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Canadian Pardon / Record Suspension: $795.00 plus GST ($39.75)  = $834.75. Our $795.00 Administration Fee includes: Free Priority Service, Application and Document Processing, Application Tracking, Agency Follow-up Phone Calls, Email Updates, Express Courier Fees, Return Postage, Faxes, Document Scanning, Photocopies and Document Certification Fees. Disbursements Fees: $84.00 for each Court Record (if required). Local Police Record Search Fee ($35.00 Admin Fee plus the Police Agency Fee - free to $85.00 depending on the police agency). Note: When your application is ready to be submitted you will be required to pay the Parole Board Filing Fee, which is now $631.00 (as of February 23, 2012) Note: There will be a $84.00 biometric fingerprinting fee charged by Alberta Fingerprinting Services (which will speed up the processing of your Certified Record). If you live outside the Edmonton area we will arrange for you to be fingerprinted at the nearest biometric fingerprinting office or your local police station. There you will have to pay between $55.00 and $85.00, including the $35.00 electronic submission fee.Note: Court Record Search fees will apply if you have offenses where fines were imposed. Additional fees will also apply if you have served in the Canadian Military, and for each Local Police Records Check from where you have lived for last 5 years. Court Record and Military Record Searches are $83.00 each, and Local Police Record Checks are $35.00, including GST, plus the Police Agency Fee (if applicable). Note: If you have any type of Assault conviction besides a section 266, the PBC requires official "Proof of Age" of the victim by ordering a copy of the Police File. The fee for this is normally $252.00 per file including GST. Note: If you have a Sexual Assault conviction against an adult there will be an additional fee of $834.75, and we may also need to do a Privacy Act Information Request to the arresting police agency, and a Court Transcript Request for $252.00 each, in order to gather necessary details and prove the age of the victim.

US Entry Waiver: $695.00 plus GST ($34.75) = $729.75. Price includes our Administration Fee (Includes Free Priority Service, Application and Document Processing, Application Tracking, Agency Follow-up Phone Calls, ARO Email Update Requests, Email Updates, Express Courier Fees, Return Postage, Faxes, Photocopies, Document Printing, Document Certification Fees, Created and Emailed Draft Letters, Personal Letter Editing). Note: There will be a $84.00 biometric fingerprinting fee charged by Alberta Fingerprinting Services, which will speed up the processing of your Certified Record. If you live outside the Edmonton area we will arrange for you to be fingerprinted at the nearest biometric fingerprinting office or your local police station. There you will have to pay between $55.00 and $85.00, including the $35.00 electronic submission feeNote: When your application is ready to be submitted to US Customs you will be required to pay a $585.00 (USD) United States Department of State filing fee (as of November 23rd, 2010). This fee is best paid with a major credit card. Note: If you were convicted of illegal drug possession, trafficking narcotics, sexual assault, assault CBH, theft over $1000, fraud over, or any indictable offense(s) or multiple crimes involving moral turpitude within the last 25 years you will also be required to submit Certified Court and/or Police Records for each conviction at a cost of $84.00 per conviction. In some cases per-page Court Transcript Fees may also apply, which are usually $2.50 per page. Note: If you have a Sexual Assault conviction there will be an additional fee of $729.75, and we may also need to do a Privacy Act Information Request to the arresting police agency, and a Court Transcript Request for $252.00 each, in order to gather necessary details and prove the age of the victim. If the victim was a minor you may be required to undergo a psychological evaluation in Toronto or Vancouver, at a cost of $500 per hour, and usually with a 6 hour minimum. Due to Homeland Security's increased screening procedures, you may be denied a Waiver after completing this final step.

Priority Service Fee: $126.00 *NOTE: We prioritize all applications at no extra cost, however, in some cases where staff must work overtime in order to meet a last minute deadline this fee will apply. For more information see FAQ Pardons.

Pardoned Record or Single Court Record Search: $252.00 (may require fingerprinting - fee reduced for Canada Pardon and US Waiver application services) For more information please see our Records Page.

CPIC Record / Name Check: $35.00 This service is to simply see whether or not a Criminal Record appears on CPIC. However, it does not provide any details about any criminal offenses. Book an Appointment Online

Port of Entry Parole (for emergency travel into the U.S.): $252.00 Note: This permit is for clients who are applying for a Standard US Entry Waiver, and who need to enter the United States for emergency medical treatment or to attend a funeral for an immediate family member. Please call our office or see our Waiver FAQ section (10 & 14) if you are unsure if you are eligible to receive such a permit.

**File Destruction Services: $495.00 plus GST ($24.75) = $519.75 per file.

**NOTE: Normally this service is to destroy a CPIC record and/or Police Records showing a Conditional Discharge, or Stayed, Dismissed or Withdrawn charges, as long as no other convictions appear on CPIC or Local Police Records. Police File Destruction may also be required before or after being granted a Standard Canadian Pardon, in order to destroy local police records, which could possibly be hacked into by foreign federal government agencies in the future. Note: File Destruction for convictions are usually only granted after 10 years or more have passed without any further charges, investigations or convictions, and if you have multiple convictions or an Indictable conviction the police like to see at least 15 years of crime-free activity. Other reasons to obtain this service is to destroy a CPIC record after the death of a convicted person. Note: If we need to also do a Privacy Act Information Request there will be another $252.00 charge.

Additional or Other Administration Fees: $126.00. This fee is charged for additional and unforeseen administration fees, which are not included in our regular Pardon and/or Waiver application processing. Your application processor will explain such fees when applicable, which are billed at $126.00 per 1/2 hour. (1 hour minimum may apply for non Pardon or US Waiver clients)

Four common reasons for this fee are: 1) When a Waiver applicant fails to submit their Waiver application to U.S. Customs, and their Waiver forms expire and have to be redone. For this service there is a $276.60 fee. Note: There may also be a $75.00 fee to take another set of biometric fingerprints, in order to receive a new Certified Record from the Ottawa RCMP. Note: All applicants must bring in the original documents provided by our office in order to obtain this service, otherwise a Waiver Renewal Fee of $467.25 will apply. 2) When a "serious offender" Pardon applicant requires our services to review, edit, rewrite or polish Reference Letters and/or a Step 8 Rehabilitation Letter to the PBC, as is now required by law. 3) When an applicant receives a Proposal to Deny letter from the Parole Board and they need help in assembling and/or editing documents such writing as a Personal Letter to the Parole Board explaining the circumstances of the incident(s), and also creating Draft Reference Letters. 4) When an Pardon applicant fails to pay the PBC Filing Fee or some other fee and their Pardon forms expire and have to be redone. For this service there is a $126.00 fee. Such applicants may also need to pay for another Local Police Records Check that has expired. 5) For a lost Border Crossing Card where we have to apply for a Border Crossing Card replacement. For this service we charge $252 plus GST.

Court or Military* Record Searches: $84.00. Additional Court Record Search fees apply to Pardon applicants who have received multiple offenses in different locations where fines were imposed, and for Waiver clients, especially those who have multiple offenses and/or 2 or more Indictable offenses. (This will be verified after we receive your Certified Record from the Ottawa RCMP). Note: Court Records from the province of Quebec are $158.00 each plus GST = $165.90 each.

* If you are an active member or reserve member of the Canadian Armed Forces and you are applying for a Pardon, an additional fee of $83.00 will be charged to obtain a copy of your military records, which are required by the Parole Board.

Local Police Records Checks: $33.33 plus GST = $35.00, plus the Police Agency Fee (if applicable). Additional Local Police Record Search fees apply (for Pardon Applications) where the applicant has lived in more than one city/town in the last five years. Local Police Files may also be required for U.S. Waivers when requested by Homeland Security's ARO. Note: A $35.00 Admin Fee plus Police Agency Fee (if applicable) is required for each city to complete a Local Police Records Search. If an applicant fails to provide a Local Police Record Search for every city they have lived in, the Parole Board may deny a Pardon if the applicant was suspected of any criminal offense(s) in other cities. If you have worked in other cities but maintained an address elsewhere you will be required to do a Local Police Records Search only if you were involved with the police in other cities and where the police recorded your address as being in that city.

Privacy Act Information Request: $240.00 plus GST = $252.00. Privacy Act Requests are needed in order to obtain copies of all the information the arresting police detachment(s) has retained in their files. If you do not have detailed information regarding the offense(s) we may need to make a Privacy Act Request in order to get the information. Common reasons to obtain this service are to obtain the proof of age of a victim of Sexual Assault. Another reason is to gather police information and then make a formal request to have the information destroyed if you were not convicted. It can also help when convictions are not put on CPIC and the information is needed in order to obtain a Canada Pardon or a US Waiver. Privacy Act Requests are $252.00 per police file. This means if you were arrested and charged by 2 different police agencies the fee will be $504.00.

US Entry Waiver Renewal (only for past Alberta Pardons clients) $595.00 plus GST = $624.75. This is only for past Alberta Pardons clients who are now renewing their US Waiver through our office. If you obtained a Waiver on your own or through another company in the past then you are required to pay the standard fee of $729.75, plus a fingerprinting fee.

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