If you are applying for a criminal background check (police certificate) from a country other than Canada, as part of the process you must take your fingerprints at an RCMP accredited fingerprinting agency and submit the original hardcopy of your fingerprints with your application.
Since 2014, Canada has replaced the Traditional Ink and Roll with a live scan system that captures your fingerprints digitally. However, there are still a list of countries that only accept the traditional ink and roll fingerprints.
The following list of the countries require traditional ink and roll fingerprints:
Singapore for Certificate of Clearance (COC)
Qatar for Police Clearance Certificate
Ethiopia for Certificate of Good Conduct
Egypt for Criminal Record Certificate
Dominica for Criminal Record Information
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Criminal Clearance Certificate
Bahrain for Good Conduct Certificate
Nigeria for Police Character Certificate
The Philippines for NBI Clearance
Mexico for their Constancia De Antecedentes Registrales
St. Vincent for Police certificate
Saint Lucia for Police certificate
Barbados for Police certificate
Trindad and Tobago for Police Certificate
Jamaica for Police Certificate
Haiti for Police Certificate
British Virgin Islands and Grenda for Police Certificate
Please note that for some countries, there is a requirement to have your fingerprints captured on their own specific form. It is your responsibility to bring the specific fingerprint form along with the instruction to your appointment.