FAQ

What is “Digital Fingerprinting”?

Digital fingerprinting is the electronic capture of a person’s fingerprints using a scanner. The scanned fingerprints, along with the application details are formatted into a standardized electronic package that is attached and emailed, through a secure link, directly to the RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS). CCRTIS compares the fingerprint package against the RCMP’s criminal record database. If no record is present, the RCMP will issue a certificate indicating a clear record. If the applicant does have a criminal record this will be indicated in the results.

What is the advantage of ‘Digital Fingerprinting’ vs ‘Ink and Roll Fingerprinting?’

The main advantage between the two types of fingerprinting available to the applicant is the speed by which the results are returned to them by the RCMP. In the Parry Sound and Muskoka areas, the OPP Detachments do not have the capability of submitting digital fingerprints to the RCMP.

“Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting” can assist you with your fingerprinting requirements, both digitally and paper-based methods, subject to your needs. Please review the next two questions for turnaround times for both digital and ink and roll fingerprinting.

How long will it take for digital fingerprints to be processed by the RCMP?

If the applicant does not have a criminal record and has never been fingerprinted for a criminal offence in Canada, the RCMP will make every effort possible to process the request within 72 hours of receiving the electronic submission. This means the RCMP will put the results in the mail for mailing back to the applicant or third party within 72 hours! In view of this, please ensure sufficient time is allowed for receipt of the results in the mail before commencing inquiries about the status of the fingerprint records. If a criminal record is encountered during the verification process, processing will be increased to approximately 120 days.

How long will it take for traditional ink and roll fingerprints to be processed by the RCMP?

Paper-based fingerprint submissions for a criminal record verification take an average of 120 days to complete for individuals that do not have a criminal record and have never been fingerprinted for a criminal offence in Canada. If a criminal record is encountered during the verification process, the turnaround time may take between 120 and 180 days.

Who can I contact to inquire about the status of my fingerprint submission to the RCMP?

Once “Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting” submits your fingerprints to the RCMP electronically, we will receive no further information about the status of your file. You will need to contact the RCMP directly for any follow up questions regarding your fingerprint clearance.

Information relating to your fingerprint submission should be directed to the RCMP at either of the following:

By Phone: 613-998-6362
By Email: CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

You will be prompted to provide your full name, date of birth, DCN and a contact phone number where you can be reached during business hours, Monday – Friday.

How long does it take at your office for digital fingerprinting?

The digital process is fast, efficient and clean. A complete fingerprint session normally takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Do I need an appointment to be fingerprinted?

“Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting” is by appointment ONLY! We will work with your schedule to make the appointment as convenient for you as possible!

Please contact us by one of the following ways for a convenient appointment.

Call Bruce: 705-773-9898
Email: Bruce@FasterFingerprints.com

What is the method of payment for your service?

“Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting” accepts CASH ONLY as the method of payment at this time. Please review the FEE STRUCTURE link for pricing pertinent to your fingerprinting requirements.