Official PBC Application Guide and forms

Read the Parole Board of Canada Record Suspension Guide carefully before starting your application. It includes step-by-step instructions and all required forms for completing a record suspension application.

Please note that incomplete or missing information will lead to your application being returned to you and/or delay its processing.

Before starting your application, check that you are eligible to apply by using the PBC's Online Self-Assessment Tool.

The following videos also provide step-by-step instructions on filling out an application, and tips for avoiding common errors that can delay its processing:

PBC Record suspension Application Guide


The RCMP now only accepts electronic fingerprints. Read more about changes to the fingerprinting requirements.

Forms (PDF)

Service standards

Record suspension applications are processed according to the following service standards by the Parole Board of Canada:

  • Applications seeking a record suspension for an offence or offences tried summarily will be processed within 6 months of application acceptance.
  • Applications seeking a record suspension for an offence or offences tried by indictment will be processed within 12 months of application acceptance.
  • Applications in which the Board is proposing to refuse to order a record suspension will require up to 24 months after application acceptance to complete.

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