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).
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.
XL-ID requires the following documents when proceeding by mail from Canada or anywhere in the world:
Color Copy of a Government-Issued Identification Document
The document must have your photo. Recommenced document: Passport.
A Secondary (Different From the First) Color Copy of a Government-Issued Identification Document
The document must have your photo. Recommended documents: Driver's licence, National Identity Card.
You may submit a digital copy of your photo and identification documents using our online application form. However, you still need to mail the original fingerprint form and the consent form to XL-ID.
XL-ID may accept your local police's fingerprint card/form as long as the following requirements are met. The fingerprints may be taken electronically and printed on paper. You can scan and email us your fingerprint form to confirm that the form is correct (with your order number).
Requirements for ALL Fingerprint Forms/Cards
To facilitate the fingerprinting process XL-ID provides its own fingerprint form. You can download it from the Required Documents section. We encourage you to use this form whenever possible. A Special Format Fee may apply when not using this form and/or the requirements are not respected.
Additional requirements only for XL-216c:
XL-ID can accept all forms that respect the Fingerprint Form Requirements. The following forms are accepted without any additional cost:
However, a Special Format fee applies if your fingerprint form has any of the following characteristics:
The Special Format fee covers additional steps XL-ID’s technicians need to take to digitize correctly your fingerprint form.
Due to measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, RCMP is currently experiencing service delays. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The processing time of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is as following:
Note that the RCMP (Headquarters) is located in Ottawa and ships with regular post. Therefore, depending on the return address, it may take approximately up to 7 additional business days until reception of the result.
XL-ID has no control and no additional information once the electronic transaction is submitted to the RCMP. If you want additional information during the time the RCMP is processing your application, please contact the RCMP directly. We encourage you to wait at least three weeks before contacting the RCMP about your order.
You can view the status of your order here.
RCMP Certified Criminal Record Check 120$
The RCMP federal processing fee of 25$ is included in the above price. Shipping and taxes are extra when applicable.
Express shipping price will be automatically calculated when you indicate the shipping address in our online form.
XL-ID Solutions is accredited by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Requests are submitted directly to the RCMP's Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS).
Often required by USCIS (Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).
Any questions or concerns, please consult USCIS
The report (not a certificate) is based on a fingerprint search and will contain a copy of the data in the National Repository of Criminal Records as it exists. A copy of your fingerprints is not included in the report. It will contain only that information permitted to be disclosed under federal law. The report you receive cannot be used as a certified copy of a criminal record as it will not have the official RCMP seal or format.
There is no obligation to share your criminal record information with a third party; however, if you decide to do so, you may be sharing information to which the third party would have no legal rights of access. The report could contain criminal record information, such as a record suspension (pardon or sealed youth record), that would not normally be disclosed during a criminal record check.
I’m applying for Visa/Residence/Citizenship and I need to obtain a criminal record check from Canada, do you provide such a service?
Yes, we will submit electronically your request to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). You can either come to our office or fill an Online Application and send the Required Documents by mail from anywhere in the world.
How much does the criminal record check cost?
How much time does it take until I receive my criminal record check?
Which documents are required for a RCMP Criminal Record Check?
You will find this information in the Required Documents section.
Can I send my fingerprint form by email?
No! The RCMP requires that we digitize the original paper form with our certified equipment. Therefore you must send it to us by mail.
You can send by email your form only to make sure it is acceptable (with your order number).
I already got my fingerprints taken on another form: do I need to get them taken on XL-ID’s fingerprint form?
Not necessarily. XL-ID may accept your local police's fingerprint card/form as long as the Fingerprint Form Requirements are met.
I didn’t upload any digital documents during my online application. Can I send them to XL-ID by email?
Yes, you can email your photo and identification documents. Note that you will still need to send the original fingerprint form to XL-ID.
I have already uploaded a digital copy of my photo via your web form, do I also need to attach a photo to my xl-216c form?
No, if you uploaded your photo and it's clear, we will use the digital copy.
What's the status of my order?
You can view the status of your order here.
What does the Criminal Record Check result delivered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police look like?
It is a paper certificate containing your picture, name, address and four (4) fingerprint images. It will be written in French and English if a criminal record is found or not. However, if the result is found positive, a second page will be attached with all the details – it will be written in French or English, depending where you have been arrested. To ensure its authenticity, the document has an official RCMP embossed seal and signed by the Director General of the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services.
Getting a Vulnerable Sector Check is different than a criminal record check