Several days ago I’ve written about getting a police clearance in Canada.
This post will complement the previous blog post and will benefit the most those who are living in Calgary, Alberta.
One of the three ways to get a police clearance in Canada is through the RCMP – accredited fingerprinting agency.
In Calgary, five accredited fingerprinting companies are in business to serve the likes of temporary foreign worker, permanent resident, and student.
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If you own a similar business or discover an accredited fingerprinting company that is not on the list, take the time to comment and I’ll immediately update the post.
List of Accredited Fingerprinting Agency in Calgary
I am in no way affiliated to any of the following companies. With that in mind, part of the list is the agency where I applied for police certificate and NBI Clearance.
Let’s find out which one is the right agency for you.
1. The Fingerprint Room Inc.
Address: #33-4620 Manila Rd Calgary, AB T2G 4B7
Tel: (587) 352-9988
Toll Free: 1 (855) 453-2100
2. Safran Morpho Global ID Services
Tel: (416) 816-3841
L-1 Identity Solutions (formerly International Fingerprinting Services) is one of the Safran offices.
It is located in the Rocky Mountain Plaza, across the Calgary Central Library in downtown.
This is where I had a digital fingerprinting for the police clearance certificate (Canada) and ink and roll fingerprinting of the NBI Form No.5 as one of the requirements for the application of permanent resident (Live-in Caregiver Program).
Address: 615 Macleod Trail South, Suite 103 Calgary, AB T2G 4T8
Tel: (403) 261-9880
Fax: (403) 261-9824
8:30 am-3:30 pm (Monday)
8:30 am-5:00 pm (Tuesday-Wednesday)
8:30 am-3:30 pm (Thursday-Friday)
No appointment required
Tip: In this same building, a few rooms from L-1 Identity Solutions is where I applied for US non-immigrant visa before I became a permanent resident.
Sometimes I’m surprise by how easy to get around downtown Calgary. Everything I needed was located in one place close to my favourite landmarks.
3. ClearNeed Information Systems Inc.
Toll Free: 1-866-464-2700 ext. 2009
Affiliate of ClearNeed:
Access Legal Research
Address: 1014 B – 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0J6
Tel No. (403) 228-1300
Toll Free: 1 (800) 347-2540
Canadian Legal Resource Centre Inc.
Address: 4014 Mcleod Trail SE, Suite 204 Calgary, AB T2G 2R7
Tel No. (403) 229-2774
Toll Free: 1 (800) 320-2477
8:00 am-5:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
9:00 am-4:00 pm (Saturday)
Evenings by Appointment
Address: 538 9th Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0S1
Tel No. (403) 261-6890, (403) 930-0388
Fax No. (403)- 930- 0389
8:00 am-5:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
9:00 am-6:00 pm (Saturday)
Free parking downtown location
Address: 1107 – 53 Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 6X9
Tel: (403) 244 4664
Toll Free: 877-322-6777
Fax: (403) 228-0623
This is where the list ends but not the tips.
I decided to add the requirements that an applicant has to bring with to avail the services of an accredited fingerprinting agency in Canada.
The following types of identification are acceptable (any two):
- Driver’s License
- Birth Certificate
- Canadian Citizenship Card or Document
- Permanent Resident Card
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Immigration Documents i.e. work or study permits
- Military Family ID Card (MFID)
- Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
- Certificate of Live Birth
- Nexus card
- Government ID (if employed by a federal or provincial branch of the Government)
- Health Card with photo (note: not all provinces accept health cards as valid government issued ID)
I find it convenient to use my Philippine passport and Class 7 learner’s license whenever I have to show any proof of identification.
A little sidetrack: I encourage you to have a Class 7 Learner’s License once you settle in Canada even if you don’t plan to drive soon or have no plan at all.
A driver’s license is always handy in accomplishing immigration-related documents.
Services in Accredited Fingerprinting Agency
- Electronic fingerprinting
- Ink and roll fingerprinting
- Digitized inked fingerprints
- Criminal record check
- Commission of oaths
The City of Calgary is growing and in the future, I am looking forward to update this post for all of the residents of Calgary, saving them time to complete the list of requirements.
Which of the fingerprinting companies you’re planning to visit or already have gone to? Share your experience.
Resource: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)