At Canadian Fingerprinting Services, we aim at offering efficient fingerprinting services to our clients in Toronto and the surrounding area. Our services range from providing reliable criminal background checks to international fingerprinting services. All these services have to be carried out with attention to detail. In order to get the job done systematically; many rules and regulations have to be followed.
We receive many questions from our clients about what we offer, how we carry out the whole process, and what steps have to be followed. Here, you can find answers to most of the frequently asked questions. We would suggest you bookmark this page for future reference. Call us today for more information, or go through the following to learn more.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
No, it is a walk-in service on a first come, first served basis.
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC/DIGITAL FINGERPRINTING PROCESS?
This is a non-conventional process where we process the application on computer and then capture the fingerprints on the fingerprinting scanner. This information is then sent electronically or digitally via a secure link directly to RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Information System (CCRTIS). Then the application is processed by the RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Information System (CCRTIS) and the results are sent to the individual or the 3rd party as mentioned in the application.
WHAT IS THE PROCESSING TIME?
When the fingerprints are electronically submitted to RCMP, the application is processed and the results are sent in 5 to 7 business days through a regular mail, provided there is no match to an RCMP fingerprint criminal holding. In case there is a match to an RCMP criminal database holding, the processing time can extend up to or exceed 120 days.
HOW DO I VERIFY THE STATUS OF MY APPLICATION?
If your application has taken longer than the indicated time and if you require an update on the status of your application, please email RCMP at CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or give a call to 613-998-6362. Please provide only the following information when you are requesting for your application status.
Document control number (DCN)
DO YOU ALSO PROVIDE TRADITIONAL INK-BASED FINGERPRINTS?
Yes, we do provide traditional ink-based fingerprints if requested, or if the individual has the requirements for ink and roll fingerprints. We offer this service especially for clients sending their fingerprints overseas for their criminal background check.
YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THE 05 COMPANIES LISTED IN THE RCMP WEBSITE.
We are an RCMP accredited company and we are also an affiliate of Gambit ID. Our Gambit ID is mentioned on the RCMP website and our business is listed on the affiliate list of Gambit ID. We are authorized to carry out electronic fingerprinting submission to RCMP.
ARE YOU AN RCMP ACCREDITED AGENCY?
Yes. We are an RCMP accredited agency.