The website I have is the website for the border services out of Ottawa. It is a bit confusing, cause it sounds like there are several options or possibilities, but the best does look like an application you can mail and if you put "for info only" it is free and will tell you weather you can get across without doing anything further. Looks like the same application with $200 will likely get you a permit to get accross unless your crime was too serious or too recent. Or it looks like you can take your chance at the border and possibly get turned away, or possibly pay the $200, or may not even get checked(untill further research, this is not an option). Part of it does say that you can go to the border and request an interview to prove rehabilitation with a guard, then you are at his mercy.
The ap sounds like the letter format that Rem is talking about. We won't go if we don't feel confident about ALL of us getting across. Right now we have time, so just doing research and figuring it out.
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