Services > FD258/C216C FINGERPRINT CARD

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  FBI(FD258) AND C216C FINGERPRINT CARD?

  • The FBI standard fingerprint form FD-258 is used to obtain a Police Certificate from the US.

  • The RCMP-certified C216-C fingerprint form is used to obtain police clearance in other countries (except the US).

* Some countries will only accept their own     

  fingerprint card. if that is the case, You may need 

  to use our ink-and-roll service to capture your

  fingerprints by actual ink.

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  •  You need the Criminal Record Check from FBI or a foreign country.

  • Your fingerprints will be taken electronically using the Livescan system, then printed out on the FD-258 (for the FBI) or C216C (for any other countries) and handed out to you.

Livescan will produce the best possible quality of fingerprints (compared to ink fingerprints)

Process

  • We will take your fingerprints electronically using the Livescan system.
     

  • The fingerprinting card will include rolled and flat fingerprint impressions.
     

  • Your fingerprint card will be printed and given to you on the spot.
     

  • You will need to follow the instructions and send the fingerprinting card to the requesting country.

What to bring

  • Two valid government-issued IDs. Click here to view the Acceptable Identification list.
     

  • Any letter/email/instruction from the organization requesting your RCMP fingerprint-based criminal record check.

Driver license

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Passport

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Cost

Click here to see price list in Ontario and Alberta

Result

Sample of FBI (FD258) and C216C Fingerprint card

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LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT ACCEPT

C-216C FINGERPRINT CARD FOR RCMP:

  • Algeria

  • Anguilla

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Bahamas

  • Barbados

  • Brunei

  • Dubai

  • Ethiopia 

  • Ghana 

  • Grenada

  • Guyana

  • Hong Kong

  • Iran

  • Indonesia

  • Haiti

  • Jamaica

  • Kenya

  • Kuwait

  • Liberia

  • Mexico

  • Nigeria  

  • Thailand

  • Tanzania 

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Thailand         

  • Uganda

  • UAE

  • Qatar

  • South Africa

  • Sudan

  • Singapore

  • Zambia

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LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT DO not accept c-216c fingerprint card

  • Australia

  • Bahrain

  • Egypt (Separate fingerprint card from Embassy - Actual Ink and roll fingerprint)

  • Saudi Arabia

  • United Kingdom (No fingerprints needed for background check)

  • Philippines (Separate fingerprint card from Embassy - Actual Ink and roll fingerprint)

  • Jordan (No fingerprints needed for background check)

  • Brazil (No fingerprints needed for background check)

  • South Korea

*Please note that these lists could be changed at any time depending on the change of requirements from those countries. Please go to the government website to check if your country accepts the C216C from Canada (if they mention that you can go to the local police where you live to get the fingerprints done).