Updates for applicants
Information for B.C. and Ontario residents applying for a record suspension.
Important notice to applicants: changes to the fingerprint submission process to RCMP
Please note that record suspension applicants sending their fingerprints to the RCMP to get a copy of their criminal record must now submit electronic fingerprints only. Finger print forms are no longer accepted.
To have your fingerprints taken electronically, contact or visit your local police of jurisdiction or an accredited company with an electronic submission device.
Note that electronic fingerprint submission to the RCMP is not currently available outside of Canada. You may contact accredited companies within Canada who will digitize ink fingerprints and submit them electronically to the RCMP.
Note: Your criminal record request must clearly show that you are applying for a record suspension.
Members of Parliament - MP constituency offices
Members of Parliament and their constituency offices wishing to contact the Parole Board of Canada PBC on behalf of a constituent should fax their request, along with signed consent from the individual concerned, to 613-941-4981 on official MP letterhead.
Note: Do not include the applicant's Social Insurance Number (SIN) in the consent form, the PBC does not require this information.
Credit Card Payment
Record suspension applicants may now pay the $631 processing fee by credit card by filling in the Credit Card Payment Form in the Record Suspension Guide, and mailing it with their completed application to the Parole Board of Canada.
Update on the pardons backlog
The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) has cleared the backlog of pardon applications.
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