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The Niagara Regional Police Service requires 2 pieces of government issued identification in order to process police record check applications. Examples of acceptable Identification are:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid passport
  • Citizenship card
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration documents
  • Native status card
  • Marriage certificate
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Ontario age of majority card
  • Valid firearms license
  • Student card (with photo)
  • Vehicle insurance or ownership

Please have on hand proof of address should this information not be available on the identification that you are presenting. Utility bills, lease agreements or government mail with your name and current address can be accepted as proof of address when accompanied by photo identification and confirmation of date of birth.

Provided the required identification is presented at the time the police record check application is submitted, the completed police record check will be mailed directly to the applicant unless otherwise requested.

Our turnaround time for all police record check applications is two weeks.  Applicants who have provided their email addresses will receive an email notification once their police record check has been completed.

If proper identification has not been presented at the time of application, completed PVSCs will be returned for pick-up to the NRPS district station closest to the applicant's home address.

Completed PVSCs are available for three months from the date of completion. If you requested to pick-up your PVSC and you fail to pick it up within the three months you will be required to submit a new PVSC application form in order for the NRPS to re-process your request.

Please be advised - for applicants with previous addresses in Canada outside of the Niagara Region there is a possibility of delay.

For additional information please contact the Records & Information Management Unit at 905-688-4111, extension 4400.