Get A Pardon Before You Travel
A criminal record can get in the way of so many important life events. Spring is the wedding season, and now more and more young couples are planning destination weddings in beautiful, warm locations. Popular places such as Hawaii, Cuba and Jamaica are on many couples’ lists.
Planning a wedding in another country brings its own complications however. For one, if any of the wedding party has a criminal record from their past, they will need a travel waiver to pass through the United States. A US travel waiver is a simple enough thing to obtain, but you do not want to be held up at customs because your best man didn’t have one.
Your destination does not have to be in the US for this to become an issue. Many flights connect through American cities in order to reach other popular places. It is inevitable that you will have to deal with the US border officials there who will pull your name up at customs to make sure there are no red flags. It’s their job to protect the border, and should they find a criminal record, they will do their duty should you not meet the requirements for entry into the US. If you have a criminal record, they can see it. Getting a pardon granted will eliminate this result.
Luckily, the process for getting a pardon granted is painless. This could be an easy solution to any travel woes but it’s important to know, if you have already made an attempt to cross into the US with a criminal record, they will keep this record on file for life. Once that has occurred your record will not be masked by a pardon. In that case you would need a US entry waiver for any further travel into the US. A travel waiver lasts for 5 years, so it is important to keep it up to date.
Canadian pardons or record suspensions, take time to complete. This is true now more than ever since our government has instituted their “tough on crime” policy. Navigating the red tape of a pardon application has gotten difficult for many, and they have given up on their hopes of ever receiving a pardon. We want you to know that we’re on your side. You should have the freedom to take any trip you desire.
Call Express Pardons today at 1-866-416-6772