U.S. Waiver Fingerprint Steps
You must have an active 6-digit Account Number with Pardon Applications of Canada to proceed with U.S. Waiver 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 U.S. Waiver 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 U.S. Waiver application process is to complete a set of Waiver fingerprints at an accredited facility near you. Once your U.S. Waiver 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) U.S. WAIVER FINGERPRINT STEPS, in order:
Fill out the date, your full name, sign & bring your completed U.S. Waiver Fingerprint Consent form to your fingerprinting facility or detachment. This form authorizes the CFSS 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, you must mail the original documents to Pardon Applications of Canada, 440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, 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 phase of your application.
(If you are ALSO applying for a Canadian Pardon, Download & Print Pardon 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
Find 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) U.S. Waiver 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 U.S. Waiver Fingerprint Consent Form (and Pardon consent form, if also applying for a Pardon).
2. Two (2) pieces of valid (not expired) government issued identification (at least 1 must be a photo-ID);
3. Your 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.
SCAN/EMAIL: [email protected]
TXT (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 U.S. Waiver 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).