Sometimes a criminal record check cannot confirm your identity through your name alone, so you may have to provide fingerprints. This ensures that anyone who has been charged or convicted of a crime can’t hide it, but it also protects people from being associated to crimes that they did not commit.
The VPD provides this fingerprint service for immigration or citizenship purposes, foreign travel, visas, US waivers, legal name changes, record suspension (pardon) applications, and security applications. If you have applied to work with children or vulnerable adults, we can take your fingerprints as part of the Criminal Record Review Program.
You will need to come in person for our electronic fingerprints service. We are not doing traditional ink-and-roll fingerprinting at this time. We will then submit the fingerprints on your behalf to the RCMP in Ottawa, where they will complete a fingerprint-based certified criminal record check.
Please see the RCMP Civil Fingerprint Screening Services website for information on their policies and timelines. If you are checking on the status of your record check, you can also call them at (613) 998-6362 or email CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
VPD Fingerprint Services are located at 3585 Graveley Street. We are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only (closed statutory holidays).