Fingerprinting for a Pardon

Often our clients are confused about the fingerprinting procedures for a pardon / record suspension application. Since their fingerprints were taken during the arrest they often wonder why their fingerprints need to be taken again. Fingerprinting for a pardon is strictly for identification purposes. When you are arrested the fingerprints are taken on criminal fingerprintingRead More
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How to get an RCMP criminal record check from abroad (outside Canada)

People living abroad may often need criminal background checks done from their home country when applying for visa, work, volunteering etc. But the process has been complicated by new technology. In the past applicants would simply get a set of ink fingerprints done on standard fingerprinting cards and mail them to the RCMP for certification.Read More
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Why do I need to Submit Fingerprints Again?

Many people are surprised to learn that the fingerprints they get done for various immigration and legal purposes actually expire. In the U.S., for example, fingerprints are good for fifteen months after they are issued. People’s surprise usually stems from the fact that fingerprints are generally unchangeable features, just like blood type and eye color.Read More
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Medical Marijuana Certifications

The medical marijuana industry in Canada has been in a state of flux this past year with changes to the legislation, a renewed debate on legalization, and countless companies looking to capitalize on an expanding market. The current Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) took effect on April 1st, 2014 replacing the existing Marihuana MedicalRead More
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Fingerprinting for Citizenship and Immigration Canada

If you’re applying for permanent residency or Canadian citizenship there is a good chance that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has requested that you have a set of fingerprints taken. If they haven’t already, they will. Certified Canadian Criminal Records Check There are 2 reasons you may require fingerprints for a CIC application. The first isRead More
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Canadian Fingerprinting From Abroad

Many Canadians live abroad. And often those very same Canadians need an RCMP certified criminal record background check. There are many reasons you might require this from job applications to immigration procedures but whatever the reason getting your fingerprints taken in another country can be a difficult process. It doesn’t help matters that the fingerprintsRead More
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