Per RCMP policy, the requirement of providing your fingerprints is mandatory whenever the GENDER and DATE OF BIRTH of the applicant matches to an existing pardoned sexual offence record.

This is not an accusation of criminality, but is required to verify the person’s identity and to protect personal privacy.

If there is a match of your gender and date of birth to an individual on the pardoned sex offender registry, the Police Reference Check unit will send you a letter indicating you must set up an appointment to have your fingerprints taken at our Toronto Police Service Headquarters location. The process to have fingerprints taken with the Toronto Police Service can be completed in roughly 30 minutes. The Toronto Police Service will submit your fingerprints to the RCMP for verification on your behalf.

The RCMP indicates when there is a match to a criminal record; the wait time for results can take 2 weeks up to 120 days. To check the status of your fingerprints, please contact the RCMP with your DCN (Document Control Number).

The Toronto Police Service is billed by the RCMP for every electronic fingerprint submission. The fee for this process is $25.00 (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18). Payment can be made by Debit, Credit Card, Certified Cheque, or Money Order made payable to the Toronto Police Service. If you are a volunteer, and can provide a letter from your agency indicating you are participating in a bona-fide volunteer position, the RCMP will waive the mandated $25.00 fee.

The RCMP will require you to follow this process with every new Vulnerable Sector Screening application you make. The Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Service destroys fingerprint submissions when the search is completed and verification is made. The results of your verification are never retained.

Further information on the RCMP policy is available on their website at


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