Criminal Fingerprint Check

Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting is a certified, accredited RCMP agency authorized to perform electronic/digital fingerprinting and paper based fingerprinting when necessary for certain types of applications.

If you need to obtain a Canadian criminal fingerprint clearance; then electronic/digital fingerprinting is the best way to obtain the results in the least amount of time. When fingerprints are scanned and submitted to the RCMP ‘Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services’, they are processed within 72 hours. This means your results will be in the mail to you or to your employer, upon consent, in as little as three business days. By comparison, we still offer the traditional ink and roll fingerprinting however the RCMP processing turnaround time is approximately 120 days.

When an individual attends our office and electronic/digital fingerprints are submitted to the RCMP; we are notified immediately that the RCMP computer in Ottawa has received and accepted the fingerprints. The fingerprints are in the cue, first come first serve basis, to be searched and results mailed out accordingly. The RCMP will not release any further status information to Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting. Our clients ( individual or authorized third party ) may inquire about the status of their electronic and/or traditional ink and roll submission by contacting the RCMP Civil Fingerprint Screening Services at 613-998-6362 or CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc

There are certain applications where ink and roll fingerprints are required. The following are examples where individuals would require paper based fingerprints.

  • FBI clearances for employment/immigration.
  • USA State clearances for employment/immigration.
  • Clearances from other Countries for Immigration.

Any individual wishing electronic/digital fingerprinting or paper based fingerprinting must attend our office and bring with him/her valid identification.

Acceptable Identification

You should bring two pieces of valid government issued identification and one must be photo ID. The following are types of acceptable identification.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Nexus Card
  • Ontario Identification Card
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificate

Applications Requiring Fingerprint Submission to RCMP

Employment with Corporations/Companies:

With greater security risks nowadays, more and more companies, as part of their hiring process, are requiring potential employees to obtain a police clearance by way of fingerprints.

Immigration and Citizenship Applications:

Individuals applying for immigration and/or citizenship status in Canada are required to supply police clearance certificates from all countries they have lived in for six months or longer.

Foreign Travel, Work Permits and Visas:

Individuals that are attempting to obtain a visa or work permit for another country may be required to supply a police clearance by way of fingerprints.

Pardon Application (Record Suspension):

Individuals wishing to obtain a pardon are required to submit their fingerprints to the RCMP in order to receive their police record to proceed to the next phase.

USA Waiver:

Individuals that have been refused entry into the USA, as a result of a criminal record or admission of being charged in Canada with a criminal offence, whether convicted or not, will need to submit fingerprints in order to be able to apply for a US Waiver. It should be noted that the USA government does not accept Canadian pardons and therefore you may be refused entry at border points.

International Adoptions:

Individuals wishing to adopt a child from a foreign country will be required to provide a fingerprint clearance.

Security Licences:

Security related positions may require fingerprint criminal background checks by potential employees.