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Fingerprinting Services

Fingerprints may be required for employment, name changes, criminal record checks, record suspensions (also known as pardons), Provincial security licences, United States Entry waiver (I-192), immigration purposes, or for employment within the Federal or Provincial Governments.

Fingerprinting is done by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 604-646-9999 between 8 am and 8 pm.

The Burnaby RCMP does not do biometric submissions for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. For locations that provide this service, please visit the following Government of Canada webpage: Where to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)


There is a $60 administration fee payable by cash, Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or money order (made out to the City of Burnaby) that must be paid in full before the fingerprinting application can be processed. The application will be processed while you wait. Please be advised there may also be a $25 federal processing fee which can be paid by the same methods as above. All payments made by credit card will be subject to a 1.75% service fee.

Acceptable forms of ID

Two pieces of acceptable ID (one of which must be Canadian Government issued photo ID) are required for all services provided at Front Counter and at Community Policing Offices. For ID to be considered acceptable, it must have the person's legal name, date of birth and it cannot be expired.

Please note, the new BC Services Card combines the BC Driver’s Licence and Care Card. This Services Card is considered one form of ID.

Examples of ID

Primary ID

Primary ID

Must have a Picture and be issued by a Canadian Government or agency. It must include the name and date of birth of the person. In instances where the full legal name is too long to be printed on the ID, then it must include the entire legal first and last name. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • BC Driver’s Licence (BCDL)
  • BC Services Card
  • Combined BCDL and BC Services Card (only considered 1 piece of ID)
  • BCID
  • Canadian Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship Card (only if issued in the last 10 years)
  • Native Status Card
  • Firearms licence
  • Other Provincial ID Cards / Medical Cards
  • Canadian Military or Police ID
  • Interim Federal Health Program ID
Secondary ID

Secondary ID

Can be non-picture ID. But must have the same name and date of birth as on the Primary ID. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • MSP Care Card (No longer issued)
  • BC Services Card (if it has no picture)
  • Canadian Visitor Visa/Work Permit (only if affixed to a foreign passport)
  • Immigration documents (IMM 1000, Certificate of PR Status, etc.)
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate (new style only, which has the person's full name and date of birth on the back)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card (if issued more than 10 years ago)
  • Foreign passports
  • Birth certificate (issued by Canadian Province)
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