The following article is a guest post.
Pardons and waivers operate within a time frame, but that time frame is undisclosed to the public. There might be people trying to tell you that they have inside information about time frames for pardons or waivers, but they are most likely lying. It is advised that distance should be kept from these individuals.
When it comes to pardon and waiver time frames, only the entities involved in the operation can appoint and justify specific time frames for both waivers and pardons. This time frame may vary in different ways depending on different factors. One example of a factor that is influential to setting up time frames is the level at which your service provider operates at. The more organized the people in charge of your waiver and pardon applications are, the more it reflects on the time frames set for these services.
Surely, while time frames can vary, a competent service provider will be able to at least give you an approximation. You aren’t the first person walking through their door with a waiver or pardon application, so past instances will help them more accurately provide an estimative.
There are also other things to take into consideration when making these estimations, however, such as the criminal record of the person inquiring. Someone in a position of not having a criminal record can see their documents being processes entire months. The secret behind this is that the RCMP fingerprint certification process is likely to take less time when there’s no criminal record.
As far as specific time frames for waivers and pardons go, there are no such things because we are talking about highly volatile processes which vary from case to case. However, as aforementioned, based on past experience you can reduce your searching area.
Currently, the average time for a pardon application is somewhere between 4 and 12 months. The 4 months cases as you would expect aren’t as often seen as the 12 month ones, but they’re still there. Waivers on the other hand come with an estimated minimum time of 8 months and a maximum of 12 months. As you can see, the two kind of follow similar times.
Time frames such as these are more easily identified when you have all the facts. In this type of situation, working with either a pardon or waiver service agency or a lawyer could prove more beneficial than handling it alone. Their expertise and professional opinion might help you get better localization for the time frame of your specific application case. If either a lawyer or agency combined what they know with all the details of your case, they might come up with a much more satisfying answer.