XL- ID Solutions is an accredited fingerprinting agency in Montreal. We digitize fingerprints and submit them electronically to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the purposes of criminal record checks and referred vulnerable sector checks. A certified criminal record check from Canada is often required for immigration purposes, citizenship application, foreign work/travel and other verifications.

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Criminal Record Check By Mail (International Card Scan)

No need to come to our office

Send us your fingerprints taken on paper. We will digitize the fingerprints and submit them electronically to the RCMP for a fast processing.

Worldwide Express Shipping

We send the original certified Canadian criminal record check document back to any address worldwide using a secure and fast express courier service.



Authentication and Legalization of Canadian Criminal Background Checks from the RCMP

Several countries are requesting that certificates be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs), and legalized by their Embassy here in Canada. For the signatories to the Hague Convention, this process is called the Apostille. We can help you with in this process and you can choose this option on your order. 

For information on Vulnerable sector check, please read our "Frequently Asked Questions" section.

For information on Privacy Act, please read our "Frequently Asked Questions" section. You can choose this option on your order. Due to the sensitive nature of this request and despite our best efforts, RCMP could send the results directly to the residential address (instead of the stipulated shipping address).


Online Registration

We provide an online order form which can be filled in to obtain your Canadian criminal record check. Further instructions will be sent to you by email once you complete the form.

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In Person At Our Office (Live Scan - Montreal / Ville St-Laurent)

Montreal and Quebec city

If you are in Montreal and need a Canadian criminal record check, come see us at our office. We will take your fingerprints and electronically submit them to the RCMP for a fast processing.

Easy and Fast

We use an optical fingerprint reader instead of paper and ink.

We're Here to Help

Make sure to book an appointment and bring all the required documents.

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RCMP Accredited

XL-ID Solutions is accredited by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

  • to submit electronic fingerprints for the purposes of
    • criminal record checks
    • vulnerable sector checks
  • to receive fingerprints that have been taken on paper, convert them to electronic transactions, and submit them for processing
  • NIST standard 1.7.8.

Requests are submitted directly to the RCMP's Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS).

Benefits of Electronic Fingerprinting

Digital (electronic) fingerprinting consists of digitally acquiring a person’s fingerprints using an optical device.

There are several advantages to this method:

  • Non-Staining

    No ink is used, the prints are captured by an optical device. You will never get your fingers dirty.

  • Fast and Easy Process

    Capturing a full set of fingerprints, including both rolled and flat impressions of all ten fingers, is only a matter of minutes.

  • Instant Quality Check

    Each fingerprint gets analyzed to ensure the quality is adequate.

  • Get the Result Faster

    Electronic processing significantly reduces processing time when there is no match to an RCMP fingerprint holding.