Fingerprinting For Canadian Pardon Application
A pardon, known more formally as a record suspension, separates the records of the person who received the pardon from other, active criminal records within the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). This means that if a pardon is granted, a person’s criminal record won’t appear in searches of the CPIC.
For this reason, many Canadians who have demonstrated that they are law-abiding citizens will request record suspensions. This can enable them to pass most criminal background checks and gain more meaningful employment.
Fingerprinting is an essential part of the record suspension application process. At FASTCHECK, we provide rapid, accurate fingerprinting services. We are accredited by the RCMP to take digital fingerprints for the purposes of obtaining criminal records.
Why are fingerprints needed for a pardon application?
In order to complete a pardon application, applicants need to obtain their criminal records. To do this, they must submit fingerprints to the RCMP. The RCMP uses fingerprints in order to ensure a more accurate survey of their database – names, addresses, and other information are relatively easy to change. An applicant’s fingerprints are not.
If you’re applying for a pardon, you need to visit an RCMP-accredited fingerprinting agency, like FASTCHECK. Ink fingerprints are no longer accepted by the RCMP for the purpose of pardon applications – you must have digital fingerprints taken by an accredited agency.
Do I have to come in to get my fingerprints taken?
In most cases, coming into our office to have your fingerprints taken is the most efficient way to book an appointment. Our office is located in St. Boniface.
There are circumstances in which visiting our office may be difficult for you. In these situations, we recommend our mobile fingerprinting service – call us to learn more.
Get your fingerprints taken today!
A pardon can be life-changing – and the first step in the process is getting your fingerprints taken. Call us today to book an appointment – we’ll take digital fingerprints and send them to the RCMP. Once you get your criminal record info, you’re well on your way to getting through the pardon application process.
At FASTCHECK, we’ll tell you everything you need before the appointment – though in almost all cases, you don’t need anything more than your ID. If you have any questions about the process, we’ll be more than happy to answer them. We’re here for you.
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FASTCHECK is an RCMP accredited Fingerprinting Business.