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 the Main Detachment or a District Office
- If you reside outside of Canada and require a Criminal Record Check please visit http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/en/criminal-record-checks.
- If you reside outside of Surrey, you will need to attend your local police agency in your respective community.
Fees (change annually)
- Paid employment: $85.50 (plus $25 if fingerprints required for a Vulnerable Sector Check); $16.00 per additional copy of any application. Methods of payment: Cash, debit, credit
- Volunteer work: no fee if you are volunteering with a not-for-profit organization. In order to have the fee waived you must provide a letter on agency letterhead from the organization. The letter must contain the following information:
- Applicant’s name
- Whether the applicant will be involved with or responsible for children or vulnerable people
- Confirmation that the applicant is volunteering
- Name and title of the person requiring the Criminal Record Check
- Full address and phone number of the organization
Before you attend please ensure
- You are a resident of Surrey and can show proof of address.
- You have two valid pieces of government-issued identification (see Acceptable Identification below)
- 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.
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
- Provincial Health Care Card
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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