While digital fingerprinting technologies have advanced and become more prevalent, ink and roll fingerprinting continue to have a significant role in various industries and situations. It provides a
tangible and reliable method for capturing and verifying fingerprints, making it an important tool in the realms of law enforcement, security, background checks, and more. Ink and roll
fingerprinting services, also known as traditional fingerprinting, are still important and relevant in various contexts for several reasons.
- Fingerprint Cards: Many government agencies, employers, and organizations still require fingerprint cards for background checks and clearances. Traditional ink and roll
fingerprinting generate clear and reliable prints that can be stored on physical cards for verification.
- Government and Licensing Requirements: Some government agencies and professional licensing boards require applicants to submit ink and roll fingerprints as part of their
licensing or certification process. This is common in fields like healthcare, education, and law enforcement.
- Immigration and Visa Applications: For immigration or visa applications to certain countries, ink and roll fingerprints may be required. These fingerprints serve as a means
of identity verification and criminal background checks for applicants.
- Criminal History Record Checks: Traditional fingerprinting is often used to conduct criminal history record checks for employment in sensitive positions, security clearances,
and firearm permits.
What differs between a C216C fingerprinting card and an FBI(FD258) fingerprinting card?
- A US Police Certificate is obtained using the FBI’s standard fingerprint form FD-258.
- In all other nations (outside of the US), the RCMP-certified C216-C fingerprint form is required to receive police clearance.
* A few nations only recognise their own fingerprint cards. If so, you might need to employ our ink-and-roll service to have actual ink used to capture your fingerprints.
List of countries that accept C-216C fingerprinting card for RCMP:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Hong Kong
- Trinidad and Tobago
- South Africa
List of Countries that do not accept c-216c fingerprint card.
- Egypt (Separate fingerprint card from Embassy – Actual Ink and roll fingerprint)
- Saudi Arabia
- United Kingdom (No fingerprints needed for background check)
- Philippines (Separate fingerprint card from Embassy – Actual Ink and roll fingerprint)
- Jordan (No fingerprints needed for background check)
- Brazil (No fingerprints needed for background check)
- South Korea
* Please be aware that these lists might change at any time depending on how that countries’ criteria evolve. Please check the government website to see whether your nation will accept the C216C from
Canada (if it says you can have your fingerprints taken at your neighbourhood police station).
Acceptable payment methods
We accept all major debit, credit, master cards, and cash.