Need Fingerprinting for a Canadian

Records Check in the USA?

We Will Help You Get Your Fingerprints in the United States of America
For a Canadian Criminal Record Check

Record Check from the USA

Reliability Can Facilitate Your Canadian Fingerprint-Based Record Check.

You’re in the USA But Used to Live in Canada & Need Fingerprints

Are you a Canadian living in the United States, or perhaps an American that has lived in Canada? If so, you may find yourself in need of fingerprinting for a Canadian criminal records check. What would you need this for? Well, it can be necessary for certain situations such as applying for a job that requires background screening, or traveling, working, and living abroad.


Whatever the case may be, if you’ve been asked to get fingerprinted and obtain an RCMP certified criminal record check, we can help. The Canadian authority for criminal records database is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and we are accredited by the RCMP to submit electronic fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of these same criminal record checks. We’ll help you follow their specific guidelines to get your complete the process and be on your way.

Reliability Screening is a Leader in Fast & Accurate Canadian Criminal Record Checks

If you’re in the US and need fingerprints, Reliability Screening can help! We’ll let you know what you need and where to get it, then we’ll take your fingerprints and facilitate an expedited process with the RCMP in Ottawa. Why else choose us?

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Fingerprinting Documentation

Standard FBI Fingerprint Card

Fingerprints are taken on the
FBI form FD258,
which is accepted for
Canadian background checks
without issue.

Each country has its own fingerprint card; the RCMP is familiar with these & will run the background check accordingly.


Fingerprints in the US

Fingerprinting services can be provided by third-party agencies, local police, state police, sheriff, etc. There are many options, each compliant with FBI & RCMP standards.

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If you need to submit fingerprints for the RCMP Certified Criminal Record Check and you’re located in the United States, we can make it happen. From New York to California, Texas to Massachusetts and everywhere in between, Reliability Screening helps people in the US get fingerprint-based Canadian criminal records checks. We’ll let you know what you need and how to get it, here to assist you every step of the way.

We provide the necessary guidance to ensure that the fingerprints you take in the USA will be recognized by Canadian authorities to get your records check processed.

Frequently Asked Questions

No you don’t! Whether you are a Canadian Citizen, a current or a former Canadian resident who is currently in the US you can get your fingerprints taken and criminal record check processed by Reliability Screening without ever leaving your city or state. We will walk you through the process, making it as easy as possible.

To get fingerprints taken for an RCMP criminal background check, you will have to go to the nearest police station. We suggest calling ahead to ensure a smooth process. Once you get to the police station, your fingerprints will be taken on the FBI form FD258 which is accepted for Canadian background checks.

Generally speaking, Canadian Criminal records remain until the individual is 80 years old with no criminal activity reported in the last 10 years. This means if you have been convicted of a criminal offense for which you have not been pardoned for in Canada and are below the age of 80, these convictions will show up in your criminal record check. If you were convicted of an offense as a young offender but have not been convicted as an adult, the record offense will be sealed after the applicable waiting period has passed.

Neither the Canadian Embassy nor Canadian Consulates provide criminal background checks. They also are not able to give any information or updates about a criminal background check. If you require a Canadian criminal background check while residing in the USA, you must use an accredited company such as Reliability Screening.

CCRTIS, or the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services is the part of the RCMP which maintains the national database of criminal records in Canada. If you are applying for a certified criminal record check, your fingerprints and information will be submitted to CCRTIS. Reliability Screening is CCRTIS Accredited by the RCMP to submit electronic fingerprints in support of criminal record checks.

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