RCMP Certified Criminal Record Check from Canada

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International Fingerprinting Service

Canadian Forensics Inc is accredited by the RCMP to submit electronic fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of criminal record checks.  If you are a Canadian or a foreign national living abroad requiring an RCMP certified criminal record check then ‘Canadian Forensics Inc is able to help. You may need a certified criminal record check for:

  • Immigration & citizenship Applications
  • Travel visas
  • International adoptions
  • US waiver /Travel
  • Employment applications
  • Record Suspension (Pardon) Applications
  • Name changes
  • Volunteer Work
  • Other non-criminal purposes
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In addition to our ability for taking fingerprints electronically we also accept ink fingerprints (paper fingerprints) and convert paper fingerprints to digital format for electronic transmission to CCRTIS for an RCMP certified criminal record check.

Certified Criminal Record Check from Canada

Canadian Forensics Inc. is accredited and certified by the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) branch of the RCMP to provide certified criminal record check (fingerprint-based Criminal Record Checks). to Canadians abroad and foreign nationals who lived in Canada for some time and they need a Police Clearance Certificate from Canada.

In order to obtain a certified criminal record check from Canada you need:

  • A full set of fingerprints on RCMP form C-216, FBI Card (FD-258) or similar that includes:
    • rolled and flat impressions of all ten fingers taken with black ink
    • full name, date of birth and sex of the applicant
    • the name and address of the national police agency
    • the signature of the official taking the fingerprints
  • Reason for your request (e.g. For immigration)
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number (and/or fax number and/or email address)

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We are accredited by the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to provide digital fingerprinting services for Canadian Criminal Background Checks. Our DNA testing is performed by a laboratory accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to  ISO 17025 standard. Canadian Forensics can proudly assure you the qualified and professional service possible for Criminal History Checks (Background Screening), Fingerprinting and DNA Testing.

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Who Needs Fingerprinting?

If you are currently outside Canada and a certified criminal record may be needed for various reasons including:

  • Applications for Canadian Citizenship
  • Applications for Canadian Permanent Residence
  • Adoptions – Canadian and International
  • Foreign travel – Visas, U.S. Waivers, Border Crossing
  • Employment
  • Volunteer work
  • Applications for immigration to Canada
  • Applications for a record suspension
  • Name change
  • Permanent residency in foreign countries (all countries except Canada)
  • Requests under the Privacy Act, including for U.S. waivers

You need to get your fingerprints taken on the form used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (C-216C) by a local police service. For immigration applications you must include the name and address of the Canadian Immigration Center, Embassy, Consulate or High Commission handling the case in the “Name and Address of Contributing Agency/Department” portion of the form (C-216). You can obtain your fingerprints on FBI form that includes: rolled and flat impressions of all ten fingers taken with black ink, full name, date of birth and sex of the applicant, the name, address of the police agency and the signature of the official taking the fingerprints.

Canadian Forensics Inc – RCMP Accredited Agency

  1. Send an email to [email protected]
  2. We will email you a package for international fingerprinting
  3. Please follow the instructions to complete the forms and get your fingerprints taken on the form (RCMP Fingerprint Form C216-C or FBI Card FD-258) by a local police service
  4. Please send the original fingerprints and supporting documents/ Ids by mail/courier to us at Canadian Forensics Inc 1370 Don Mills Rd #210, North York, ON M3B 3N7
  5. Once we have received the completed forms and original fingerprints in our office we will convert the ink fingerprints to electronic format (digital) and electronically submit to the RCMP
  6. The RCMP processes your fingerprints within 72 hours and your certified criminal record check is sent to the applicant or a designated third party via Canada Post regular mail.

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CONTACT DETAILS

1370 Don Mills Rd #210, North York, ON M3B 3N7
1.416.269.1717
[email protected]
canadianforensicservices.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

The processing times for all electronic fingerprint submissions submitted to the RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) varies from 3 business days to 120 days.

If the applicant does not have a criminal record and there is no match to an RCMP fingerprint record then processing is complete in 72 hours. RCMP will mail the results back to the applicant or the designated third party within 72 hours. Please allow extra time  for delivery by Canada Post.

In cases where the applicant does have a criminal record or there is a match to an RCMP fingerprint record then the processing time could be up to 120 days or longer.

Keeping in view the above factors please allow sufficient time for receiving the results by regular mail before making any status update inquiries.

No, unfortunately, as per RCMP’s protocol, we can’t process scanned version of your fingerprints. Please mail / courier your original fingerprint form along with the other documents, as described in the instructions. Also we are unable to process photocopied fingerprints.

Yes, RCMP can send the Certified Criminal Record Check to any address (in Canada or outside of Canada) via Canada Post regular mail.

The certified criminal record check issued by the RCMP has your picture printed on it. Therefore, a picture of the applicant is transmitted to RCMP with your fingerprints.

Dig­i­tiz­ing inked fingerprints and electronic transmission to the RCMP: CAD $150.00 including the RCMP fee $25.00 plus applicable taxes.

You can pay by a credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) or  email transfer to ([email protected]). CLICK HERE to download Credit Card Authorization Form.

Testimonials

Here’s what our happy customers had to say about our services:

We recently used Canadian Forensics to do some employee criminal records checks. They were very prompt and even offered to email the results so we didn’t have to wait in the office. Results came via email within a couple hours. This is a much faster process than having to go to a police station. We will definitely be using them again!

Stefan Gelinas

These guys were amazing! Friendly, honest AND I got my background check done in 30 minutes! I live in Toronto and getting a background check done there takes weeks. I can’t recommend Canadian Forensics enough!!

Elizabeth Steenvoorden

Fantastic service, ready the same day. Excellent prices. Azad is very friendly and polite. Would recommend this place for any background check needs!

Victoria Cara

Very cordial staff. Truly appreciate the service, and given the current COVID19 situation the staff took appropriate safety measures. Highly recommend them.

Stalin George

Fast, courteous, and discreet. Did my police check for work and I felt very comfortable. They gave me two copies of my police check so I can keep one for myself, and a nice envelope. Would recommend 5/5!

Keif

These guys were amazing! Friendly, honest AND I got my background check done in 30 minutes! I live in Toronto and getting a background check done there takes weeks. I can’t recommend Canadian Forensics enough!!

Elizabeth Steenvoorden