Electronic Fingerprinting – www.getfingerprinted.ca
On the SPOT fingerprinting is accredited by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and submits digital fingerprints electronically to the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) division of the RCMP to receive certified criminal record checks.
As an affiliate of Clearneed Information Systems Inc. we have the latest in cutting edge technology and software to make your submission fast and secure. An individual’s digital fingerprints may be processed in as little as 72 hours, however if a criminal record is encountered the processing time may take 120 days or longer.
We provide professional fingerprinting services for individuals, private organizations and government agencies seeking background checks for all non-criminal purposes including but not limited to:
- Record Suspension (Pardon)
- Foreign Travel – US Entry Waiver, Visas, Border Crossing
- Immigration to Canada or other Countries
- Canadian Citizenship
- Employment– Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Private Industry, Canadian Police Forces
- Adoptions– Canadian and International
- Fingerprinting for government contracts and licences
- Name change applications
- Volunteer work
- To obtain a copy of pardoned criminal record
- Request made under the Privacy Act
- All other non-criminal purposes
Ink and Paper Fingerprints – Digital Conversion (CardScan)
For INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS there is no need to be fingerprinted in Canada. Simply go to your local police detachment and have a set of fingerprints taken on a c-216c card or a form having a similar layout and complete a 3rd party consent form if applicable. Mail us these documents with a copy of 2 pieces of valid ID and we will convert them to digital prints and process them in Canada on your behalf.
Download printable documents below:
- Card Scan Processing Requirements
- Card Scan Application
- RCMP GRC C-216 Form
- FBI FD 258 Form
- Card Scan 3rd Party
Criminal Background Search (non fingerprint)
On the SPOT Fingerprinting can also process criminal background searches (no fingerprints required – based on name and date of birth only).
In Canada, individuals may be required to have a criminal record check (also known as Background Check, CPIC, Police Clearance, Criminal Background Check, Police Clearance Certificate, and Police Records Check) for employment, volunteer work, a school program, real estate licence, warehouse, taxi licence, trucking licence and other civil screening purposes. A Criminal Record Check is a search based on individual’s name and date of birth, in the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records to determine whether an individual has a criminal record. A Criminal Record Check may also include a search of a Canadian police service’s local records, which may reveal criminal record information that has not been reported to the RCMP.
The applications are processed through the Canadian Police Information Centro (CPIC) database and the results are strictly confidentiality and are provided to the applicant only, unless requested by the applicant by signing a third party consent waiver.
Criminal Background Eligibility Search
Not eligible? Don’t wait. Don’t hope you remember to apply later.
Let us remind you! Do a criminal record search via fingerprints NOW. We will subtract the criminal record search fee from your Record Suspension fee when you become eligible. And best of all, we will contact YOU. We will notify you that you will be eligible soon, and will gather the documents we need so that time is not wasted. On the first day you are eligible, we will petition the National Parole Board, saving time, and not wasting any of your money!
Removal of Discharge
If you have an absolute or conditional discharge before July 24th, 1992 we can petition the RCMP purge unit to have it removed. After July 24th, 1992 discharges are removed automatically after a waiting period.
Charge Destroy / File Distruction
If you were ever arrested and charged, but the charges were stayed, withdrawn or dismissed, the police keep the record of arrest, and it will show on a criminal record search. Pardon and Waiver Experts (PWE) can petition both the local Police and the RCMP to remove the charges.