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Meet AllCleared: Pardon Services Canada is changing its name

Pardon Services Canada is pleased to present our new name AllCleared. Our clients understand change and so do we. Pardon Services Canada is refreshing its image with a new name and, coming soon, a new website. Over the next few weeks, you’ll start hearing the name AllCleared. But don’t worry. Your files, portal access and accounts … Continued

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DUI: How a Record Suspension can help

A common reason why people apply for a Record Suspension is because they have a DUI on their record. Many people don’t realize the seriousness of drinking and driving until it’s too late. Although the rate of impaired driving is decreasing in Canada, police still reported 72,000 incidents in 2015. The Parole Board of Canada’s … Continued

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CPIC: How are criminal records stored?

CPIC stands for Canadian Police Information Centre. Established in 1972, this is a large database that contains information about every active criminal record in Canada as well as anything else the police need to know on a day-to-day basis. It allows police forces across Canada to communicate quickly with each other which makes investigating crimes … Continued

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How much does a US Entry Waiver cost?

If you have a criminal record, you may be wondering about the US Entry Waiver cost. Many common charges require a US Entry Waiver. As well, if you have ever been denied entry to the United States you will need a waiver. The basic US Entry Waiver cost for most Canadians is $585 USD. This … Continued

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US Entry Waiver: What is it and why do I need it?

If you have a criminal record in Canada, you may need a US Entry Waiver. A US Entry Waiver is a preclearance document that allows you to enter the United States with a criminal record. Not everyone who has a criminal record will need a US Entry Waiver. By far the most commonly held criminal … Continued

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US entry: Can you enter the US with a Record Suspension?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking a Record Suspension will help you with US entry. Many people have heard that the US border gets its information about Canadian records from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). Thus, they believe that if they seal their record it will be invisible to the American authorities. Unfortunately, the … Continued

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Tougher Temporary Resident Permit screening recommended

Temporary Resident Permit screening is often tough at the border and it may get tougher after a report by the Auditor General. A Temporary Resident Permit or TRP is an application that allows you to enter Canada with a criminal record. You may need a TRP if: It has been less than five years since … Continued