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Easy Online Criminal Record Check Service in Canada

You have been asked by your country of residence to produce a criminal record background check from Canada. Whether it be for employment, immigration, visa application, admission to an institute, or any other official purpose, you are now stuck with finding a solution as the RCMP does not directly accept fingerprint submissions sent from other countries.

This is where Globeia comes in to help! We noticed that many people like you were struggling to get their police clearance certificate from Canada. To solve this problem, we received accreditation from the RCMP to accept your fingerprints internationally.

As an RCMP-accredited fingerprinting company, we specialize in ensuring a fast and reliable submission of your fingerprints to get your police clearance certificate for Canada.

Globeia Pro Tip: Once your police clearance certificate is issued, you might need to get it apostilled or authenticated and legalized, to be able to use it in your country. Moreover, a translation might also be required. Globeia strives to provide an all-inclusive service and your dedicated case manager will be available to help you in case authentication and legalization or translation of your certificate is required.


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RCMP Fees (if applied)

Submitting Your Fingerprints to RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) is Easier Than You Think!

We have handled criminal record check certificate applications for our large clientele, who were on the lookout for a reliable service, just like you. For your convenience, we offer both online and manual submission of your criminal record check request. 

Do I Need  To Get A Check From The RCMP?

You might only need a simple check, depending on the requirements of the authority that has asked you to get your background check done from Canada. Globeia offers multiple services in this regard, including the Same Day Background Check Based on Name and DOB and a Level 2 Same Day Judicial Matters Check. Both checks can be done in one day, saving you time and expenses. 

Here is how you can get a Canadian PCC issued against your fingerprints:

How to submit an RCMP Record Check Request

There are two ways to request a formal fingerprint-based police check from Canada.

Complete three simple steps to secure RCMP police clearance abroad:

  • You can begin filling out your application now by signing up with your email address to save your progress.
    Note :Haven’t received the confirmation email yet? Please check your spam folder.
  • Double-check your details on the application to get your PCC issued at the earliest.
  • Upload a digital passport photo — this is the photo that will appear on your RCMP criminal record check certificate.
  • Upload copies of two government-issued photo IDs

For your convenience, we provide multiple modes of payment. You can choose to pay via credit card, or if it is more convenient for you, you can also make the payment through your Paypal account.

  • To get a PCC from Canada, you will need to print out the fingerprint form and get your fingerprints printed on it by local police or an authorized agency.
  • Upon successful completion of your online application, please send us your completed fingerprint form and the payment confirmation email.
  • To get your police clearance certificate issued as early as possible, please ensure that you send us all of the documents required for the processing of your application.

As soon as we receive your mailed documents, we will digitize your fingerprints and submit your application electronically to the RCMP right away.

  • The average PCC application takes 72 hours to be completed by the RCMP — plus the time it takes to arrive by mail. We will then mail the certificate to the mailing address that you provided on your application form. Please note that the waiting time increases to 1-4 months if a criminal record is revealed in the national criminal record check.
  • You will receive regular status updates from us, to help make sure that you are aware of the progress. While filling out the application, if you have authorized us to receive the certificate on your behalf, we will send you an update on the same day that we receive the results. We will be unable to receive the results for you in some cases. This includes Privacy act applications and under 18 applications.
  • RCMP contact information and the DCN number associated with your PCC application will also be provided to you, to help you track the status of your application directly.

Don’t want to submit your details through the online application? No problem! We have also set up a manual method for your criminal record check application.

The first step is to send us a message with your name and location, by filling out the contact form on the right. We will assign one of our highly experienced case managers to your application within 24 hours of receiving your message.

  • We will send you the application document, along with the relevant forms, which you can print and fill out at your earliest convenience.
  • You will have to take the official fingerprint form (C-216C) to an authorized agency or a police station, to transfer your fingerprints properly. Alternatively, you can use your country’s fingerprint form, provided it is in the same format as the C-216 form.
    Note: The criminal record check form requires rolled impressions of all 10 fingerprints, taken at the same time. These are often referred to as flat or plain impressions.
  • You can email us your completed fingerprint form at and we will check to make sure that the quality of the fingerprints is acceptable to the RCMP.
  • Next comes your photo. The photo you send us will appear on your background check certificate.
  • Finally, attach two government-issued IDs for the application. This can be any ID issued in any country with your name and date of birth on them.

  • Complete all the documents fully and send them by mail to: 1185 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough, M4B 2K5
  • Please ensure ALL the documents listed in the application guidelines are included

  • Please send us your completed documents by mail to: 1185 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough, M4B 2K5
  • Please ensure that ALL of the documents listed in application guidelines are complete when you send them to us by mail.

  • As soon as we receive your package at our Ontario office, for your criminal record check application, we will digitize your fingerprints and submit them to the RCMP.
  • RCMP takes around up to 72 hours to perform a police check and send the certificate back to the applicant’s mailing address.
  • In the case of a criminal record history, you may have to wait for 1 to 4 months.
  • If you have authorized us to receive your criminal record check results on your behalf, we will mail them to you on the same day that we receive the package from the RCMP. In some cases such as Privacy act applications and under 18 applications, we will not be able to receive the results on your behalf.
    Note: While we have no control over the time RCMP takes to issue a police clearance certificate, we make sure that there are no unnecessary delays by thoroughly checking your documents and submitting your application on the same day we receive your documents. Our highly experienced teams are known for their efficiency, attention to detail, and speedy submissions of documents to the RCMP.

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    How can I get fingerprints done outside Canada?

    You don’t have to travel to Canada to get a police record check done. We have been accredited by the RCMP to digitize your fingerprints and submit them to the RCMP electronically. Our highly experienced staff will be available to guide you on how you can visit a local police station or an authorized agency near you to get your fingerprints taken for your Canadian background check. 

    What type of photo IDs can I upload?

    You will need to upload two government-issued photo IDs. Our clients usually send us a copy of their passport and their driver’s license, but any government-issued identity documents are usually acceptable.

    Note: You don’t have to send us your Canadian ID. Government-approved IDs from virtually any country can be sent.  

    I want to apply for my Police Clearance Certificate manually.

    If you run into difficulties applying for a PCC in Canada for immigration, travel visa, or any other purpose, you can send an email to We will then send you a manual application package that includes all of the required documents.

    How do I apply online for a bc criminal record check?

    The RCMP database covers information from all provinces, so a criminal record check from British Columbia can be done through the RCMP. Start by registering with Globeia using a valid email address. We’ll then send you a unique password. We will assign one of our team members to guide you throughout the process.

    Where will I get the criminal record check form for my fingerprints?

    We will send you the form that you can then print and fill out at your convenience.  

    Can you use fingerprints from my country?

    Yes, we have helped clients all over the world receive their police record check certificates easily. We will guide you through the exact process for fingerprinting that applies to your country. 

    I see different fields titled: Visa/Border Crossing/Foreign Travel/Work. Which one do I need to choose?

    If you’re applying to live, work or travel to any country other than Canada, you’ll be asked to select one of these options.

    Can I take my fingerprints myself?

    You will need to visit a local police station or an authorized company near you to get your fingerprints taken on the form provided by the RCMP.

    What is the third-party consent form?

    You will need to complete the third-party consent form if you would like Gloebia or any other third-party address to represent you during your application and receive the results from the RCMP.  

    Can the RCMP send my police clearance letter to my friend or family in Toronto?

    Yes, you can have your results sent to a friend or relative in Canada, but only if you give them third-party consent through the form that we will send you by email. US immigration application results, however, are sent to the applicant’s mailing address.

    Should I hire an agency to get my fingerprints done for the Canadian PCC?

    Unfortunately, RCMP does not directly accept fingerprints for police checks. We have been accredited by them to take your fingerprints and then submit the application on your behalf. 

    We are a team of highly experienced professionals and have successfully processed criminal record check certificate applications from outside Canada for ex-pats and non-Canadians who have lived in:

    • Toronto 
    • Vancouver
    • Edmonton
    • Calgary
    • Ottawa
    • Montreal
    • Halifax
    • Manitoba
    • Niagara falls
    • Kingston
    • Victoria
    • And other cities. 

    I have a criminal record. Can I still apply for the RCMP criminal reference check?

    Yes, you can still apply for a PCC from the RCMP. However, you will need to wait for a longer processing time of 1 to 4 months to receive your results.  

    Can I check the status of my application online?

    At Globeia, we believe in transparency and prioritizing the convenience of our clients. Our online application process allows you to check the status of your application at any time of the day.

    Why are my fingerprints needed for an RCMP police check?

    You may need to obtain the Canadian police clearance certificate for any of the following reasons:

    • Immigration
    • International adoption
    • Pardons
    • Travel visa
    • Name change
    • Employment applications
    • And other purposes. 

    The fingerprint data helps make sure that the police report is thorough and accurate.  

    How to get a criminal background check from Canada?

    1. While applying to get a police clearance certificate, the first step is to take a printout of the C-216C form and get your fingerprints taken on it by an authorized agency or a local police station
    2. You will then have to send the fingerprints to the RCMP and complete the payment process. 
    3. RCMP does not directly accept fingerprints, so you will need to look for an agency that has been accredited by the RCMP to receive your fingerprints. We are known as one of the most reliable agencies offering international fingerprinting services for Canadian police checks.  
    4. Your results will be mailed directly to you by the RCMP upon successful completion of the police background check.

    Can I start my application now and pay later?

    Yes, you can start your application and make the payment afterward. However, please make sure that you have paid the fee in full and have attached the confirmation email while mailing us your documents, to avoid any delays in the processing of your application. This is because RCMP requires its fees to be submitted at the time of application submission. 

    Once you have received my documents, how long will it take for the RCMP
    to send me my certificate?

    For clients looking to get a Canadian police clearance certificate from outside Canada, we make sure that their fingerprints are submitted to the RCMP on the same day that we receive them. RCMP takes up to 72 hours for normal processing and 1 to 4 months for applications where a criminal record is found.  

    We will keep you updated throughout the process and make sure that there are no issues with your documents, for faster processing. 

    Can I see my police clearance application results online?

    We will receive the results on your behalf and upload a scanned copy if you’ve filled out RCMP’s third-party consent form. We will then mail you the hard copy on the same day. RCMP will send the documents to your address directly if you haven’t given us authorization.

    Do I have to pay courier charges to receive my certificate?

    We are known for providing a hassle-free international fingerprinting service to our large clientele. There are no charges if you have chosen the option for the RCMP to send the results directly to your mailing address. However, if you have problems receiving your mail on time and would like us to send you the documents by express courier, we suggest you choose the express courier option. This way, we will accept your documents on your behalf and send them to you via expedited courier.  

    Do I need to get my police clearance certificate apostilled
    or Authenticate and Legalised?

    Yes, you will need to get your clearance certificate apostilled or authenticated and legalized, depending on the country where you intend to use it. This is because proper authentication and legalization of your certificate are required for it to be valid for use abroad. Globeia offers its express authentication and legalization services at highly competitive rates.  

    Do I need to get my police clearance certificate translated?

    You may need to get your police clearance certificate translated if required by the country or organization you intend to use it. The translation should be done by an authorized entity. We offer notarized translation services with a quick turnaround and low prices. 

    The C-216 form is not accepted in my country. What should I do?

    No problem! You can use your country’s fingerprint form. Please make sure that the formatting is the same as the C-216 form. 

    The police station refused to sign my fingerprint form. What do I need to do?

    We are aware that some countries may not sign the fingerprint form directly. In that case, a separate letter, confirming that they have taken your fingerprints, will also work. 

    Why is a criminal record check required?

    Some organizations and government agencies require criminal record checks to process documents and applications. Let’s say you spent a considerable amount of time living in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, London, Alberta, or anywhere else in Canada and are currently applying for immigration or employment in another country. For your application to be accepted, you will need to produce a police clearance certificate from Canada, which is issued after RCMP conducts a criminal record search against your details.