• complete the VPD Police Information Check Form
  • include clear copies of your identification
  • include a completed copy of documents from the government or organization that explains why you require a police information check conducted by the local police agency where you previously resided (i.e. Vancouver) – If you need a Canadian police certificate based on a fingerprint search, please contact an RCMP accredited agency to determine their procedure and fees.
  • we need an original set of your fingerprints which you should get and have certified at a local police station where you currently live
  • include a brief letter with the following:
    • list of addresses where you lived in the city of Vancouver (if you lived in a suburb such as Burnaby, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond or Surrey, you will need to contact that police agency)
    • list of all the names that you have ever used (i.e. birth name, Canadian name if your family name is different, maiden name, aliases, nicknames, change of name)
    • the address where you want the results mailed to
    • if someone else is picking up the results in person on your behalf, state your permission and provide their name (they will be required to show ID to pick up)
  • The fee is $82.00. You can pay by certified cheque or money order, payable to the City of Vancouver and in Canadian funds (do not send cash or personal cheques). If you have been convicted of a criminal offence, there is an additional fee of $25, as your fingerprints will need to be sent to the RMCP to confirm your criminal convictions.

Please mail the complete package to:

Vancouver Police Department
Attention: Police Records Check
3585 Graveley Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V5K 5J5

Please note: We are unable to courier police information check results unless you arrange a courier pickup yourself.

If you live outside of Canada and need a Canadian police certificate based on a fingerprint search, contact an accredited agency in Canada to determine their procedure and fees.

You will need to go to your local police agency and have your fingerprints taken, and the accredited agency that you choose will digitize them so they can be submitted to the RCMP in Ottawa.