905-527-2775 / 1-800-241-9988
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Commissionaires Hamilton

Identification Services

Note to all our fingerprinting customers

We are happy to serve you and accommodate your fingerprinting needs.  Our fingerprinting office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Effective February 18, 2020 appointments are preferred and encouraged for timely service.  Walk-ins will. be accepted only if no appointments are booked.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the fingerprinting office will be closed from Thursday March 19 until further notice.

Please call 905-527-2775 extension 30 or email us at idservice@bellnet.ca to book an appointment.

Appointments will be scheduled from 8:30am to 3:15pm.

FINGERPRINTING

Commissionaires is RCMP accredited to capture fingerprints and submit them directly to the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) for processing.

Digital fingerprinting is a fast, efficient way to get criminal record results directly from the RCMP.  Commissionaires fingerprint transmissions go through the Commissionaires CCRTIS-certified and secure server, directly to the RCMP.  The process is easy and there are not ink stains to worry about.  If there are no convictions found on you record, the results are processed in 72 hours and then sent by mail to you or an identified third party.  If there are convictions, the results can take up to 120 days.

In addition to offering digital fingerprinting, we provide traditional ink-and-roll fingerprinting.

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NOTES:

  • It is recommended applicants bring with them a letter or file number from the requesting source, if applicable.
  • All identification must be current and not expired.
  • All digital fingerprinting requests for Canadian Citizenship must include a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).  This letter must include the address for third party results and should have a CIC file number, which will be included in your transaction.  Please ensure that a printed copy of this letter is available during the fingerprinting application session.

Applicants must bring two pieces of valid government-issued identification and one must be a photo ID.  The following are types of acceptable identification:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Permanent resident card
  • Certificate of Indian status
  • Immigration documents i.e. work or study permits
  • Military Family ID card (MFID)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
  • Certificate of live birth
  • Nexus card

Note:  SIN cards are not accepted.

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

Commissionaires Hamilton performs criminal record checks (also referred to as police checks, police certificates, CPICs, criminal background checks and police clearances) for a wide variety of needs.

Criminal record checks can be obtained using either your full name and date of birth, or via our fingerprinting services.  In order to obtain a certified record check, fingerprint submission is required.  When a name and date of birth check matches another individual, fingerprints will be required to verify your identity.

Two options are available to get a criminal record check (NOTE – this is NOT TO BE USED for vulnerable sector checks)

Option 1: Online Electronic Criminal Record Checks

Start your electronic Criminal Record Check (CRC).

  • Click on the link above to start your criminal record check. You will be asked to submit the information required and pay via credit card or PayPal. To verify your identity, Electronic ID Verification (eIV) will ask you specific questions about your credit history. Click here to read more about eIV.
  • If you have no criminal record, it generally takes 1 hour to process your criminal record check. Once processed, you will receive your results by email.

Processing time for online for electronic criminal record checks:

Criminal record checks using name and date of birth are processed between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

This process is intended for persons living and working in Canada.

Option 2: Visit our office

What identification you need to bring with you:

Applicants should bring two pieces of valid government issued identification. One must be a photo ID. (Please check with your local Commissionaires office for additional types of identification that may be accepted.) The following types of identification are accepted.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Immigration documents i.e. work or study permits
  • Military Family ID card (MFID)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Nexus card
  • *SIN cards will not be accepted as ID

Notes:

It is recommended that applicants bring with them a letter or file number from the requesting source, if applicable
All identification must be current and not expired.

Our experienced staff will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Processing time for in person office visit for a criminal record check:

Criminal record checks using name and date of birth are submitted through a direct connection to our police partner and are processed in 1-2 hours.

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