Does US Border Patrol Recognize Canadian Pardons?

Travelers are often surprised to discover that Canadian Pardons are not recognized by the United States.  Even with a Canadian record suspension, a traveler can still be prohibited from crossing the border into the U.S., either via land (border crossing) or air.  Earlier this month, 66-year-old Calgary man Bill McLevin told Global News that he…

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What’s the Difference Between a Pardon in Canada Compared to the U.S.?

In Canada, A Pardon completely separates a criminal record from publicly visible criminal charges in the national criminal record database known as “CPIC”.  This offers an individual a second chance at a clean, publicly sealed, and crime-free lifestyle.  The main benefits are that past offenders are able to pass a criminal record check for employment,…