Ink Digitization (Ink to Digital Conversion)

What is Ink Digitization?

  • Do you need a criminal record background check in Canada from the RCMP? The RCMP will ONLY process electronic fingerprints.
  • Are you unable to attend an office in Canada for electronic fingerprinting?
  • If your only option is to be ink fingerprinted, then you can have your ink fingerprints converted to digital for faster processing in Canada. This is known as ink digitization.
  • We can digitize your ink fingerprints.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

  • We are an RCMP Accredited and Certified RCMP agency. The RCMP will not digitize your fingerprints for you.
  • You are required to submit your ink fingerprints to an agency like ours. We then digitize them and submit them electronically to the RCMP for processing.
  • Click here to see our most recent accreditation letter (note: this is a renewal). We’ve been authorized to fingerprint for the RCMP for over 20 years.
  • RCMP Authorization

Ink to Digital Candidates

This service is ideal for the following applicants who want to obtain a criminal record search in Canada:

  • applicants living in remote areas in Canada (nearest police office only provides ink fingerprinting services); and
  • applicant currently living outside Canada.

Fees:

  • $85 our fee
  • $25 RCMP fee (RCMP fee is waived for applications involving Citizenship and Immigration Canada or Federal Employment)
  • Courier Costs (if you do not want to receive the results by ordinary mail)
  • 5% GST

Instructions for Ink to Digital Conversion

1. Print Attached PDF:

NOTE: If you do not have the Adobe Reader on your computer, you can download it for free here: Adobe Download

2. CARDSCAN: Complete the CardScan form.

3. THIRD PARTY RELEASE: Complete the Third Party Release it you want the RCMP to mail the results to a third party. Do not complete this form if you are having the RCMP mail the results directly to you.

4. FINGERPRINTS: Get fingerprinted on our RCMP C216-C form OR you may use the fingerprint form provided by your police department.

5. PHOTOGRAPH: Obtain one color printed photograph 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size.

6. INVOICE: Fill in the Invoice Form.

7. CONFIRMATION: We recommend that once you’ve completed all of the steps in the attached handout, fax (1-403-229-2724) or email everything (sue@canadianlegal.org) to us for our advanced approval.

8. SUBMITTED: We will also send you an email confirming that we have received your ink fingerprints, converted them to digital fingerprints and submitted them to the RCMP for processing.

ATTENTION:

RCMP Electronic Fingerprint Only Notice

Ink Digitization is your only option if you can not access electronic fingerprint services in Canada.