Need Fingerprinting for a Canadian Records Check in the USA?

Reliability Screening Will Help You Get Fingerprints in the US & Obtain an RCMP Criminal Record Check

We Make the Canadian Fingerprint-Based Records Check Process Smooth & Straightforward

You’re in the USA But Used to Live in Canada & Need Fingerprints

Are you a Canadian living in the United States, or perhaps an American that has lived in Canada? If so, you may find yourself in need of fingerprinting for a Canadian criminal records check. What would you need this for? Well, it can be necessary for certain situations such as applying for a job that requires background screening, or traveling, working, and living abroad.

Whatever the case may be, if you’ve been asked to get fingerprinted and obtain an RCMP certified criminal record check, we can help. The Canadian authority for criminal records database is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and we are accredited by the RCMP to submit electronic fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of these same criminal record checks. We’ll help you follow their specific guidelines to get your complete the process and be on your way.

Reliability Screening is a Leader in Fast & Accurate Canadian Criminal Record Checks

If you’re in the US and need fingerprints, Reliability Screening can help! We’ll let you know what you need and where to get it, then we’ll take your fingerprints and facilitate an expedited process with the RCMP in Ottawa. Why else choose us?

  • We Have Some of the Quickest Turnaround Times
  • Knowledgeable and Experienced Staff
  • RCMP Accredited to submit electronic fingerprints to CCRTIS in support of criminal record checks
  • Thousands of People Have Benefited from Our Services

Unsure Which Criminal Record
Check to Get? Check Out Our

How it Works

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1. Complete Form Online

Use our convenient online ordering tool to order the correct Fingerprinting check, and receive a detailed list of the documents we will require from you.

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2. Necessary Information

Once payment is complete, we’ll require a few different forms emailed or mailed in order to complete your Fingerprint check with the RCMP database.

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3. We Handle The Rest

We file your documents with the RCMP to ensure you receive your Fingerprint check results as quickly as possible. Wait times vary depending on specific circumstances.

Submitting a Fingerprint-Based Criminal Records Check Hassle-Free

Digitizing Your Fingerprints & Managing Your RCMP Criminal Records Check

Our team at Reliability Screening is here to help you with your fingerprints-based records check while you are abroad. We can digitize your fingerprints and submit the fingerprints card to the RCMP. Once we receive the results, we will forward them to you as soon as possible. Reliability Screening is certified to digitize prints under the RCMP standards.

Our team adheres to the standards set by the RCMP so you can trust that your records check request will be accepted by CCRTIS the first time around. We have years of experience and have helped many Canadians living abroad with their fingerprints based records checks. You can rely on our team to handle your case hassle-free with accuracy, security and excellent service.

Reliability Screening Has Experience With CCRTIS & Working With Clients Abroad

The Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services, or CCRTIS, is a section of the RCMP that maintains the national database for criminal records checks in Canada. When you submit a request for a fingerprints-based records check, they will be the ones to approve your request, conduct the records check and provide the results.

If you are residing in the USA, Reliability Screening can help you facilitate your fingerprints-based records check. We will provide you with all the necessary information to ensure that your records check request meets the standards of the CCRTIS. Our team is also here to answer any questions you have about the fingerprinting process while you are living in the United States.

Official USA

Fingerprint Documents

Standard FBI
Fingerprint Card

Fingerprints are taken on the
FBI form FD258,
which is accepted for
Canadian background checks
without issue.

Each country has its own fingerprint card; the RCMP is familiar with these & will run the background check accordingly.

Fingerprints in the US

Fingerprinting services can be
provided by third-party
agencies, local police,
state police, sheriff, etc.
There are many options,
each compliant with
FBI & RCMP standards.

Each country has its own fingerprint card; the RCMP is familiar with these & will run the background check accordingly.

Types of Criminal Record Checks You Might Need

Finding the Right Record Check for You

If you currently reside in the United States, getting a criminal record check is the process of getting your criminal history inspected. This process confirms whether or not an individual has ever been charged or convicted of a crime. A criminal record check is a specific type of background check, and within criminal record checks, there are two methods of checking:

Name-based criminal record checks

This particular criminal record check is completed by checking against the RCMP’s Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system using names and dates of birth.

Certified criminal record checks.

When name-based certified criminal record checks do not confirm a person’s identity, a certified criminal records check is necessary. This is the widely accepted record check for employers, volunteer positions, student visas, travel visas, and immigration applications. If you’ve ever lived or resided in Canada for a period of time, this record check will identify any charges or convictions an organization may be looking for. This record check involves fingerprinting so a fingerprint search can be conducted by RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS). If you need fingerprinting done for a certified criminal records check, the experts at Reliability Screening can help get the process started for you and answer any questions.

About Us

US Fingerprinting for Canadian Records Checks

If you need to submit fingerprints for the RCMP Certified Criminal Record Check and you’re located in the United States, we can make it happen. From New York to California, Texas to Massachusetts and everywhere in between, Reliability Screening helps people in the US get fingerprint-based Canadian criminal records checks. We’ll let you know what you need and how to get it, here to assist you every step of the way.

Adhering to Proper Standards

We provide the necessary guidance to ensure that the fingerprints you take in the USA will be recognized by Canadian authorities to get your records check processed.


Frequently Asked Questions

No you don’t! Whether you are a Canadian Citizen, a current or a former Canadian resident who is currently in the US you can get your fingerprints taken and criminal record check processed by Reliability Screening without ever leaving your city or state. We will walk you through the process, making it as easy as possible.

To get fingerprints taken for an RCMP criminal background check, you will have to go to the nearest police station. We suggest calling ahead to ensure a smooth process. Once you get to the police station, your fingerprints will be taken on the FBI form FD258 which is accepted for Canadian background checks.

Generally speaking, Canadian Criminal records remain until the individual is 80 years old with no criminal activity reported in the last 10 years. This means if you have been convicted of a criminal offense for which you have not been pardoned for in Canada and are below the age of 80, these convictions will show up in your criminal record check. If you were convicted of an offense as a young offender but have not been convicted as an adult, the record offense will be sealed after the applicable waiting period has passed.

Neither the Canadian Embassy nor Canadian Consulates provide criminal background checks. They also are not able to give any information or updates about a criminal background check. If you require a Canadian criminal background check while residing in the USA, you must use an accredited company such as Reliability Screening.

CCRTIS, or the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services is the part of the RCMP which maintains the national database of criminal records in Canada. If you are applying for a certified criminal record check, your fingerprints and information will be submitted to CCRTIS. Reliability Screening is CCRTIS Accredited by the RCMP to submit electronic fingerprints in support of criminal record checks.

Client Testimonials

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I needed a Canadian Criminal Check. With the help of Reliability Screening, it was easy! They answered all my questions right away and explained everything perfectly. They are very patient and helpful. Thank you so much!

– Karen M.

Fast & Effective Service

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They showed a perfect customer service at a distance! Their staff answered several questions by email/company contact form in minutes or a few hours later, or in less than 24 hours at most, helping me throughout the whole process.

– Marilla A.

Simple & Quick Process

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From start to finish, I was kept informed about my case, and I found email … communication to be prompt, friendly and very clear. I don’t usually write reviews, but want to help reassure anyone out there in the same position.

– Phoebe M.

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