Record suspensions

Learn about the waiting periods and eligibility criteria for a record suspension, and how to apply for one.


Important!  Effective March 31, 2021, the record suspension application fee will increase to $657.77. Find out more.

Important notice:

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Parole Board of Canada currently has limited capacity to process Record Suspension, Expungement and Clemency applications, which will result in delays in their processing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Important notice:  If you have applied or are planning to apply for a record suspension, please take note of the recent changes to eligibility and wait times. Read more.

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Record Suspension Self-Assessment Tool

Record Suspension Self-assessment Tool

This simple online tool allows you to check your eligibility to apply for a record suspension.

Applying for a record suspension

Tips for Completing a Record Suspension Application

Get helpful tips on how to avoid common mistakes when applying for a record suspension.

How to Apply for a Record Suspension Video Tutorial

How to Apply for a Record Suspension – Video Tutorial

This video walks you through each step in the application process, and shows you how to fill in each of the application forms.

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