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Do you require Digital Fingerprints?

I have sweaty hands; can I still get digital fingerprints?

I have sweaty hands; can I still get digital fingerprints?

Yes, you can. Fingerprints at Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) are all done via ink to paper. The paper fingerprint is the RCMP default position for all difficult electronic fingerprints. With more than 16 years’ experience and thousands fingerprinted, paper, not glass, is the best medium for capturing moist or damp fingerprints. Not long after I started fingerprinting in 1999, (it was all ink and roll then…no digital fingerprints until 2005) a fingerprint client came in who suffered with hyperhidrosis – sweaty hands. It took a little time to find a way around her hand condition, but we did. With such a client today, IPP allows for a private appointment, no line-ups, no pressure and plenty of time. We have lint-less hand towels, rubbing alcohol, a fan to blow air and we have even gone outside to a picnic table on a sunny afternoon to get fingerprints.

I got a CPIC done last year without needing fingerprints. Why do I need fingerprints this year?

I got a CPIC done last year without needing fingerprints. Why do I need fingerprints this year?

Last year when your name, date of birth (DOB) and gender were entered into the CPIC system, there was no one with a close match to your birth date and gender. Since your last CPIC however, someone having a similar DOB and same gender has been entered into the CPIC system and fingerprints are the only definitive way for the RCMP to know who you are. A further ‘Point to Consider’… If you need a CPIC every year, consider requesting a Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC) - based on fingerprints. Until the other person who has a criminal record gets a record suspension, your DOB and gender will always come up as a possible match to a criminal record. Why pay for both a CPIC and CCRC when the CCRC will get straight to it? If your local police cannot get you fingerprinted quickly and you live just a short drive from Kingston, Ontario, ask them for a Letter of Instruction so Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) can get your fingerprints to the RCMP today.

How are fingerprints taken at Impact Pardons Plus?

How are fingerprints taken at Impact Pardons Plus?

Fingerprints can be collected either digitally or ink and rolled as the occasion requires.

If the applicant is applying for a national or international adoption, name change, visa, immigration, citizenship, US waiver, pardon, privacy act request or any other non-criminal purpose and the fingerprints must go to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the procedure is almost always digital.

Ink and roll (I&R) ten-print is still popular with foreign government and police agencies when immigration and citizenship are at issue.

How are Digital Fingerprints taken?

How are Digital Fingerprints taken?

How are Digital Fingerprints taken?

Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) uses the very best digital fingerprinting system available. The Kojak is a compact, low power consumption, lightweight biometric reader manufactured by Integrated Biometrics. The large, black platen allows the capture and processing of four print, duel thumb and single flat prints as well as individual rolled fingerprints (called ten-print). With proprietary LES technology, even dirty, dry or rough fingerprints can be captured quickly and accurately. Because of its size, light weight and minimal power consumption, the Kojak reader is very suitable for mobile applications.

How are Ink and Roll Fingerprints taken?

How are Ink and Roll Fingerprints taken?

How are Ink and Roll Fingerprints taken?

For Ink and Roll (I&R) printing, Impact Pardons Plus utilizes the very best of the modern-day fingerprint inks from Sirchie. IPP uses the EZID300 Ceramic Fingerprinting Pad because of the quality of the ink, the preciseness of the finished print and the ease of clean-up after the printing is done. The I&R fingerprints are most often sent across boarders to police agencies that may not utilize the latest in electronic fingerprint technologies so it’s very important that quality of the fingerprints be the best they can be. IPP has been ink and rolling fingerprints for clients since 1999. Over the years we have learned a few things about getting quality prints to paper even if the fingerprints are weak, thin, aged or '...well used', as one client recently put it.

When Impact Pardons Plus receives I&R fingerprints from abroad, we use the CardScan system that has been in use by us since 2012. We ensure the quality remains high by using the Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner. The I&R fingerprints become digital fingerprints once electronically scanned and transcribed to pdf. When those transcribed prints are sent through to the RCMP via VPN and electronic means, the prints are handled as if they were digital from the start.

Do I need an appointment?

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are recommended but please call 343.333.1778 and let us know you are on your way. Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) will work around your schedule. Our office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday with appointments available Saturday, Sunday and weekday evenings.

How long should it take for a fingerprint and photo for my Permanent Residence Card?

How long should it take for a fingerprint and photo for my Permanent Residence Card?

Fingerprints generally take 10 minutes and a photo is about the same. Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) can have you on your way in approximately 20 minutes, but if you ask questions, it will be longer. IPP books appointments every 30 minutes.

Do you take criminal fingerprints too?

Do you take criminal fingerprints too?

No. Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) is authorized, approved and accredited to capture and send fingerprints to the RCMP Criminal Real Time Identification System for civil purposes only. Civil fingerprints include those fingerprints for:
  • Employment - part-time, full time, job placement and screening requirements
  • Immigration / Permanent Residence / Canadian Citizenship / Foreign travel
  • Work and study permits / US Waivers / Record Suspensions / Visas
  • Adoptions - both international and domestic

What type of identification should I present to get fingerprinted?

What type of identification should I present to get fingerprinted?

Identification (ID) must be current, legible and original. There must be two pieces of valid government ID and one must have a photo.

What forms of ID do you accept?

What forms of ID do you accept?

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Government ID
  • Possession and Acquisition
  • Licence (PAL)
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Blood Donor Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Citizenship Card or Document(s)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicants
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Immigration Documents
  • Work / Study Permits
  • Student ID
  • Outdoor Card
  • Hunting / Fishing Licence

How long does it take to get fingerprint results back?

How long does it take to get fingerprint results back?

Give the RCMP 3 business days to work with your fingerprints. If there is no criminal information associated with your fingerprints, give the RCMP a further 5 to 7 business days to get the results mailed back to the return address you used. (Return address outside Canada may take longer.) If criminal activity is associated with your fingerprints, the RCMP certificate may take 9 to 11 weeks or longer.

Can I check the status of my fingerprint application?

Can I check the status of my fingerprint application?

Yes. You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 613.998.6362 and leave a message. Your message should contain the following information: your full legal name / your date of birth / date fingerprinted.

I need my fingerprints to go to the USA. Can you help?

I need my fingerprints to go to the USA. Can you help?

Yes, Impact Pardons Plus (IPP) fingerprints on FD-258 cards all the time. Note: downloading and printing out a FD-258 card from the FBI website is not necessary as IPP has a supply of 8 x 8, FD-258 fingerprint cards on hand for client use.

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