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
- B.C. Driver's Licence or learner's licence (must have your photo)
- BC Services Card (must have photo)
- Canadian birth certificate
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- Canadian Record of Landing/Canadian Immigration Identification Record
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