Submitting your fingerprints for a citizenship application

If we ask you to submit your fingerprints for citizenship, you’re responsible for paying all fees to have your fingerprints taken.

Your fingerprints must be taken electronically in Canada through

  •   your local police service
  •   the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  •   an RCMP-accredited fingerprint company
    • If you use this service
      • bring your fingerprint request letter to the company
      • make sure they can provide you with a copy of their RCMP letter of accreditation

Do not go to a Service Canada Centre to have your fingerprints taken for a citizenship application.

If you have them taken at a Service Canada Centre

  • We can’t use the fingerprints for your citizenship application and they will be deleted.
  • You must have your fingerprints retaken at 1 of the above collection points


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