A criminal record check will determine if you have been charged or convicted of a crime. If a name-based criminal record check does not provide a definite way of confirming your identity, you may be asked to provide fingerprints. The use of fingerprints is the most accurate way to confirm a person’s identity. They ensure that individuals cannot evade their criminal past and protect individuals from being falsely associated with a criminal record that is not theirs.
FYI this document must be within its six-month validity when you arrive in China.
A certified criminal record check – also known as a fingerprint-based criminal record check – may require local and/or federal processing fees.
- Local service fees
Local fees are determined by the local police agency or the accredited fingerprinting agency taking your fingerprints. Contact them directly if you would like more information about fees they charge. The fee charged by your local police is in addition to the federal fee.
- Federal processing fees:
The federal processing fee is CDN$ 25 for each criminal record check, however, the federal fee is waived in some cases (see the table below). The federal fee is collected by the police service or accredited fingerprint company taking your fingerprints. The federal fee is in addition to fees charged by your local police or accredited company.
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