In Canada, CRC (Criminal Record Check) is handled by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). This will determine if an individual has a criminal record, meaning if he/she has been charged or convicted of a crime. There are two ways to check your criminal record. however, As of April 01, 2015, the Korean Consulate will notarize ONLY the FINGERPRINTS C.R.C. and it does NOT need to be notarized by the Notary Public before notarization by the Korean Consulate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The applicant's name on C.R.C. must EXACTLY match the name on his/her passport. If not, submit a copy of a SECONDARY ID (i.e. Driver's License or Birth Certificate) which displays the EXACT name on his/her C.R.C.
*** IN CASE NAME ON C.R.C. DOES NOT MATCH NAME ON PASSPORT
- IF THE C.R.C. CONTAINS MIDDLE NAME BUT THE PASSPORT DOESN’T, SUBMISSION OF A SECONDARY ID (GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID) WITH THE FULL NAME IS MANDATORY
- IF THE C.R.C. DOES NOT CONTAIN MIDDLE NAME BUT THE PASSPORT DOES, MUST REQUEST A NEW C.R.C. WITH THE FULL NAME.
- Please keep a copy after notarization for your record.
Here is the Procedure on how to get your Certified Criminal Record Check
Step 1: Have your fingerprints taken
Contact your local police service or an accredited fingerprinting company to have your fingerprints taken. You will be asked to review information on your application form prior to the police agency or authorized agency submitting it to the RCMP's Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS).
|The following are the list of Authorized fingerprinting agencies;|
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires
ClearNeed Information Systems Inc.
East-West Fingerprinting and ID Services
Global ID Services
National Pardon Centre
Reliability Screening Solutions Inc.
The Fingerprint Room Inc.
XL-ID Solutions (formerly Excellium)
Step 2: Provide the following information to the person taking your fingerprints
Inform the local police agency or accredited fingerprinting company of the reason for the certified criminal record check. As you are applying for Korean working visa, your reason should be,
- Foreign travel – Visas, U.S. Waivers, Border Crossing
Step 3: RCMP will mail you the certified Criminal background check.
If there is No match to a criminal record, it will only take 3 business days or less. So we are expecting that you can have the result within 2 weeks times.
Step 4: Take the Certified Criminal background check to the Korean consulate to get it notarized.
|In-Person (same day processing)||By Mail (5 business days processing excluding mailing)||By a Third party (If currently residing in Korea)|
A Sample of Background check and Document Authentification =======
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|Korean Consulate in Toronto||Korean consulate in Vancouver|
555 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 2J7
#1600-1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7