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5 Reasons to Have Your Fingerprints Taken

February 11, 2014

At Commissionaires, we’re frequently asked why someone should have their fingerprints taken.   Here are the top reasons:

1. Employment
Many corporations and agencies require both employees and volunteers to be fingerprinted.

2. Foreign Travel, Passports, Work Permits, Visas and US Waivers
Anyone wishing to visit or work in other countries may be required to provide a criminal record check.

3. Citizenship, Permanent Resident & Immigration Applicants
Applicants for Canadian citizenship, permanent residence or those immigrating to Canada may be required to provide a criminal record check with fingerprints.

4. International Adoption Applicants
Applicants who wish to adopt a child from a foreign country are required to provide a criminal record check with fingerprints.

5. Security License
Some provincial regulations require individuals in security-related positions to provide a criminal record check with fingerprints for the application process.

Having your fingerprints taken is a fast and simple process at Commissionaires – taking approximately 20 minutes.

Your digital fingerprints are sent directly to the RCMP through the Commissionaires CCRTIS-certified and secure server. If there are no convictions found on your record, the results are processed in 72 hours and then mailed to you. 

Commissionaires has offices across Canada to assist. Contact us for fast, easy fingerprinting!