How do I give my fingerprints and get a RCMP criminal records check from inside or outside Canada?
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Your request for an RCMP police clearance certificate may be delayed because of a large increase in demand. If this delay has affected you, we’ll automatically extend the deadline to provide the certificate by 30 days.
If you lived in Canada for more than 6 months since the age of 18, you may be asked for fingerprints to complete your criminal record check by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this is not the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.
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