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

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

Worldwide Express Shipping

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



Apostille (or Authentication) of the Canadian Criminal Background Check Certificate from the RCMP

Several countries request RCMP certificates to be Apostilled (or authenticated) by Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs). We can help you with 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 that can be filled out 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 (Ville Saint-Laurent)

If you are in Montreal and need a Canadian criminal record check, see us at our office. We will take your fingerprints and electronically submit them to the RCMP for 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 (direct connect) by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

  • to submit electronic fingerprints for
    • 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. An optical device captures fingerprints. You will never get your fingers dirty.

  • Fast and Easy Process

    Capturing a complete set of fingerprints (flat impressions of all ten fingers) takes only 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.