Identity verification - criminal record checks

The Federal RCMP policy regarding criminal record checks requires an applicant's identity be verified prior to a criminal record check being conducted.

When an Authorized Contact signs a consent form or related document to be filed with the CRRP, the Authorized Contact will be asked to confirm on behalf of their organization that:

  • The applicant’s primary and secondary ID have been verified in their original form, are valid and unexpired; and
  •  All information provided on the forms filed with the CRRP is accurate to the best of their knowledge.

One of the pieces of identification must be government-issued and include the applicant’s name, date of birth, signature and photo.

Note: Employer and volunteer organizations that are enrolled in the eCRC will use Electronic identity Verification for identity verification.

Acceptable Primary Identification

Acceptable Secondary Identification

  • School Identification Card (student card)
  • Bank card (only if applicant's name is on the card)
  • Credit card (only if applicant's name is on the card)
  • Foreign birth certificate (a baptismal certificate is not acceptable)
  • Canadian or U.S. driver's licence
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Canadian Forces identification
  • Police identification
  • Foreign Affairs Canada or consular identification
  • Vehicle registration (only if applicant's signature is shown)
  • Picture employee ID card
  • Canadian Firearms Licence (PAL)
  • Social Insurance Card (new style without signature strip not acceptable)
  • BC Care Card
  • BC Services Card (with or without photo)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status
  • Parole Certificate Identification
  • Correctional Service Conditional Release Card