TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF FINGERPRINTING PROCESS


A2Z Screening Ltd. is an RCMP Accredited Fingerprinting Agency providing 

Digital Fingerprinting in Alberta. We use cutting edge LiveScan digital 

fingerprinting technology that allows us to submit fingerprints electronically 

to the RCMP database with a quick turnaround time within 72 hours.

You can receive the fingerprinting result certified by the RCMP within

5-7 business days* by mail either to your home address or to a designated

third party.

Please be advised that in cases where a criminal record is encountered or

where the applicant's name is matching with somebody else the processing 

time may take up to 120 days.

*Times may vary as the report is sent by regular mail of Canada Post ONLY.

Our Digital Fingerprints can be used for many purposes.


FINGERPRINTING FOR- YOUR CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS 

A permanent resident (aka landed immigrant) is a person who has been granted permanent resident status after immigrating to Canada. Permanent residents are not Canadian citizens; they are citizens of other countries. A person residing in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident. Refugees become permanent residents through the Government-Assisted Refugee Program or the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Someone who makes a refugee claim in Canada does not immediately become a permanent resident. To do so, the Immigration and Refugee Board must approve their claim before they can apply for and get permanent resident status.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires a Certified Criminal Record Check from the RCMP as part of the application process for obtaining Permanent Resident Status in Canada. 

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here


FINGERPRINTING FOR  

NAME CHANGE APPLICATIONS 

If you are 18 years or older and live in Alberta, you may apply to have your first name, your last name, or both, legally changed under Part 3 of the Vital Statistics Act. If you are under 18 years of age but are married, an adult interdependent partner, or the parent or guardian of a child you may also make an application under this part to change your name. If you were born outside of Canada, you can apply to change your name as shown on the documents under which you were admitted into Canada. You may also apply to change the spelling of your name.

To legally change your name, you will need to apply through a registry agent, either in person or in writing. For this process, it is required to

Get electronic fingerprints for each person 12 years old or older who is changing their name. Contact a fingerprinting agency to confirm the cost and how long it will take. Only electronic fingerprints are accepted. A confirmation letter will be mailed to you from the RCMP in Ottawa.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR 

PARDON APPLICATIONS

The process for a Canadian pardon and a US entry waiver both begin with the same procedure – fingerprinting. The purpose of fingerprinting is to retrieve your criminal record from the RCMP. Since it is possible to falsely identify someone based on name and date of birth alone, the RCMP requires you to submit fingerprints, which cannot be duplicated without the intent to deceive. Your fingerprints must be submitted electronically since the RCMP will no longer accept ink-based fingerprinting submissions. If you do not have access to a digital fingerprinting provider you must contact a company that has card scan capabilities. Regardless of where you go to get your fingerprints taken the result submitting your fingerprints to the RCMP in Canada is simple. The RCMP will either return your criminal record to you, or it will send you a letter indicating that no criminal record could be associated with your name. Keep in mind that if you do not complete this step your pardon and waiver applications will not be accepted by either the Canadian or American governments. A further complication in the fingerprinting process is that the fingerprints MUST be specifically certified for a pardon or waiver. In other words, the results of a fingerprint certification for a pardon cannot be used for a US entry waiver application and vice versa.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSING APPLICATIONS

To be eligible for a producer’s license you must be an adult who ordinarily resides in Canada or a corporation with a head office in Canada or branch office in Canada. You must also designate a senior person in charge who has responsibility for the overall management of marijuana production and distribution. In addition, there must be a responsible person in charge who works at the licensed producer’s site and supervises activities related to marijuana. The senior individual in charge can also name one or more alternate responsible adults to work at the licensed producer’s site and who have been given the authority to replace the person in charge if that person is not available.

You can apply as an individual or a corporation.

The senior person in charge, the responsible person in charge, alternate responsible people in charge, the individual to which a license is to be issued, or if a corporation, each officer and director, must hold a security clearance. 

The applicant’s fingerprints, which can be taken by a Canadian police force or private company accredited by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to submit fingerprints for a criminal record check.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.


FINGERPRINTING FOR 

CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, a person must meet all of the following conditions:

Possess permanent resident (landed immigrant) status in Canada.

Have physically resided in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 1,460 days during the six years immediately before the date of application, or at least 183 days during each of four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years immediately before the application date.

Possess adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada (can speak and listen in English or French).

Have a general knowledge of Canada's values, history, symbols, institutions, rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship.

In order to apply for Canadian Citizenship, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires a Certified Criminal Record Check from the RCMP. This can only be completed by having fingerprints taken. A2Z Screening Ltd. makes this process simple and effortless by:

Capturing the required digital fingerprints and photo.

Sending the results of the record check directly to the citizenship official at IRCC or applicant’s home address.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR- WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Most foreign nationals need a work permit to work in Canada. There are 2 types of work permits. Employer Specific Work Permit and Open Work Permit.

Sometimes it is a good idea to obtain a Fingerprint-based Criminal Record Check and submit it along with your application. You might be working with a licensed ICCRC consultant, he would be the best person to guide you if you need this or not?

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR - REAL ESTATE COUNCIL OF ALBERTA

As you near the completion of your pre-licensing education, or, if you are applying for labor mobility, once you receive your approval, contact a private, accredited fingerprint agency or your local law enforcement to request a Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC). These agencies will fingerprint you and forward them to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) in Ottawa, who will perform the check.

RECA requires you to submit a CCRC if you are:

applying for a license for the first-time in Alberta

an industry professional who has not been authorized with RECA in the past 12 months.

To avoid delays in obtaining your CCRC:

apply for your CCRC before completing your pre-licensing education. Ensure your CCRC is not more than 6 months old at the time you apply to RECA for your license

make sure your complete legal name (exactly as it appears on your birth certificate, citizenship card or permanent resident card) and date of birth are reflected on in the CCRC.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR- RELIABILITY STATUS APPLICATIONS

Contract Security Program

On February 1, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the lead agency responsible for law enforcement inquiries, retired name-based criminal record checks. These name-based checks have been replaced with a new electronic fingerprinting process.

Digital fingerprints are now required for all levels of personnel security screening and clearances for the Contract Security Program including:

  1. Reliability Status
  2. Secret
  3. Top Secret

No need to bring in the Fingerprints Applicant Request Form for the Contract Security Program ... we generate it for you

Our form will be electronically generated and emailed to the applicant and CSO Applicants do not need to worry about clerical mistakes caused by human error Applicants can pre-pay online to further speed up the process Book online to avoid having to wait inline

You must bring two (2) pieces of valid, government-issued identification to your fingerprinting appointment, one of which must be primary ID.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.



FINGERPRINTING FOR- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GREEN CARD APPLICATIONS

The USCIS requires green card and naturalization applicants to be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting FBI criminal background checks.

Take the appointment letter from USCIS and other evidence as mentioned in the letter, such as your passport, permanent resident card, driver’s license, etc. Your second form of identification should have your photograph on it.

At the time of fingerprinting, you will be given a form to fill out. You will have to indicate the application for which the fingerprinting is being done, as there are many green card categories, naturalization categories, etc., that may require fingerprinting.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR- SPOUSAL VISA 

(Calling your spouse from US into CANADA)

You (the principal applicant), and any family members 18 or older (who are not already Canadian citizens or permanent residents), must submit police certificates from the following country or countries with your application:

  1. The country where you (or they) currently live, if you have lived there for six months or more. and
  2. The country where you (or they) have spent most of your (their) life since the age of 18.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.


FINGERPRINTING FOR- REGISTERED NURSE LICENSING

You need to be licensed in your province or territory before you can practice as a nurse. The links on the right will take you to the appropriate organization to obtain your license. In Canada, the nursing profession is self-regulated – the provincial and territorial nursing bodies regulate the practice of nursing to best serve the interests of the public. As such, the requirements for licensure are established by the provincial and territorial nursing bodies. - 

You would need your Fingerprints taken for obtaining an RCMP Fingerprint-based criminal record prior to applying for the license.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING FOR- PRIVACY ACT REQUESTS

In order to facilitate the retrieval of your court and/or police documents for an expungement application, a fingerprint-based criminal record check can be processed. Use this wording in your request: Privacy Act application type. This type of request will determine if you have an existing criminal record within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Repository of Criminal Records. Should a criminal record exist, a copy of your criminal record will be provided to you in the form of a report, containing information such as file numbers, the date and place of sentencing, charge, and court dispositions. This information may assist you in determining the appropriate court(s) and or police agency/agencies to contact and simplify the process of collecting other relevant documents needed for your expungement application. A report containing a copy of the contents of your criminal record check or a letter indicating that no criminal record exists will be sent to your mailing address. Please note that should you choose to share your entire criminal record report with the Parole Board of Canada, only the information relevant to the expungement application will be used for processing.

A2Z Screening can provide you this service without any hassles and long wait times. You can book your appointment simply by clicking here.