Ink Digitization (Ink to Digital Conversion)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

  • The RCMP will only accept digitized (electronic) fingerprints for processing.
  • That means, if you are outside Canada and need a background check in Canada, you will be required to send your ink fingerprints to an Accredited and Certified Fingerprint Agency in Canada for processing.
  • We are an RCMP Accredited and Certified Fingerprint agency. We take your ink fingerprints and digitize them. We then send them to the RCMP through secure electronic transmission 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


  • $90 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 ( 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.


RCMP Electronic Fingerprint Only Notice

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