How long does it take to get my results?

Processing time

All criminal record verifications are processed by RCMP's Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services in Ottawa, in the order in which they are received without an option for expediting the process. The normal processing times are as follows:

  • Applicant without previous police incident: If you do not have a record of being fingerprinted by police for an offense, your wait time would most likely be 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Applicant with previous police incident: If you have ever been fingerprinted by a police force in Canada for an offense regardless of the outcome no matter how long ago it was, your fingerprints are on file and your application may take in excess of 120 days to process. Below are circumstances that may impact processing time:
    • Not Guilty
    • Charges dismissed
    • Charges withdrawn
    • Peace Bond
    • Conditional Discharge
    • Un-Conditional Discharge
    • Sine Die Adjournment
    • Probation


How to follow up if there is a delay

If your application has taken longer than the processing times indicated above and you require an update on the status of your application, please email CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca providing ONLY the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Type of application you submitted
  • Date your application was submitted to the RCMP
  • DCN Number if available
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached on weekdays
Last modified onThursday, 16 June 2022 01:49
Rate this item
(1 Vote)