Fingerprinting at the National Pardon Centre

The National Pardon Centre is accredited by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. We have electronic and ink fingerprinting capabilities. Our walk in centres are available to handle all of your fingerprinting needs.

There are many reasons you may be required to obtain fingerprints in Canada.  It can be anything from foreign visa applications to workplace background checks.

Fingerprinting is also the first step in both a pardon and a waiver application. Anyone applying for either of these services will need to have their fingerprints taken.

Please keep in mind that this is non-criminal fingerprinting. It is for the purpose of matching your fingerprints to what is on file with the RCMP. If there is nothing on file to report then the purpose is to determine that there is no criminal record. This process must be done via fingerprinting because name and birthday checks routinely create false matches.

Fingerprinting for a Pardon, Waiver or Background Check

This service is included in the cost of your pardon or waiver application if you are able to visit one of our walk in centres. It is not possible to complete either a pardon or a waiver application without certifying a set if fingerprints with the RCMP.

If your fingerprinting needs do not involve a pardon or a waiver application we can still help you out. Simply drop by one of our walk in centres and explain the reason for your fingerprinting request.

If you just need a set of fingerprints with or without RCMP certification we are available to handle your needs.

We require you to bring two pieces of government issued identification. If you have any questions about our fingerprinting service simply contact one of our experts today. Or you can drop into one of our offices. Our friendly fingerprinting technicians would be happy to help.

Call us: 1-866-242-2411 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday