April 06, 2020
Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Check (RCMP)
& Name-based Criminal Background Check
PLEASE DO NOT be confused between the RCMP-fingerprint process and the Name-based criminal check process.
Although both serve the same purpose of criminal background checks, the RCMP-fingerprint process is more stringent and widely accepted by most authorities. The certificate is ONLY processed and issued by the RCMP. No matter where you go to take your fingerprints, the processing time and mailing time is the same and dependable on the RCMP. It is not possible to get your certificate within 24 or 48 hours. The normal processing time is within 72 hours and the certificate is issued and sent ONLY by regular mail. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The named-based criminal background check is conducted by some agencies and local police. It is only based on your name and date of birth and the result could be much faster. However, please keep in mind that many authorities DO NOT accept the name-based criminal check so be sure to check with your requesting authority before proceeding.
July 13, 2019
CHANGES TO APPLICANTS UNDER 18
YEARS OF AGE
Starting from June 23, 2019, the RCMP will no longer accept fingerprinting applications for applicants under 18 years of age for purposes other than below:
Employment (Federal, Provincial & Municipal)
Name Change - (Alberta, BC, and Other)
Privacy Act - Other (provide details)
Privacy Act - For non-certified criminal information
RCMP Civilian Member
Canadian Police Force
Any fingerprints sent to RCMP for applicants under 18 years of age for any reason other than above, including Citizenship application, will be rejected.
HEALTH CARDS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE
Dear Valued Clients:
Starting from June 2019, we no longer accept Health Cards as acceptable pieces of IDs for fingerprinting.
Please visit https://www.f1fingerprint.ca/background-check to see which IDs are accepted.
HEALTH CANADA ACMPR APPLICATIONS
(Cannabis Licence Application)
Please be advised that the processing fee for this type of request is $145.00 as there are 2 applications involved in the fingerprinting process for this type of application:
1. Electronic Submission of your fingerprint to the RCMP ($55)
2. C-216C Fingerprint Card for submission to Health Canada. ($65)
3. RCMP Processing Fee ($25)
Total : $145.00 tax included