4. Check the status of your application

Applications for criminal record checks, criminal record and judicial matters check, and vulnerable sector record checks are processed in the order received.

For information about how long it might take to process your application, check the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) website. Wait until the processing time given on this website has passed before you check on the status of your application.

If you’re still waiting after the processing time has passed, you can send an email to ccrtis-scictr@rcmp-grc.gc.ca to ask for an update. Keep the email simple. Only include the following:

  • your full name
  • your date of birth
  • the type of application you submitted
  • the date your application was submitted to the RCMP
  • your phone number
  • the document control number (DCN) if you have one

In most cases, the police will only release record checks to the person who applied for the check. But you can consent to a specific employer or organization getting the results of a criminal record check or criminal record and judicial matters check.

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