summary offences, you are eligible for a Record Suspension after five years.
For indictable offences, you are eligible for a Record Suspension after ten years.