Gambit ID is able to digitize your ink fingerprints and submit them electronically to the RCMP on your behalf.
You can mail the original copy of fingerprints to our office at:
5420 Canotek Road, Unit 105
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
We do not accept scanned copies of your fingerprints, but you may send scanned copies of any supporting documents, such as IDs, via email or via mail when you send in your fingerprint forms.
No, we will submit all of the information that is needed by the RCMP to receive your certified criminal record for you.
The cost of international fingerprinting is $165 CAD plus HST (does not include $25 RCMP fee). If you would like mail tracking when your results are sent back to you or a third party an additional price will be required.
You have two options: You can either have the RCMP send the results wherever you'd like through regular mail without a tracking number (no extra charge), or you could have the RCMP send the results to Gambit ID, and Gambit ID can send it to you via courier. You just have to pay for shipping.
No, the RCMP only sends your results by regular mail. If you choose to have your results sent back to Gambit ID to courier back to you, Gambit ID can email you a scanned copy before putting the results in the mail for a small additional fee.
If you do not match or possibly match fingerprints that the RCMP have on file, the RCMP will usually mail your certificate within 1-3 business days. If there is a match, a manual review may be required and can take up to 120 business days for the RCMP. After the certificate is put in the mail, it all depends on how far you live and which delivery option you choose.
No. However it should be noted that Gambit ID, unlike our competitors, have taken the time to automate the process as much as possible. By using Gambit ID to process your request you will receive your results as quickly as possible and quicker than if you were to use one of our competitors.
Yes, with the following exceptions:
When you start your request with Gambit ID, you will receive a secure link to submit your information. At that time, you can specify where you want the results sent for all other fingerprinting reasons.
No, you need to send the original copy whether they are ink or printed out on a certified printer by an RCMP accredited fingerprinting agency. However, if you are worried about the quality of the fingerprints, you can take a photo for Gambit ID to review before sending your package. Please keep in mind, however, that it is the RCMP that determines whether or not the quality of the prints are adequate to conduct the search.
It is not mandatory, however if you would like a photo to appear on your certificate you must include a passport sized photo. You can check with the person or agency who is requesting for a definite answer, if you are unable to do so, we recommend that you include one just in case. Note: All applications concerning Canadian Immigration require a photo to be included.
We accept VISA, VISA Debit, Mastercard, Mastercard Debit, American Express, Discovery and Union Pay. We do not accept e-transfers, PayPal, money orders or certified cheques.
Due to the unique nature of each request, please contact Gambit ID directly to discuss options regarding authentication and/or legalization of documents.
Yes, your IDs don't have to be Canadian, they just have to be valid and issued by government. They must also, be in either English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation.
Yes. Regarding the search itself, you can either call the RCMP at 613-998-6362 or send them an email at CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. You will need to provide them with your Document Control Number (DCN) that will be emailed to you by Gambit ID as soon as the RCMP receives your file, as well as your full name, date of birth, and the application type (e.g. citizenship, employment or visa). Please keep the standard processing times in mind and they will only be able to tell you whether or not the results have been put in the mail, and where they are being sent. The RCMP sends the results via regular mail and does not provide a tracking number. Gambit ID will also provide you with a secure link to a self-serve portal where you can check on the status of your request.
No, the RCMP only sends out one certificate. If you need more than one, you will have to submit separate applications.
No, you will have to go to your local police station or to an accredited fingerprinting agency to have your fingerprints taken professionally.
Yes. The RCMP requires that the fingerprints be taken with black ink.
Your fingerprint form should have a rolled print of each fingerprint in the appropriate box, as well as flat prints of each hand. It needs to have your full name, date of birth, gender, address, telephone number and signature. It should also have the stamp of the fingerprinting agency or police station and the signature of the official taking your prints. Please see the two examples below.
Plain fingerprints are those in which the fingers are pressed down simultaneously on a flat surface. Rolled impressions are the ten individually-taken fingerprint images rolled from nail to nail. The plain impressions are used to verify the sequence and accuracy of the rolled impressions.