Starting February 23, 2012, the record suspension application fee increased to $631. The total cost of a pardon in Canada is significantly influenced by the government charges associated with collecting and filing the application paperwork.
Here’s a breakdown of costs:
Record Check: A record check can last a couple of days. An amount ranging from $50 to $75 is paid to the local police to verify that there is no recent criminal activity. This is an important step to ensure that you have completed the required 5 or 10 year waiting period.
Fingerprinting: When getting your criminal record, you need to contact your local police service so they can take your fingerprints on a fingerprint form, which is then sent together with a money order, cheque, or bank draft to the Receiver General. The process takes between 3 and 120 days, and may cost anywhere from $30 to $125. This price typically includes the RCMP certification fee.
Court Processing: You must obtain court information for each of your convictions, including proof of payment for any fines, restitution, victim charges, and compensation. The court information also includes the method of trial for each conviction. This process may take anywhere from 14 to 90 days, at a cost of $40 to $100.
Parole Board Processing: To apply for a record suspension, you must complete and submit the record suspension form. The application takes up to 6 months for summary offences and 12 months for indictable offences, at a standard cost of $631.
At Pardon Pros, we charge a small fee for offering our pardon preparation services. This charge includes the costs of fingerprinting, court processing, and other disbursement fees.
We recommend that you talk to a consultant prior to planning a budget. If you have trouble raising the funds, Pardon Professionals offers financial assistance through our partner company, Pawn Kings.
To qualify for the financial aid, you must observe all contractual obligations that Pawn Kings sets out in the Sales/Pawn Agreement. The monies paid to you will be first sent to us, Pardon Professionals, to offset the full cost of services, while any remaining monies will be sent to you.
Keep in mind that any monies paid to Pardon Pros will have no interest accrued, while all the funds loaned to the client above and beyond the monies sent to Pardon Pros is subject to costs as set out by Pawn Kings.
We believe that our services are the most cost effective in the business. At Pardon Pros, we take pride in being upfront with our clients about the process and costs of your pardon so there are no surprises.
We expedite your file to get it processed and sent to the PBC as soon as possible. We will prepare your record suspension application on your behalf so you don’t have to worry about getting things wrong and delaying the process unnecessarily.
For more information on the disbursement costs, our fee structure, or anything else, please call our office to discuss your concerns with a counselor.
At Pardon Professionals, our founders have lived through the process of obtaining a record suspension and know how daunting and stressful this process can be. We provide professional, efficient, trusted and expert service without judgment so that you can obtain a waiver or pardon as quickly as possible. We set your mind at ease with customer-centric service and easy-to-understand, direct information at your fingertips. Begin the process of clearing your record today with our help.