Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. helps international clients to obtain Certified Criminal Record Check from the RCMP Canada (also known as Police Clearance Certificate, Criminal Record Check, Certificate of Good Conduct, Criminal Background Check etc.) for the following purposes:
- Immigration to Canada or other countries
- Canadian Citizenship
- Adoptions– Canadian and International
- Foreign Travel– U.S. Waiver, Visas, Border Crossing
- Pardon Applications
- Fingerprinting for Government Contracts and Licenses
- Name Change Applications
- Volunteer Work
- All other non-criminal purposes.
Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. is accredited and certified by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to convert paper fingerprints to encrypted digital format for electronic transmission. Click here to see RCMP’s Accreditation Certificate.
Send us a quick message and we will email you the detailed information and forms, as soon as possible:
The fingerprints on the original fingerprint form received from the applicant are digitized with Card Scan technology and transmitted electronically to the RCMP, via secure server, to reduce the processing from up to 22 weeks to 3–5 days* plus mailing time. Please visit the RCMP’s site http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/time-temps-eng.htm to see the processing times.
We accept inked fingerprints taken by fingerprinting agencies or police authorities from the countries around the world. We also accept digital fingerprints printed on paper.
Inked fingerprints are digitized and transmitted to the RCMP as soon as we receive them. The certified criminal record check (duly certified, embossed and signed by the RCMP on their letter head, click here to see the sample) is directly sent by the RCMP to the applicant or a third party via regular mail. To further speed up the process, we can receive it from the RCMP and send it to the applicant or a third party (as per request) via courier, at an additional cost. Please provide us your complete address to get a quote from the courier company.
What is unique about our services?
- Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. is run by Forensic Professionals, having over 30 years experience in examining fingerprints.
- We email you a full application kit consisting of guidelines, check list, card scan application, fingerprint form, third party consent form and credit card payment form.
- We have provided services to thousands of international clients with 100% success rate. Please read their testimonials.
- With multiple work stations, we transmit fingerprints to the RCMP, the same day we receive them.
- You have an option to get your fingerprints reviewed before you send the original documents to us. This saves lot of time and frustration.
- We guide you and keep you updated at every step, with highly professional customer service.
- In case the fingerprints are not clear, we provide free re-submissions to the RCMP and guide you to take clear fingerprints.
- In case some information is missing, we do not simply return the documents. We ask for the missing information and resume the process to save time and avoid frustration.
- We promptly reply to the emails and provide personalized service to each and every client. Click below to read Testimonials:
* If a person has a criminal record, the processing time can be up to 120 days or even more.
Electronic submission of fingerprints to the RCMP with Card Scan technology: CDN $125.00 plus RCMP fee* $25.00 (total payable $150.00).
* RCMP fee does not apply, in case the criminal record check is required for Canadian Immigration or Citizenship.
Authentication and Legalization of the RCMP‘s Certified Criminal Record Check
Foreign Governments and Organizations sometimes require the RCMP’s Certified Criminal Record Check to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and legalized by the respective Embassy/Consulate, before they accept it.
Canada is not a signatory of Hague Convention abolishing the requirement for legalization for foreign public documents; therefore the term “Apostille” is not used for certification of documents in Canada. The documents originating in Canada need to be authenticated and legalized for use in a foreign country.
In addition to our express fingerprinting services, we can get RCMP’s certified criminal record check authenticated by DFAIT and legalized by the respective Embassy/Consulate to provide full service and to reduce the costs.
Please contact us and we promise to provide our excellent services at reasonable fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
The RCMP has posted a list of accredited agencies on their website and your company’s name is not present in that list. How can I make sure that you are accredited by the RCMP to provide card scan service?
Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. is an affiliate of ClearNeed Information Systems listed on the RCMP’s website. We are a leading fingerprinting agency in Canada, providing services to the International clients. We have effectively provided our services to thousands of our clients living overseas.
I have already sent my fingerprints to RCMP and I am waiting for the Certified Criminal Record Check. Can I submit another application to the RCMP through your company?
Yes you can. You can submit more than one applications to the RCMP, without any problem.
Can I email you a scanned version of my fingerprints for electronic transmission to the RCMP?
Unfortunately we cannot process scanned version of fingerprints. You need to send us the original fingerprint form along with the other documents, as per the check list.
How would I know that you have received my documents?
Once we receive your documents and transmit fingerprints to the RCMP (the same day), we will send you a confirmation email. You do not need to keep on sending emails to us to check as to whether we have received your documents or not.
Can I get my fingerprints taken on the form used by the police of the country, I am living in?
Yes you can. You have to make sure that the fingerprint layout is the same as on the RCMP’s form or the FBI’s fingerprint card. Please have a look on the sample fingerprint form.
Once you receive my documents, how long will it take to receive the certified criminal record check from the RCMP?
The RCMP takes 3 to 5 business days to process fingerprints and after that they send out the certified criminal record check via regular mail. If there is a criminal record, the RCMP can take up to 4 months to send the results.
Can RCMP send the Certified Criminal Record Check outside of Canada?
Yes the RCMP can send the Certified Criminal Record Check to you via regular mail, at no additional cost.
I need the Certified Criminal Record Check as soon as possible. Can I request the RCMP to send it to your company and you can then forward to me via courier?
Yes you can. You need to complete Third Party Consent Form and write our address on it. We will receive it from the RCMP and send it to you via courier, at an additional courier fee. Please send us a quick email providing your complete address. We will obtain a quote from the courier company and let you know.
I just need “Name and Date of Birth Based Police Clearance”. Can I obtain it while living overseas?
You need to submit fingerprints for obtaining Certified Criminal Record Check from the RCMP. You need to be present in Canada for basic name and date of birth based background check.
Why do you ask for a passport size photograph?
The photograph is printed on the certified criminal record check. We transmit photograph, along with the fingerprints, to the RCMP.
How can I pay for your services?
You can pay by Credit Card (Visa or Master Card only) or PayPal. If you want to pay via PayPal, send us a quick message to request a PayPal invoice.
Can my friend or relative pay on my behalf?
Yes they can. You can forward credit card payment form to your friend or family member. They can complete it, sign it and email/fax it to us.
How can I check the status of my application?
Once we receive your documents and transmit fingerprints to the RCMP, we will send you a confirmation email. Unless authorized by the applicant, the RCMP do not release any further information to Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. The applicant or an authorized third party can inquire about the status of fingerprints submission by sending an email to the RCMP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I print the Fingerprint form C-216C emailed by you and get my fingerprints taken on it?
Yes you can.
I have a photocopy of fingerprint form. Can I send it to you for processing?
We cannot process photocopy. You need to send us the original fingerprint form via mail or courier.
Can RCMP send my Certified Criminal Record Check to my lawyer, immigration office or a third party?
Yes it is possible. You need to complete a third party consent form and write their address on it. The right thumb print on that form is mandatory.
When I went to the police to get my fingerprints taken, I forgot to take my right thumb print on the third party consent form. Do I need to go back to the police to do it?
You can just buy a stamp pad (any color) and put right thumb print on this form. If you are not sure about the clarity of the thumb print, please send us 2, 3 forms and we will select the clearest one.
Can you also help to obtain background check from the FBI in the same way as from the RCMP?
From Canada we cannot electronically transmit fingerprints to the FBI to reduce wait time.
The Certified Criminal Record Check issued by the RCMP needs to be authenticated and legalized by an Embassy/ Consulate in Canada. Do you also offer this service?
Yes we also offer this service at an additional fee. Please let us know your requirement and we will send you a price quote.