How long will it take for digital fingerprints to be processed by the RCMP?

If the applicant does not have a criminal record and has never been fingerprinted for a criminal offence in Canada, the RCMP will make every effort possible to process the request within 72 hours of receiving the electronic submission. The results are mailed to the address provided and extra time should be allowed for delivery by Canada Post. If there is a criminal record, or if your fingerprints need to be processed manually for any reason, the processing time could be increased to 120 days or more.


Electronic Fingerprint Application

No Criminal Record: 5 – 10 business days

WITH Criminal Record: 120 days or more