RCMP Background Checks
All Canadians are required to submit national level criminal record checks issued directly from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In addition to the RCMP background check, Canadians must have the report ‘authenticated’ by one of the Korean Consulates in Canada with a consulate verification stamp. Canada was not part of the Apostille treaty which is why you need the consul stamp instead of the Apostille.
How to order your criminal record check from the RCMP
RCMP Check Notes
- You need to have your original RCMP check authenticated by the consulate – not a notarized copy of it.
- The Korean Consulates in Canada have minor variations in their policies for authenticating documents. Make sure to speak with a representative from the consulate you plan on using before submitting your original RCMP check for the Verification Stamp.
- The RCMP does not keep your fingerprints on file, nor will they add your fingerprints to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.
- RCMP Website
There are other services as well and you’re free to use whichever you choose. Just make sure the service you go with is sending your electronic finger print card directly to the RCMP and not a third party. Korean Immigration will only accept checks that have been issued directly from the RCMP.
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