Record Suspension Application & Processing Time

After preparing your pardon application, Pardon Pros will submit it to the Parole Board of Canada. This will mark the beginning of a 6 to 24 month wait for a decision to be made on your case and the result emailed back to us. Below are the cost/time for different processes associated with applying for a record suspension, to give you an idea of how long a pardon takes.

  • 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 days 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.
How Long Does a Pardon Take to Process?

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Applications for a record suspension for one or more summary offences are typically processed in less than 6 months after the application has been accepted
  • Applications for a record suspension for one or more indictment offences are typically process in less than 12 months after acceptance of the application
  • Applications in which the PBC intends to refuse to order a pardon require up to 24 months after acceptance of the application to complete
Let Pardon Pros Handle Your Application

Preparing government paperwork and navigating the legal framework is not a simple or easy process. Unless you are familiar with the process, there is no reason to risk your time, money, and effort navigating a complex process, only to wait for months to realize that you left out an important piece of information in your application.

Consider how important a record suspension application is important to you. If successful, you will be able to carry on like a normal, law abiding citizen without risking discrimination or missed opportunities because of a mistake you made 5 or 10 years ago.

You have waited so long to restore your good reputation. Letting Pardon Professionals handle your applications means that it will be done properly and promptly. Our service is worth the money.

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.

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