Canadian Pardon Fingerprint Steps
You must have an active 6-digit Account Number with Pardon Applications of Canada to proceed with Pardon fingerprint steps using the accredited consent forms & details below. If you do not yet have a 6-digit Account Number, call 866-383-9744 to activate your Pardon first.
**IMPORTANT: COVID-19 UPDATE**
The RCMP and some private facilities have temporarily suspended fingerprinting services due to COVID-19 concerns. Always call ahead to ensure fingerprinting services are available.
The next step in your Pardon application process is to complete a set of Pardon fingerprints at an accredited facility near you. Once your Pardon fingerprint steps have been completed, they will be sent electronically to the Civil Fingerprint Screening Service (CFSS) in Ottawa (an RCMP head office), where a nationwide background check will be completed. This is required by law for your application.
Complete ALL THREE (3) PARDON FINGERPRINT STEPS, in order:
Fill out the date, your full name, sign & bring your completed Fingerprint Consent form to your fingerprinting facility or detachment. This form authorizes the facility to forward the results of your fingerprints directly to Pardon Applications of Canada, saving time in your application process. NOTE: Due to recent privacy laws, some facilities or detachments may not accept or use your fingerprint consent form, insisting that the results be mailed to you directly. That is fine. If you do receive your fingerprint results directly, mail the original documents to Pardon Applications of Canada, 440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7X6 to advance your application. You may certainly make a copy for yourself, but only original fingerprint documents can be used by Pardon Applications of Canada in the upcoming court & police phases of your application.
(If you are ALSO applying for a U.S. Waiver, Download & Print U.S. Waiver Fingerprint Consent Form as well. You will get 2 sets of fingerprints and use BOTH consent forms).
STEP 2: ATTEND a LOCAL FINGERPRINT FACILITY or DETACHMENT
Contact a local fingerprint facility accredited by the RCMP to complete fingerprints or your local RCMP or police detachment. Advise that you are looking to obtain a set of digital (LIVESCAN or CARDSCAN) Pardon fingerprints. If necessary, you may need to book an appointment. If you have any trouble finding a fingerprint facility option, or cannot find a listing close to you, contact Client Care to investigate on your behalf.
What to Bring
1. Your Pardon Fingerprint Consent Form (and Waiver consent form, if also applying for a Waiver).
2. Two (2) pieces of valid (not expired) government issued identification (at least 1 must be a photo-ID);
3. The fee charged by the facility or detachment. Keep a copy of your receipt — you will need it for the next step.
STEP 3: SUBMIT a COPY of YOUR FINGERPRINT RECEIPT to PAC
Submit a copy of your fingerprint payment receipt to Pardon Applications of Canada to confirm completion of your fingerprints. Your receipt should show ALL of these items:
i) the date of fingerprinting;
ii) name of facility/detachment you attended;
iii) your total fingerprint payment;
iv) your full name & 6-digit Account Number with PAC.
Please also share any feedback on your service experience at the facility/detachment. For example, were you treated with efficiency and respect during the fingerprint process.
SCAN/EMAIL [email protected]
TEXT (Picture Message) 613-703-1958
PARDON APPLICATIONS OF CANADA
ATTN: Client Care – Fingerprint Confirmation
440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6
Once your Receipt has been received and processed, your Pardon application will advance to next steps! Expect a detailed email update within 1-2 business days (Scan/Fax/Text) or up to four weeks (Mail).