Pardon / Record Suspension
Pardon eligibility varies. In general once your sentencing & fines are paid, a 5 or 10 year waiting period is required for convictions before being eligible to apply to get a pardon in Canada.
DUI – Driving Under The Influence
Yes. A pardon is required because the DUI conviction is a criminal offense.
After fines and sentencing have been complete, a 5 year waiting period is require for a DUI summary offence.
Travel To The U.S. With A Criminal Record
While eligibility for entry to the U.S. depends on the nature of the crime, a U.S. Waiver can be applied for to allow travel to the U.S. with a criminal record.