Expungement: Step 2 - Get court and/or police documents

Step 2 - Get court and/or police documents

You must try to obtain the available court and/or police documents for each of the eligible conviction(s) for which you are applying. This documentation may serve to confirm the existence of the conviction(s) and demonstrate to the Parole Board of Canada that the relevant criteria (see Step 1) for ordering an expungement are met.

Contact the court(s) that heard the case(s) and/or the police service(s) having jurisdiction in the location where the arrest occurred and request a copy of the record(s).

  • If the court(s) and/or police service(s) do not have a record of the conviction(s), request confirmation of this in writing.

Review the court and/or police documents carefully to determine if these contain information regarding the relevant criteria.

If you were unable to obtain the court and/or police documents (e.g. the record was destroyed), or if the court and/or police documents do not clearly demonstrate that the relevant criteria for expungement are met, you must produce a sworn statement or solemn declaration (see Step 4).


If you cannot recall the details of your conviction(s), you may wish to request a copy of your criminal record from the National Repository of Criminal Records maintained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Should you have a criminal record within this repository, it may assist you in your search for records.

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