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Fingerprint Services is located at 3585 Graveley St. and service is available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed statutory holidays).
December 24 - 8:00 a.m. to noon
December 25, 26 and January 1 - closed
If you require fingerprinting only and no local Police Records Check, the VPD can provide you with fingerprint service (you do not need to be a resident of Vancouver).
How to Apply for Fingerprinting Service
Step 1: Complete the Request and Consent for Records Check and Disclosure Form
The VPD form Request for Fingerprint Service (PDF) must be completed before the Fingerprinting Service request can be processed. The form can also be picked up at the VPD's 3585 Graveley St. location.
Step 2: Documentation Describing the Print Service Required
You must include documentation describing the print service that you require when applying for Fingerprinting Service. We will accept documents that you have printed off the Internet. Please read your documents carefully prior to attending our office so that you will know what you require from us.
Step 3: Attend in Person wih Your Documents & Acceptable Identification
You must submit your request for Fingerprinting Service to the VPD in person with your documentation and ID.
See above for location, hours and fees.
You will need two pieces of identification, one of which must have a current photo:
- valid driver's licence with photo
- valid B.C. Identification card with photo
- current college / university / secondary school student ID (with photo)
- passport with current photo
- birth certificate
- immigration documents
- Native Status card
Fees, Location & Hours
The fee for the VPD's Fingerprinting Service is $60.00 non taxable ($10.00 for each additional set). Cash, debit and credit cards (Master Card and Visa) are accepted.
Requests for Fingerprinting Service must be made in person at the VPD's 3585 Graveley St. location. Hour of service are from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed statutory holidays).
On weekends, requests for Fingerprinting Service may be made in person at the 2120 Cambie Street location. Hours of service are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Metered parking is available nearby. Please note that the wait time to submit your application may take up to one hour depending on line-up volumes; plan and pay for your parking accordingly.
Fingerprints for Change of Name
If you wish to change your legal name, you must do so through the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency. Please consult the Vital Statistics website for information on obtaining a change of name package.
As part of the change of name process, you are required to provide your fingerprints to the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency. The VPD can provide this service to you.
When you attend the VPD for fingerprinting, please make sure that you have completed everything in your change of name package, and have included the appropriate documents to be mailed to the Vital Statistics Agency. Please ensure:
- that you have had the application notarized by a notary public or lawyer
- that you have filled out the payment details section of the package
The VPD will take your package and mail it to Victoria along with your fingerprints.
Please note that once your package is mailed to Victoria, the VPD has no control over processing time. For inquiries in Victoria regarding the processing of your change of name application, please call (604) 660-2937 or 1-800-663-8328.
Sending Fingerprints to Ottawa
If you have a Conviction / Non-Conviction, you may need to send your fingerprints to Ottawa. Some reasons why you may need to do this are:
Send your ink fingerprints to:
Identification Services Directorate
P.O. Box 8885
The Vancouver Police can also provide electronic fingerprint service. Individuals are required to attend in person for this service and the VPD can submit the fingerprints on your behalf to the RCMP in Ottawa for them to complete a fingerprint based Certified Criminal Record Check. The service timeline for the fingerprint search by RCMP in Ottawa is determined by their policy and volume.
Depending on your reason for sending the fingerprints to Ottawa, you may or may not have to pay a processing fee to the RCMP.
Please note that once the fingerprints have been sent to the RCMP, the VPD has no control over the RCMP's processing time.
Visit the RCMP's Civil Fingerprint Screening Services website for information on inquiries in Ottawa regarding the processing status of your fingerprints, email email@example.com or call (613) 998-6362.