Criminal record checks
Please be advised that we are currently experiencing service delays due to a significant volume increase of Landed Immigrant Status applications (aka Permanent Resident).
If you have made a request for a Landed Immigrant Status Certified Criminal Record Check and you have yet to receive your RCMP certified criminal record check product, please contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for more information concerning your submission deadline.
A criminal record check will determine if you have been charged or convicted of a crime. If a name-based criminal record check does not provide a definite way of confirming your identity, you may be asked to provide fingerprints. The use of fingerprints is the most accurate way to confirm a person's identity. They ensure that individuals cannot evade their criminal past, and protect individuals from being falsely associated with a criminal record that is not theirs.
Find out where to go to get a criminal record check.
Find out the difference between a Criminal Record Check, a Police Information Check, and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
You may be asked to provide fingerprints to complete your criminal record check. Find out about the steps in this process – this is for all Canadians living in or outside of Canada.
Find out about processing times and processing fees for certified criminal record checks and vulnerable sector checks at CCRTIS.
A criminal record check may be needed for various reasons and may be required every so often. Find out more.
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