How Digital Fingerprinting Works?
Now with a cutting edge technology, the fingerprints are digitally scanned with state-of-the-art fingerprint scanner at a capture station. The scanned fingerprints along with the application information are transmitted, via a secure link, to the RCMP’s Real Time Identification (RTID) system.
Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. is accredited and certified by the CCRTIS division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to capture and submit fingerprints for criminal background checks. As compared to inked fingerprints submitted by mail or courier, the electronic submission of fingerprints has reduced the turnaround time from 22 weeks to 72 hours*.
The applicant can walk-in with two pieces of valid acceptable identification (one of them must be a photo ID) and the applicable fees.
The following are the acceptable identifications:
- Driver’s Licence.
- Landing Papers (record of landing).
- Government ID.
- Social Insurance Number.
- Birth Certificate.
- Citizenship Card or Document.
- Permanent Residence Card.
- Provincial Identification Card.
- Work Permit.
- Student Permit.
If you do not have the original documentation, only certified copies will be accepted.
All fingerprinting applicants for Canadian Citizenship must bring a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This letter must include the address for 3rd party results and should have a CIC file number which will be included in your transaction. Please make sure you bring this letter with your Permanent Residence Card or Record of Landing for your fingerprinting session.
After comparing submitted fingerprints with the criminal record database, the RCMP issues a certificate to the applicant or an authorized third party. If the results are to be sent to the third party, the applicant needs to provide correct address including postal code of the third party and has to give consent by signing a consent form and also by affixing a fingerprint at the time of scanning of fingerprints. A copy of the digital submission to the RCMP may be purchased by the applicant for a small fee.
* The application is normally processed in this time frame. This time does not include the transit time. Processing time may be longer if prior criminal history/record is discovered.