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RCMP Accredited Fingerprinting Service: Accepting International Applications

Need a Canadian PCC but currently living outside Canada? Globeia is an RCMP-accredited service authorized to collect and digitize your ink fingerprints for a certified Canadian criminal background check.

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Background checks are required for employment, immigration, college admissions, visa applications, and other official purposes. You have to find a solution to your unique situation as direct fingerprint submissions are not accepted by the RCMP.

Globeia’s International Fingerprinting service is designed to help applicants like you get their police clearance certificate from Canada. Our RCMP accreditation allows us to receive fingerprints from all over the world.

We ensure a fast and reliable submission of your fingerprints to get your Canadian PCC on time for use in your country of residence. Apostille or Authentication and Legalization of your RCMP check results is also needed to prove their authenticity outside Canada. We provide a one-stop solution by also offering apostille and translation services for your RCMP check.

Easy CCRTIS Fingerprint Submission Service

Let Globeia help you submit your fingerprints to the RCMP from anywhere around the world. We achieve this by receiving your manually fingerprinted C216-C cards and digitizing them for the final Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services submission.

Here is a breakdown of the exact process to get an RCMP check from Canada:

Step 1: Complete Your Application

  • Create an account on the Globeia portal to start your application today. Haven’t received the confirmation email yet? Please check your spam folder.
  • Double-check your application to avoid any delays due to missing details.
  • 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 IDs (at least one must be a photo ID)

Step 2: Mailing Your Fingerprints to Globeia

    You can pay via credit card or PayPal, depending on your preferred mode of payment.
  • Print two copies of the C216-C cards and get fingerprinted at a local police station or fingerprinting agency’s location.
  • Mail your completed C216-C cards to Globeia’s address in Toronto, along with payment confirmation.
  • Please ensure that your fingerprinting forms are complete and there are no empty sections to get your police clearance certificate issued as quickly as possible.

Step 3: Receive Your Police Clearance Certificate

    We digitize the C216-C cards and submit them to the RCMP on the same day that we receive them at our office.
  • The RCMP takes around 72 hours to generate a report under normal circumstances. This does not include the mailing time that it will take for you to receive your results at your address.
  • Please note that the waiting time increases to 1-4 months if a criminal record is revealed in the national criminal record check.
  • Regular updates will be available on your Globeia portal account to keep you current on the status of your application. You will also receive an update from us as soon as your certificate is ready, provided you have signed the Third Party Consent form while submitting your request. Please note that we will not be able to receive results on your behalf in cases such as Privacy Act applications and under-18 applications.
  • RCMP contact information and your background check application DCN number will also be provided on the Globeia portal after the submission of your request.
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Manual Submission

Don’t want to submit your details through our online portal? We also have a manual application submission process for RCMP checks.

Step 1: Email Globeia

Begin by sending us your basic details by filling out the form below. One of our RCMP check case managers will reach out to you with instructions on how to get started.

Step 2: Fill Out Your Application

  • We will send you an email with the required forms and detailed instructions.
  • Please print two C216-C forms and take them to a police station near you to get your fingerprints transferred to them using the ink and roll method. It is perfectly fine if the local police do the fingerprinting on their own form as long as it follows the same format as the C216-C 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.
  • Email clear pictures of your C216-C forms to before sending the documents to us via mail or courier. This will help us check the quality of the fingerprints and if the form was completed in accordance with the RCMP’s guidelines.
  • Finally, attach a photograph and two government-issued IDs for the application. This can be any valid ID issued in any country with your name and date of birth on it.

Step 3: Mail Us Your Original Fingerprints with The Application

  • Please send us your completed documents by mail to:
  • 1185 Victoria Park Ave,
    OntarioCanada, M4B 2K5

  • Please ensure that ALL of the documents listed in the application guidelines are complete when you send them to us by mail.

Step 4: Receive Your Package Directly From RCMP

  • 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. The entire process (mailing + processing time) takes approximately 2-3 weeks but can take longer depending on the volume of requests received by the RCMP.
  • 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 send a PDF version of the results on the same day and then mail the physical document to you on the same day that we receive the results 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.

Dedicated Case Managers for Real-time Support

The Globeia team is trained to assist international applicants like you to submit their fingerprints to the RCMP with complete confidence and convenience. Our portal takes it one step further by providing you with a centralized system to submit your requests and track their status in real time. Your Case Manager will also be available to answer your questions and offer assistance every step of the way.

FAQs: RCMP Criminal Record Check

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 passports and driving licenses, but any valid government-issued identity documents are usually acceptable. Note: You do not necessarily have to send us your Canadian ID. Valid 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’ll then provide you with the application file that includes all 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. So, you can use Globeia’s services to get a PCC from Canada whether you have been ordered by the IRCC, CGI Toronto or any other organization.
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 any fingerprinting agency 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 and under 18 application results, however, are sent to the applicant’s mailing address as per RCMP guidelines.
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 expats and non-Canadians who have lived in:
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Edmonton
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Manitoba
  • Niagara falls
  • Kingston
  • North Bay
  • Winnipeg
  • Brunswick
  • Victoria
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Manitoba
  • Chilliwack
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Your results will be mailed directly to you or the provided third party address 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 once we have received your application. 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 the 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 plus the mailing time for normal processing and 1 to 4 months for applications where a criminal record is found. Backlogs can also increase the total processing time. 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, standard email is used to send the results which cannot be tracked. So,i 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 Authenticated and Legalized?
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 certified translators. 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 may need to produce a police clearance certificate from Canada, which is issued after RCMP conducts a criminal record search against your details.
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