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The quickest way to get Certified Criminal Record Check (Police Clearance) from Canada.

RCMP Police Check

The CCRTIS Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Canada has accredited and certified Worldwide Forensic Services Inc to convert fin­ger­prints on paper to encrypted dig­i­tal format for electronic trans­mis­sion to the RCMP. We are also an affiliate of ClearNeed Information Systems Inc and have helped thousands of local and inter­na­tional clients to get Canadian police clearance (also known as Certified Criminal Record Check, Police Check, Criminal Background Check, Certificate of Good Conduct, Canadian PCC etc.).

RCMP's Accreditation Certificate

Get your fin­ger­prints taken by the local police and send us the orig­i­nal fin­ger­print form. We will dig­i­tize inked fin­ger­prints with card-scan tech­nol­ogy and electronically transmit to the RCMP.

Please us a quick message and we will email you the guidelines and all the forms, as soon as possible:

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The fin­ger­prints are trans­mit­ted to the RCMP, the same day we receive them. The Cer­ti­fied Crim­i­nal Record Check (duly cer­ti­fied, embossed and signed by the RCMP on their letterhead, click here to see the sample) is directly sent by the RCMP to the applicant or a third-party, via Canada Post reg­u­lar mail. An electronic trans­mis­sion of fin­ger­prints to the RCMP reduces wait time to 3–5 business days plus the mailing time*. To further speed up the process, we can receive cer­ti­fied crim­i­nal record check from the RCMP and send it to the applicant or a third-party (as per request) via courier, at an additional cost. This is the quickest way to get police clearance cer­tifi­cate from Canada.

*If a person was ever charged by the police in Canada (convicted or not convicted), overstayed in Canada or deported from Canada, the RCMP can take up to 120 days or even more to send the results. 

We accept Ink & Roll fin­ger­prints taken by the fin­ger­print­ing agencies or police author­i­ties from all the countries. We also accept Live Scan dig­i­tal fin­ger­prints, printed on paper.

Different from the rest:

  • Worldwide Forensic Services is run by Forensic Pro­fes­sion­als, having over 34 years expe­ri­ence in taking and exam­in­ing fingerprints.
  • We can email you a full appli­ca­tion package con­sist­ing of guidelines, checklist, card scan appli­ca­tion, fin­ger­print form, third-party consent form and credit card payment form.
  • We have helped thousands of local and inter­na­tional clients to obtain Canadian Police Clearance, 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. This saves a lot of time and frus­tra­tion.
  • With highly pro­fes­sional customer service, we guide you and keep you updated at every step.
  • In case the fin­ger­prints are not clear, we offer free re-submissions to the RCMP.
  • In case some infor­ma­tion is missing, we do not simply return the doc­u­ments. We ask for the missing infor­ma­tion and resume the process.
  • We promptly reply to the emails and provide per­son­al­ized ser­vice to each client. Click below to read Testimonials:

Testimonials Worldwide Forensic Services

Please have a look at the flowchart to see how it works:

Flow Chart for International Fingerprinting Services

Worldwide Forensic Services Inc has suc­cess­fully helped our clients, liv­ing in the fol­low­ing coun­tries, to get RCMP crim­i­nal record check (also known as Canadian Police Check, Police Clearance Cer­tifi­cate, Canadian Background Check, Cer­tifi­cate of Good Conduct, Crim­i­nal Back­ground Check, Canadian Crim­i­nal Record Check, PCC Canada etc.) in a fast way:

Cay­man Islands
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Hong Kong
New Zealand
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saudi Ara­bia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
The United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Vir­gin Islands
Vir­gin Islands

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.

Apostille Services Canada

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 an embassy/consulate in Canada, at a reduced cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

The RCMP has listed accred­ited agen­cies on their web­site and your company’s name is not on that list. How can I make sure you are accred­ited by the RCMP?

World­wide Foren­sic Ser­vices Inc is an affil­i­ate of ClearNeed Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems (listed on the RCMP’s web­site). We are one of the lead­ing fin­ger­print­ing agencies in Canada, pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the Inter­na­tional clients. We have helped over 3000 clients living overseas.

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 would need to send us the orig­i­nal fin­ger­print form (via mail or courier), along with the other doc­u­ments, as per the check-list.

I have a pho­to­copy of fin­ger­print form. Can I send it to you for processing?

We can­not process a pho­to­copy. You would need to send the orig­i­nal fin­ger­print form via mail or courier.

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 check as to whether we have received your doc­u­ments or not.

Can I get my fin­ger­prints taken on the fingerprint 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. We also accept fingerprints taken with live-scan and printed on the fingerprints form.

Once you receive my doc­u­ments, how long will it take to receive the Cana­dian Police Check?

The RCMP takes 3 to 5 busi­ness days to process fin­ger­prints and after that they send out the cer­ti­fied crim­i­nal record check (hard copy), via non-trackable Canada Post reg­u­lar mail.

If there is a crim­i­nal record, the RCMP can take up to 4 months or even longer to send the results.

Can the RCMP send the Cana­dian Crim­i­nal Record Check to an address out­side of Canada?

Yes the RCMP can send the Cer­ti­fied Crim­i­nal Record Check to any address (in Canada or outside of Canada), at no addi­tional cost.

I need the RCMP’s Cer­ti­fied Crim­i­nal Record Check as soon as pos­si­ble. Can I request the RCMP to send it to your com­pany and you can then send it 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 my photograph?

The pho­to­graph is printed on the cer­ti­fied crim­i­nal record check. With fingerprints, we also trans­mit a pho­to­graph of the applicant.

How can I pay for your services?

You can pay by a Credit Card (Visa or Mas­terCard only), Pay­Pal, email trans­fer (to info@fingerscan.ca), an inter­na­tional money order or bank draft.

If you want to pay via Pay­Pal, send us a quick mes­sage to request a Pay­Pal invoice. You do not need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal.

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 to us.

How can I check the sta­tus of my application?

Once we trans­mit fin­ger­prints to the RCMP, we will send you a con­fir­ma­tion email.

To check the status, you can call the RCMP at 613-998-6362 or send­ an email to CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

The RCMP do not allow us to check the status or follow up with them.

Can I print the Fin­ger­print form C-216C emailed by you and get my fin­ger­prints taken on it?

Yes you can.

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 use a stamp pad (any color) and put right thumbprint on this form. If you are not sure about the clar­ity of the thumbprint, 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.