A criminal record check is required for both pardon and waiver applications. In order to obtain a certified criminal record from the RCPM CPIC database a person has to have their fingerprints done for the purpose of a pardon or waiver, depending on the application. Fingerprints can be done at any local police station or there a number of private locations across Canada that can take fingerprints for either application. Once the fingerprints are completed they are sent to the RCMP who will in turn generate the criminal record. The criminal record will show all charges for an individual that are found on the Canadian criminal record database. According to the RCMP:
- The Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services destroys fingerprint submissions relative to civil screening (including Vulnerable Sector Verifications) when the search process is completed. The fingerprints are not added to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records and are not searched for future purposes.
This means that any person can get a criminal record search done without worrying about whether or not doing so will flag them in a system or create a new record. Getting fingerprints done is the only way to get a certified criminal record check done in Canada. The certified criminal record is a requirement of both the Canadian and US governments. Contact Express Pardons for all your pardon and waiver questions or to start an application today.