Fingerprints Request Letter
RCMP Detachment / Police Authorities
Client ID no.
Date of birth
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that applicants for permanent residence and
their family members obtain original police certificates for all countries where they have lived
for six months or longer in the past 10 years. (Certificates are only required for countries
where a person was 18 years of age or older when he or she lived there.) In order to
apply for certificates, an original set of fingerprints is required for each certificate being
Upon presentation of this letter, photo identification, and any applicable fees, please provide
the applicant with the required fingerprints. The number of fingerprint forms required will
depend on the number of police certificates being requested. For example, a person who
requires certificates for three countries will need three sets of fingerprints.
Please give the fingerprint forms directly to the applicant. He or she will send them to
the appropriate authorities outside of Canada.