Canadian Pardons & U.S. Entry Waiver Services

Biometric Fingerprinting

Biometric Fingerprinting Services

The royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) will only accept fingerprint submissions by certified agencies with a valid ORI number.  As a certified agency, we submit biometric fingerprints directly to the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) server.  Processing time is 3-4 business days when records are clear plus mailing time.  If there is a “hit”, processing times can go over 120 days.

Since July 1, 2014, the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services only accept electronic fingerprint submissions for civil purposes.  If you reside in Canada, you simply have to contact us to make arrangements to submit their fingerprints electronically.  If you are outside Canada, we are equipped with card scan technology which enables us to digitize ink fingerprints and submit them electronically to the RCMP.

With over 18 years in fingerprinting, Identification Canada is an accredited agency with a valid ORI number that can take and submit electronic fingerprints to the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services.

We also provide ink fingerprints for clients who need to request a police check from their country of origin.

Fingerprints may be done for the following reasons:

-Permanent residency
-Canadian citizenship
Pardon applications*
US entry waiver applications*
-Foreign visas / travel*

You may come our walk-in center with 2 valid forms of identification with at least one bearing a picture.


Forms of identification accepted:

Driver’s license (foreign driver’s license accepted)
Medicare (health care)
Landed documents
Work permits
Student permits
Provincial identification card
Birth certificate
Citizenship card


If you do not have the original documentation, ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES will be accepted.

Our fees for biometric fingerprinting are 55$* payable cash or debit.

Delays for processing biometric fingerprints at the Royal Canadian Mounted police are approximately 2 to 3 days plus mailing time.  These delays may change at any time.


*Extra fees of 25$ are required for certification by the Royal Canadian mounted police.  Those fees are payable upon electronic submission.