A Police Certificate is only issued for people who are leaving the country and require a Criminal Record Check. This includes visa applicants, foreign travel, and foreign work permits. You cannot obtain a Police Certificate if you have a criminal conviction. Checks from other countries are not conducted for Police Certificates.
Police Certificates can be issued using your name (provided that no convictions exist) or using fingerprints. Some countries may require a Police Certificate by fingerprints even if you don’t have any convictions – please ensure you know which process you will require before attending our office.
Police Certificate Using Name
If check is being done by name and date of birth, you may attend any of our District Offices.
Police Certificate Using Fingerprints
If fingerprints are required, you must attend one of the following:
Immigration & Citizenship
Please review instructions given to you by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada before you attend.
- If you have already made a payment for your for biometric (fingerprint and photo) collections, you need to contact Service Canada - the Surrey RCMP DOES NOT process these requests. Learn more about biometrics collection services for temporary and permanent resident applicants.
- If you require a Police Certificate from Canada you will need to bring a letter from Refugee and Citizenship Canada to the Surrey RCMP to ensure we have all the information needed to submit your fingerprints application correctly. Visit the following link for more details about Police Certificate from Canada
- If you require a Police Certificate from a foreign country (which requires a set of your fingerprints to be forwarded to the requesting country) please confirm that RCMP fingerprint forms are accepted. If not, please bring a copy of that country’s fingerprint forms with you.
- Please read your documents carefully prior to attending our office so you know what you require. We are unable to refund application fees.
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