RCMP Fingerprints Outside Canada

Cardscan for Electronic Submission

Outside Canada and need a fingerprint based Canadian Police Certificate from the RCMP?

We’ve got you covered!

Red Seal Notary is now accredited for card scan services allowing us to digitize your ink fingerprints from your local police overseas and then submit them to the RCMP electronically. Our fees for this service are $140 plus tax ($158.20 CAD).

So if you need to get RCMP fingerprints but you aren’t going to be in Canada anytime soon, just contact Red Seal Notary.

Where do I start?

First – moisturize, believe it or not. Make sure the skin on your fingers is as healthy as possible when you go get your fingerprints taken. Take care of your skin for a couple days moisturizing often and avoid harsh cleansers. This will maximize print quality making it more likely your fingerprints can be processed by the RCMP. Dry skin is the most common cause of bad prints.

Download our instructions and forms (you need the first 3):

C-216C print 2 of these
Third Party Waiver

OPTIONAL – sample fingerprints

As a general overview you will need:

  • 2 full sets of fingerprints taken by your local Police
  • Notarized copies of two IDs, such as your Passport and Driver’s Licence
  • A recent Passport sized photo signed and dated by the same notary that certified your IDs
  • A 3rd Party Consent Form to release your RCMP results to the recipient – with fingerprint
  • A completed Information form (included at the end of the instructions in the first download)
  • Payment of $141.25 CAD per individual submission – credit card authorization form included

    Other useful tips

  • Make sure the rolled prints are as wide as possible – more surface area makes it more likely the RCMP will obtain enough data points
  • Make sure you remember to get a clear print on your 3rd party consent before you leave the fingerprint technician
  • The fingerprint technician should choose which print they think is clearest/best for the Consent form (usually a thumbprint)
  • For Citizenship or Immigration, include a copy of their request letter, with file numbers and destination addresses if applicable
  • For Canadian Federal Screenings, make sure to include the ORI number of the department processing the screening
  • If the fingerprint technician thinks your fingerprint impressions are poor, you can include more full sets to improve the chances
  • Make sure you complete the forms – if we do not have all the information, we cannot complete the submission to the RCMP

    Although for the FBI, and a sizable file should you choose to download, the linked poster below has some relevant helpful tips as well:
    FBI tips for proper fingerprinting