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Author Topic: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)  (Read 65692 times)

Offline Redondo

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #120 on: December 01, 2012, 04:48:11 AM »
I got my fingerprint check from a notary public who orders them. Apparently the police station are not involved in this process in Toronto, maybe they were in the past but not any more.

I ordered a police reference check (clearance letter) for $22, and never picked it up. Why? because I wanted to be sure, so after reading most of this topic I decided to pay the extra $80. Probably, there is less than 1/10 chance that I needed it, but it's not something I'm going to take a risk with after putting so much work and money into getting to Korea.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #121 on: December 31, 2012, 09:38:39 AM »
I made photocopy of mine and got it notarized. The Korean counsolate in Toronto still Notarized it before I sent it here to Korea with my package.

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« Reply #122 on: April 09, 2013, 03:39:51 PM »
I was in Canada when I got my fingerprinting done in Mississauga at a fingerprinting agency on Tomken Road. It wasn an electronic fingerprinting system and I got it done and sent to me in Canada within 4 days. The Korean employers still accept it.

However electronic fingerprinting will not be accepted by the RCMP from overseas. You will need the fingerprinting form and they can finger print you here in Korea and you send the documents and a money order or draft of $25 CDN to Canada and you will have to wait long.

And be thankful if you can get fingerprinted in Korea, because if you were an EFL teacher in Japan the police agencies there would never do that for you.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #123 on: April 19, 2013, 10:07:31 AM »
My E-2 visa is a type 2. what I will need to know is that if I plan to renew my contract, will I still need to do an RCMP criminal record check or not?

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« Reply #124 on: June 03, 2013, 10:00:14 AM »
I don't reember if I posted this before, but I contacted Korean Immigration and they told me that if I have a type 2 E-2 visa, I do not have to obtain a criminal record check from the RCMP if I am going to renew my contract with the same pulbic school in the EPIK program.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #125 on: June 03, 2013, 10:23:55 AM »
I don't reember if I posted this before, but I contacted Korean Immigration and they told me that if I have a type 2 E-2 visa, I do not have to obtain a criminal record check from the RCMP if I am going to renew my contract with the same pulbic school in the EPIK program.

i have not had to resubmit any new fingerprints for the three contract renewals.
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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #126 on: November 13, 2013, 10:05:59 PM »
I was hearing some murmurs about Schools accepting non-rcmp background checks as of recent in other parts of this forum. Anyone know much about it?

In any case, does anyone know how to go about that process if you're in Korea? In Canada to get  regular crimincal record check(non-rcmp) you need order it online, then go to the police station in a few days and present them with ID. Does this mean you can't do it from abroad?

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« Reply #127 on: November 14, 2013, 08:17:03 AM »

In any case, does anyone know how to go about that process if you're in Korea? In Canada to get  regular crimincal record check(non-rcmp) you need order it online, then go to the police station in a few days and present them with ID. Does this mean you can't do it from abroad?

From what I understand, it can be done from abroad, just in a roundabout way.

You have to use an international fingerprinting business that has been approved by the RCMP. You pay them $125-150, they send you some paper, you apply your fingerprints to said paper, mail it back to them in Canada, where they convert it to a digital file and submit to the RCMP, and it is processed in 3-4 days (rather than 3-5.5 months).

Sorry for the lack of specifics here, and a few of the terms may be a little off. I researched and posted about this in more detail on here last week, but can't be bothered to find it.

Anyway, from what I remember, a list of approved fingerprint-takers is on the RCMP website.

And no, you cannot just have your fingerprints taken digitally and have it sent to the RCMP directly--that would make far too much sense. Digital fingerprints are only accepted from within Canada itself, hence the aforementioned song and dance to get it done.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #128 on: November 15, 2013, 10:32:22 AM »
Seems like you are talking about a RCMP fingerprint check.  I'm talking about a regular, national database criminal record check that can be done at your local police station.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #129 on: March 26, 2014, 09:24:05 AM »
Thank goodness for this thread...I hope someone can help me. I'm so freaking confused.

How do I do this from all the way in Korea??

I get fingerprinted here, then send it back to Canada to have them do up a CRC.

Then the CRC comes back to Korea via mail, but I have to send it BACK to Canada and to the consulate?? How do I organize the documents and paperwork so the consulate in Toronto will stamp it and send it to me? They only take Xpresspost. Do Korean post offices use Xpresspost?

I might have to call the Korean consulate and ask. Damn international charges...

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #130 on: April 21, 2014, 09:19:24 PM »
Hey,

Where would i located the form for the in Korea fingerprint part? Can I get it at the Canada Embassy in Seoul?

Anyone use the Fingerscan company?

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« Reply #131 on: April 21, 2014, 10:40:32 PM »
Hey,

Where would i located the form for the in Korea fingerprint part? Can I get it at the Canada Embassy in Seoul?

Anyone use the Fingerscan company?

thx

The embassy will mail them to you if you ask them.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2014, 07:05:38 AM »
You can also order one from the RCMP, it doesn't take ong for them to send it at all.

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« Reply #133 on: September 22, 2014, 12:20:05 PM »
Once you have the Canadian company apply for the CRC for you, where should you have the document checked? Am I able to do it in Korea or do I have to have it done at the Korean Consulate in Canada?

Thanks!

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #134 on: September 23, 2014, 04:03:59 AM »
Korean Consulate in Canada. They'll stamp it.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #135 on: September 23, 2014, 08:21:00 AM »
Just a heads up of a new change:

How to Obtain a Certified Criminal Record Check

Attention: Important Notice

As of July 1, 2014, if fingerprints are required for a criminal record check, they must be submitted electronically to CCRTIS. Electronic fingerprint submissions improve service levels and accuracy of your screening.

If you reside in Canada, you simply have to contact one of these accredited companies or police services to submit your fingerprints electronically and avoid delays.

Electronic fingerprint submissions to the RCMP is not currently available outside of Canada. You may contact accredited companies within Canada who will digitize ink fingerprints and submit them electronically to the RCMP.

*Please note that after July 1, 2014, paper submissions will not be processed and will be returned to the originator.


Source: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm

I haven't done it yet, but I heard although you can get your record much quicker (approx 2 weeks) than by regular mail (took me 5 months), it will put a dent in your wallet (approx $200 - slightly varying depending on the agency doing the digitizing of the prints). Here's one accredited and certified agency that can be used: http://www.fingerscan.ca/2160-2/

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #136 on: October 28, 2014, 03:07:54 PM »
QUESTION:

Just say I go to Canada and I buy a money order in Canada for $25. Then I return to Korea after my vacation in Canada, and then after returning to Korea I order my Canadian CRC. Will the RCMP still accept my Canadian money order purchased from Canada from a Canadian bank (even if I send the request form from Korea)?

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #137 on: October 29, 2014, 07:51:03 PM »
QUESTION:

Just say I go to Canada and I buy a money order in Canada for $25. Then I return to Korea after my vacation in Canada, and then after returning to Korea I order my Canadian CRC. Will the RCMP still accept my Canadian money order purchased from Canada from a Canadian bank (even if I send the request form from Korea)?

Once you're in Korea you aren't able to request a Canadian CRC (unless you know someone in the RCMP or you get lucky). Once outside Canada, you must be fingerprinted by a local police agency then contact a third party to submit your fingerprints for you. We aren't able to submit our fingerprints ourselves any longer, by mail or e-mail.

I'm not sure what the money order for $25 is for? To use a third party to submit your prints will cost at least $150 CAD.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #138 on: October 30, 2014, 07:30:09 AM »
You can get a money order for $25 american in Korea and they will accept it.

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Re: Fingerprints/Criminal Record Check (Canadian Teachers)
« Reply #139 on: February 03, 2015, 11:26:30 AM »
QUESTION:

Just say I go to Canada and I buy a money order in Canada for $25. Then I return to Korea after my vacation in Canada, and then after returning to Korea I order my Canadian CRC. Will the RCMP still accept my Canadian money order purchased from Canada from a Canadian bank (even if I send the request form from Korea)?

Once you're in Korea you aren't able to request a Canadian CRC (unless you know someone in the RCMP or you get lucky). Once outside Canada, you must be fingerprinted by a local police agency then contact a third party to submit your fingerprints for you. We aren't able to submit our fingerprints ourselves any longer, by mail or e-mail.

I'm not sure what the money order for $25 is for? To use a third party to submit your prints will cost at least $150 CAD.

The money order is for the processing fee.
I still have the fingerprinting form sent to be from the Canadian consulate here in Korea. I will still get my fingerprints. I will still send it to Canada. So who is that thrid party I can send it through?