The Surrey RCMP provides ink and digital fingerprints for the following civil purposes:
- Permanent Residence applications
- Citizenship applications
- Foreign work or travel / US waiver
- Record suspensions / Pardon applications
- Name changes
- Volunteer employment
When you apply for a Police Information Check or Vulnerable Sector Check, you may be required to give the police service a copy of your fingerprints. The fingerprints are only used by the RCMP to confirm your identity. After completion of service, they are destroyed. They are not kept nor searched for other purposes.
Surrey residents must attend in person at the front counter of either the Main Detachment (M-F 7am-7pm; Sat/Sun 9am-4pm), Guildford/Fleetwood District 2 Office (M-F 9am-4:30pm), Newton District 3 Office (M-F 9am-4:30pm), or City Centre/Whalley District 1 Office (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
IMPORTANT: Please attend 30 minutes before closing for fingerprint services.
- $80.50 for one full set of fingerprints; $15 for each additional set
- $25.00 for Vulnerable Sector Check
- Methods of payment: cash, debit, credit
- Must be a resident of Surrey and attend in person.
- In order to ensure the correct service is being provided please bring any written requests from requesting agency for the fingerprint requirement
- Two pieces of government-issued identification are required (see
- Primary ID must include the applicant’s date of birth plus a current photo.
- Secondary ID must include the same name and date of birth as the primary ID.
Individuals must present TWO (2) pieces of identification with the same name on both from the following list. NOTE: The BC Services Card combined with the BC Driver's Licence is only considered ONE piece of ID.
- Valid Driver’s Licence with photo
- Valid BC Identification Card with photo
- Valid Passport
- Valid Nexus Card
- Native Status Card
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- Military Identification
- Birth Certificate
- Firearms Licence
- BC Health Card ( must be separate from the drivers licence)
Immigration & Citizenship
Please review instructions given to you by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada before you attend.
- If you have already made a payment for your for biometric (fingerprint and photo) collections, you need to contact Service Canada - the Surrey RCMP DOES NOT process these requests. Learn more about biometrics collection services for temporary and permanent resident applicants.
- If you require a Police Certificate from Canada you will need to bring a letter from Refugee and Citizenship Canada to the Surrey RCMP to ensure we have all the information needed to submit your fingerprints application correctly. Visit the following link for more details about Police Certificate from Canada
- If you require a Police Certificate from a foreign country (which requires a set of your fingerprints to be forwarded to the requesting country) please confirm that RCMP fingerprint forms are accepted. If not, please bring a copy of that country’s fingerprint forms with you.
- Please read your documents carefully prior to attending our office so you know what you require. We are unable to refund application fees.
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