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Police Criminal Record Check Authentication Legalization, Attestation and Apostille
Visaenterprise is a leading document authentication, legalization, attestation and apostille Canadian service provider firm, process legalization and authentication services for thousands of Canadian issued document including personal and corporate documents, such as birth, marriage, divorce, death certificates, university degree, college diploma, transcript, Power of Attoreny, police Clearance record check certificates and much more. We are proud to act on your behalf and get the authentication process completed for you in a timely manner and then courier the authenticated document right back to you. Our expert team will make the attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille process stress fee, in order to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Our main office is located IN THE HEART OF Ottawa’s diplomatic, economic and government services zone. We are a yard away from most embassies in Canada’s capital. Working with the Ministry of Global Affairs Canada and the Embassies on a daily basis, has enabled us to build a strong professional friendship with the embassies and consulates’ staff. In turn, this professional relationship reflected positively on the quality of our service. You may contact us with your authentication and legalization inquiry right now.
Definition: a Canadian Police Criminal Record Check is a document issued by RCMP or a local police station. This document it may contains the applicant’s fingerprints information and details his/her any previous criminal activities -if any- such as charges, convictions, or discharges. For various reason you may need your Police Criminal Record Check or fingerprint to go through document legalization, Apostille, attestation or authentication process. Visaenterprise legalization experts will simplify the authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille process for you and get it done in a timely manner.
Types of record checks
- Canadian Police Criminal Record check: This process verifies whether an individual has a criminal record and provides the applicant with the detailed information that can be legally disclosed. This can be obtained by Name search only or by fingerprint. Both those we can provide authentication and legalization for them by Global Affairs Canada (DFAITD) if the client requested.
- Vulnerable Sector (VS) check: This process verifies whether an individual has a criminal record, as well as any record suspensions (formerly pardons) for sexual offences and local police records for information relevant to the VS check. The information that can be legally disclosed is provided to the applicant.
When you apply for a Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector (VS) check, you may be required to give the police service or an accredited fingerprinting company a copy of your fingerprints. The fingerprints are only used by the RCMP to confirm your identity. Fingerprint-based Criminal Record checks greatly reduce the risks of people being wrongly associated to a Criminal Record for someone with a similar name. It also reduces risks of error by ensuring accuracy of Criminal Record checks.
The purpose of authentication, legalization, Apostille, attestation of your Police Criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates.
You may need a criminal record check for various purposes, including: employment, adoption, visa application, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).
When you apply for a Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector (VS) check, you may be required to give the police service or an accredited fingerprinting company a copy of your fingerprints. The fingerprints are only used by the RCMP to confirm your identity.
Global Affairs Canada (DFAITD) authentication, attestation, legalization and apostille’s policy in regards to Criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates.
- Criminal record checks, fingerprint certificates and documents originating from any local or provincial police station in Canada must first be certified/attested or authenticated appropriately as a true copy by a Canadian notary public or a Commissioner of Oaths. Exception: Documents issued directly by RCMP headquarters (black and white version with RCMP seal) in Ottawa do not need to be notarized or attestation by a Notary public or a Commissioner of Oaths.
- The embassy policy for authentication, attestation, legalization or apostille of Police Criminal record checks (Police Clearance) or Fingerprint Certificates.
If you will use the Police Criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates outside Canada please check or verify the information from the destination you needed to present that document such as your future employer or immigration authorities of the country of interest in order to find out which type of Police Criminal record checks (police clearance) or fingerprint certificates that will be acceptable by them. Some countries, the police records check must be original and authenticated/ legalized by Global Affairs Canada and some countries will accept a notorized copy as long as its authenticated/ legalized/ attested or apostille by Global Affairs Canada. If you need an original document you have three options:
a) Request the police clearance from RCMP headquarters in Ottawa.
b) Obtain a police records clearance from a local police station
c) Obtain a police record from an RCMP authorized online provider company
d) Obtain a police record from an RCMP provider by walk in at their physical location.
- Only the first one can be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada without notarization, all other cases you must obtain a notary stamp which we can help you out with that.
All embassies and consulates requires a Global Affairs Canada attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille, before the document can be attested by them, our experts at Visaenterprise will handle the process for you from A-Z in a timely and efficient fashion that gives you the freedom to be at ease.
Making your Canadian Police Criminal Record Check certificate travel ready
Validity of the police clearance or records check
Please be mindful that the Police records check has various validity dates depending on the authority you are presenting it to. Some will accept it within three months and others can be six or longer. It is very important to verify this information before you obtain your police criminal record check/ finger print and your attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille of it.
In order to make your document travel ready usually you need to process it for authentication and legalization at Global Affairs Canada, Authentication Services Section (previously called DFAITD) first and then by the consulate or the embassy of the country where you are planning to use them. You may also have to check if your document needs to be translated to the official language of that country for example the embassy of Angola, your police record check or fingerprints must be translated, notarized then stamped by Global Affairs Canada before you present it to the embassy for authentication/ legalization/ attestation or apostille. Our document authentication specialists will be ready to guide and complete the authentication; legalization, attestation and translation process for you. Simply contact us and you can consider your document travel ready in a few days or less depending on the embassy processing time, however our link with embassies is solid, which allow us to obtain the authentication and attestation by them in timely manner.
Supporting and Additional documents you may require to authentication them
When you ask for authentication, legalization, attestation or applstille services at some consulate or embassy, they may require supporting documentation in order to legalize and authenticate your document. For example in order to process a Canadian Police Criminal Record Check or fingerprint certificate document for Attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille at the embassy of Saudi Arabia you must provide a proof of connection and needs in Saudi Arabia such as an entry visa or Saudi identity/resident card copy, contract or job offer.
Also if you are moving outside Canada it’s advisable that you authenticate and legalize your Canadian personal and educational documents that you may use while you are there, such as your College Diploma, University Degree, Letter of Experience, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Death Certificate and Divorce Certificate.
If I’m located outside Canada, how can I obtain a Canadian Police Criminal Record Check and Authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille process of my documents be done?
If you are outside Canada you may order Canadian Police Criminal Record Check certificate through Canadian certified online company such as www.backcheck.ca, you can provide our address to courier the original Police Criminal Record Check certificate to our office. Then we can provide attestation by a Notary public then by Global Affairs Canada, and with embassy you want the Canadian Police Criminal Record Check certificate to stamp their Attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille on it. This way we will save you the trouble of having to travel back to Canada which will save your time and money and still get your objective accomplished.
If outside Canada, how can Authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille of documents be done?
If you traveled without authenticating or legalizing your Canadian Police Criminal Record Check certificate and you find out that you need to obtain an authentication and legalization of your Canadian Police Criminal Record Check certificate then, you can simply contact us and courier us your Canadian Police Criminal Record Check certificate and leave the rest for our Authentication, legalization, attestation or apostille experts. You do not need to travel back to Canada; we will act on your behalf and get the authentication process completed for you in a timely manner and then courier the authenticated birth certificate right back to you.
Our service is designed to provide authentication, attestation, legalization services for the following clients:
a) Client is located outside Canada
b) Client located outside Ottawa
c) Client lives in Ottawa and prefers our experts to deal with the process entirely
Our clients are located across the globe in places such as the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Africa, across the Americas and in the Oceanic. You may also be located in BC, Alberta, Central Canada, Nunavut, the territories, Quebec and Ontario or Atlantic Canada we are here to serve you all from coast to coast. Our expert team will make the attestation, authentication, legalization or apostille process stress fee in order to give you peace of mind.