Fingerprinting

We are RCMP accredited, committed to security, and offer convenient locations for your fingerprinting needs.

Group Processing and Mobile Services

Need fingerprints for a group? We’re mobile!

Our operators support various federal, provincial, Crown corporation, and private industry partners across Canada.

Corporate Accounts

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Reasons You May Need Fingerprints

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  • Federal Government Security Clearance
  • Fingerprinting for Employment (RCMP Accredited Criminal Record Check)
  • Contract Security Program
  • Citizenship and Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant Status)
  • Waiver for Work, Education or Travel Abroad
  • International Fingerprinting Requests
  • Authentication and Legalization
  • Criminal Record Suspension (Formerly known as Pardons)
  • US Entry Waivers (United States Travel Waiver)
  • Health Canada: Cannabis Act or HPTA Licensing
  • Controlled Goods Program
  • Privacy Act Requests
  • Adoption
  • Name Change

ID Required for Fingerprinting

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You must bring two pieces of government-issued ID, at least one of which must have a photo. We cannot accept social insurance cards or red and white provincial health cards. We can accept green provincial health cards as a secondary piece of ID only, not as a primary. The following are acceptable identification types:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Immigration documents i.e. work or study permits
  • Military Family ID Card (MFID)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Nexus card

Notes

  • It is recommended applicants bring a letter or file number from the requesting source, if applicable.
  • All identification must be current and not expired.
  • Photos and photocopies of identification cards are NOT acceptable. We require originals.
  • All digital fingerprinting requests for Canadian Citizenship must include a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This letter must include the address for third party results and should have a CIC file number, which will be included in your transaction. Please ensure this letter is available during the fingerprinting appointment.
  • Our experienced staff will be happy to assist in answering any questions.
  • US Entry Waiver services, we recommend is that our customers first book an appointment for fingerprints, as the RCMP check is mandatory. Once they receive the results from the RCMP, they can contact us again and we will arrange a time for them to come in and start the paperwork.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applicants

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  • A police certificate is not required when applying for permanent residency in Canada. IRCC will send you an official letter requesting you get one if one is needed.

6 convenient locations to serve you

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need an appointment?

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Hours of operation and whether you need to book an appointment vary depending on the location.

What payment methods are available?

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We accept major credit cards, debit or cash at all of our locations.

How long will it take to get my fingerprints taken?

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Our digital process is fast, efficient, clean and normally takes approximately 10 minutes to capture your fingerprints.

How do I get my results?

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For federal government security clearances, results will be sent back to the requesting federal department.

For all other applications, results can be sent directly to you or to a designated third party of your choosing.

How quickly will I get my results?

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If no criminal record is present, results will go out in the mail within three business days. For clients who have a criminal record, the process may take a bit longer.

Processing times for fingerprint-based background checks are determined by the RCMP. Typically, transactions where no criminal record is present are completed in 3 business days and then mailed out to the requested address. If a criminal record is present, the processing may take longer. Please consult the RCMP’s website for details on processing times.

**Please note that the RCMP is currently experiencing a higher than usual volume and supply chain issues which cause a delay to regular processing times.

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