Fingerprinting Services Toronto

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Digital & Ink Fingerprinting Services In Toronto

Digital & Ink Fingerprinting Services In Toronto

Need Fingerprinting Services in Toronto?

Canadian Forensics Inc is accredited by the RCMP to submit electronic fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of criminal record checks for civil purposes. We provide both digital and ink fingerprinting services in North York (Toronto) location (1370 Don Mills Rd)…

Fingerprinting Services Toronto

Accredited by the RCMP

Our Fingerprinting Services are accredited and certified by the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to submit electronic fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of criminal record checks

Live Scan -Digital Fingerprinting Services in Toronto

Canadian Forensics Inc offers Fingerprinting Services in Toronto using cutting-edge Live Scan fingerprinting technology for fastest and convenient way of criminal record checks or verification of criminal records in Canada. Electronic/digital fingerprints are captured using Live Scan scanning device and transmitted electronically to the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services of RCMP for processing.

Fingerprints-based Criminal Record checks greatly reduce the RCMP processing time to as little as 72 hours. Canadian Forensics Inc. uses digital fingerprinting technology for best quality fingerprints coupled with electronic submission to RCMP reduce the RCMP processing time to as little as 72 hours.  This assures the applicant’s certified criminal record check is in the mail to the applicant or a designated third party address through regular mail by RCMP. Furthermore, electronic fingerprinting is less prone to errors and reduces the risks of individual being wrongly associated with a a Criminal Record for someone with a similar name.

Fingerprinting Locations in Toronto (North York)

Visit our office located in North York (1370 Don Mills Rd #210, North York ON M3B 3N7) with two (2) pieces of Government issued IDs to have your fingerprints taken and submitted to RCMP for criminal record check.

At times, you may require conventional ink & roll fingerprints for foreign police clearances (including FBI), some high level Canadian security screening purposes and for those individuals with worn out friction ridges. We can convert your ink fingerprints to digital format for electronic transmission to the RCMP minimizing turnaround time to 72 hours.

Please note: Effective July 1, 2014, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) no longer accepts ink fingerprints and your fingerprints must be submitted to RCMP electronically, using either LiveScan or CardScan technology.

FBI Fingerprinting Services

You may require traditional ink & roll fingerprints submissions to obtain FBI clearance from USA and other international police clearance certificates. Canadian Forensics Inc provides your fingerprints on FBI FD-258 Card for Identity History Summary Check (Police Clearance) From the FBI, USA. Canadian Forensics Inc. is run by forensic professionals and our Fingerprinting experts ensure the highest quality of fingerprints on FBI FD-258 card to pass through the stringent quality checks of FBI.

Live Scan Fingerprints on FBI FD-258 Card for Identity History Summary Check (Police Clearance) From the FBI, USA.

Walk-in to our office at 1370 Don Mills Rd #210, North York, ON M3B 3N7 for Ink & roll fingerprints on FBI FD-258 Card. In addition to fingerprints for to FBI clearance certificate for Canadian immigration and other purposes, we also provide paper fingerprints of individuals seeking police clearance certificates from:

  • Hong Kong for the Certificate of Non-Criminal Convictions (CNCC),
  • The Philippines for their NBI clearance,
  • Nigeria for their Police Character Certificate,
  • Bahrain for their Good Conduct Certificate,
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their Criminal Clearance Certificate or Certificate of Good Conduct,
  • Dominica for their Criminal Record Information,
  • Egypt for their Criminal Record Certificate,
  • Ethiopia for their Certificate of Good Conduct,
  • Qatar for their Police Clearance Certificate,
  • Singapore for their Certificate of Clearance (COC),
  • Mexico for their Constancia de  Antecedentes Registrales,

St. Vincent, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and TobagoJamaica, Haiti, Iran, British Virgin Islands and Grenada for their Police Certificate

International Fingerprinting Services

Get a Canadian criminal background check from outside of Canada

Located in Toronto, Canada, Canadian Forensics Inc is accredited and certified by the CCRTIS Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to provide ​Certified Criminal Record Checks in Canada and abroad. We can convert paper based fingerprints to digital format for electronic submission to RCMP for certified Criminal Record Checks also referred to as a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) ​Criminal Background Check or simply Police Clearance.

Who Needs Our Services?

Canadian Forensics Inc provides Criminal Background Checks and related services to Canadians and foreign nationals currently living abroad. If you are a Canadian or a foreign national currently living abroad and you need a Canadian Criminal Record Check from Canada then you must submit your fingerprints to RCMP. You may need our services if you.

  • Have spent a period of 6 Months or more in Canada and need to provide a Criminal Record Check
  • Canadians applying for a visa to work abroad and foreign nationals immigrating to Canada or applying for a work visa in Canada
  • Work visa, and especially E2 Visa for individuals Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is our most popular submission type
  • We do Criminal Background screenings in support of Canadian and International adoptions; foreign travel applications such as visas, U.S. waivers and border crossing
  • Employment applications for federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as private industry and Canadian Police Forces
  • We also provide fingerprinting services for:
    • applications for immigration to Canada or Canadian citizenship
    • applications to obtain criminal records to apply for a pardon
    • name changes
    • permanent residency status
    • volunteer work
Steps to Obtain a Certified Criminal Record Check from Abroad
Step 1: Send us an email at: [email protected]
Step 2: We will send you necessary forms and guidelines for obtaining your fingerprints on RCMP Fingerprint Form C-216C
Step 3:  Fill out the forms and get your fingerprints taken on the RCMP Fingerprint Form C-216C by the local police where you are currently residing
Step 4: Send the completed forms via mail/courier to our office at:
Canadian Forensics Inc
1370 Don Mills Rd #210,
North York, ON M3B 3N7
Step 5: We will digitize your fingerprints and submit electronically to RCMP for processing
Step 6: RCMP will mail the results back to you or a designated third party address via Canada Post regular mail

If you have any questions please Contact Us

International Fingerprinting: Fees
  • Digitization and electronic submission to RCMP : $150.00 + applicable taxes
  • Results Forwarded via Registered Mail : $75
  • FedEx: Cost to be determined by the destination

Fingerprinting for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS).

The vulnerable sector screening must be conducted by the local Canadian police service where the applicant resides (lives).
Canadian Forensics Inc is accredited by the RCMP for submitting fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of Criminal Record Checks for Vulnerable Sector check (VSS). In areas where taking fingerprints electronically is not available we can digitize your ink fingerprints and submit electronically to RCMP for processing. Electronic fingerprints can greatly reduce the processing times to as little as 72 hours compared to paper (ink) fingerprints that may take up to 120 days.

Digital Fingerprinting: $65.00 (No RCMP Fee) and $75.00 (with RCMP fee) plus applicable taxes

You must pay RCMP Fee (federal processing fee) if you need a certified criminal record check for:

  • Adopting a child in Canada or overseas
  • Visa/border crossing/work permit
  • Record Suspension (Pardon)
  • Employment – municipal/provincial government and private business
  • Name change
  • Fingerprinting for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) employment

Ink & Roll Fingerprinting: $55.00  plus GST (One set of fingerprints).

Who Needs Fingerprinting?

You may be asked to submit your fingerprints for following reasons:

  • Citizenship, permanent residency, work visa and and immigration applications
  • Adoptions – Canadian and International
  • Foreign travel – Visas, U.S. Waivers, Border Crossing
  • Employment – federal, provincial, municipal governments; private industry; Canadian police agencies
  • IRCC Police Certificate (clearance certificates) with fingerprints
  • Volunteer work
  • Applications to obtain criminal record to apply for a Record Suspension (formerly pardon)
  • Name change
  • Permanent residency in foreign countries other than Canada
  • Medicinal marijuana licensed producers
  • Vulnerable sector applications
  • International criminal records checks

How do I get my fingerprints taken?

Getting fingerprints electronically is quite simple and easy. Just visit our location at  1370 Don Mills Rd #210, North York M3B 3N7. Each applicant must provide two (2) pieces of valid, government-issued identification. One (1) piece of identification must include a photo, name, date of birth and signature.

The fingerprinting process itself takes about 10-15 minutes. We use cutting-edge digital Live Scan Technology to capture your fingerprints digitally and transmit to RCMP using a secure system. Digital fingerprinting reduces the processing time to as little as 72 hours provided the applicant’s name is not associated with a criminal record. You will receive the results back to your home address or to a designated third party with your consent.


Canadian Forensics Inc – RCMP Accredited Agency

Canadian Forensics Inc. is accredited and certified by the Canadian Real Time Identification Services Division (CCRTIS) of the RCMP for fingerprints based criminal record checks in Canada. Our fingerprinting services are recognized by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Health Canada, College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and other government agencies and corporations


Live Scan – Cutting Edge Technology for Digital Fingerprinting Services

Canadian Forensics Inc uses cutting edge Live Scan technology to electronically capture and securely transmit to RCMP in support of criminal record checks. Please note that RCMP only accepts fingerprints only in digital format that in return reduces  processing time to 72 hours.


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

RCMP Police Clearance Certificate based on Fingerprints

Reasons for Fingerprinting

Fingerprints are used globally for criminal background checks. RCMP police clearance certificate based on fingerprints is required for citizenship, PR applications,  work permit, adoptions, employment and for other civil purposes. Count on the experienced and highly skilled professionals at Canadian Forensics Inc when you are looking for RCMP Accredited fingerprinting services in Toronto (North York).

  • Government contractors/licences
  • Name change
  • Local or international volunteer work
  • Pardoned criminal record
  • Privacy act
  • Privacy act others – for USA immigration
  • Foreign Police Clearances from: USA, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Caribbean’s and other countries
  • Employment (federal, provincial, municipal, private)
  • Canadian citizenship
  • Immigration
  • Foreign travel
  • Foreign visa
  • US waiver to cross the border
  • Record suspension (formerly pardon)

Frequently Asked Questions – Fingerprinting

How long does it take to get fingerprint results from RCMP?

If the fingerprints are submitted electronically to the RCMP, the application is processed and the results are sent in 7 to 10 working days through Canada Post (regular mail), provided “there is NO match to a criminal record“. In cases where there is a possible match to an RCMP criminal database holding, the processing time may extend up to or exceed 120 days.

Who to contact about the status of my fingerprints with RCMP?

If your application is taking longer than the time indicated you can call the RCMP at 613-998-6362 or send an email to:

[email protected] with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • The document control number (DCN) if it is available
  • The date of application was submitted to the RCMP
  • The type of application you submitted – (Criminal Record check for ….)
Who needs fingerprints?

You may need to submit your fingerprints to RCMP for:

Personal Security
Permanent Residence
International Adoptions
Foreign Travel, Visas, Passports, Work Permits and US Waivers
Record Suspensions (Pardons)

Do I need to book an appointment?


Do you provide fingerprints on RCMP’s fingerprint form C-216C?

Yes, we can provide your fingerprints on RCMP’s fingerprint form C-216C.

What do I need to bring with me for fingerprinting?

You need to bring two (2) pieces of valid, original and government-issued identification documents. One (1) piece of identification must include a photo, name, date of birth and signature of the applicant.

How will I obtain my results for the RCMP criminal record check?

The RCMP will directly mail the hard copy of the certified criminal record check to either the individual (applicant) or a designated third party via Canada Post.

Where can I get my fingerprints taken for an FBI background check (Police Clearance Certificate)?

A Police Clearance Certificate or Identity History Summary Check from the USA is often referred to as a criminal background check, criminal history recordpolice/good conduct certificate. If you are in Canada then you must submit your fingerprints to FBI on a standard fingerprint form (FD-258). Canadian Forensics Inc. We will capture your fingerprints electronically using Live Scan technology to ensure the highest quality of fingerprints. We will then print your fingerprints on FBI FD-258 using FBI certified printer. The process takes about 15-20 minutes.

Where to get fingerprints done in Toronto?

You can walk into our Toronto (North York) office (1370 Don Mills Rd) with two (2) pieces of government issued identification for professional, fast and friendly digital and ink & roll fingerprinting services for:

  • Citizenship
  • Security Clearances (DCN Numbers Provided)
  • Permanent Residency
  • Controlled Goods
  • Record Suspensions (Pardons)
  • Foreign Visa, Travel and Work
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Employment (Private Industry, Federal, Provincial, Police)
  • Adoption
  • Name Change
  • Privacy Act Request
  • Volunteer Employment
  • All other civil purposes
Do you keep my fingerprints on file at your office?

No, the fingerprints are deleted from the RCMP system as soon as the transaction is complete and results are shared.


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!”


“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
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