Employment/Paid Checks

Immigration, adoption, home stays, practicums, etc.

***Please note that effective June 27th, 2014 Victoria Police Department will process only Police Information Checks with Vulnerable Sector. ***

Please note new National Policy states all adoption applicants must be fingerprinted to complete their Police Information Check – please attend Wednesdays between 10am and 330pm (closed noon-1pm). You will be charged $70 for prints and $25 for RCMP Ottawa fees. These prints will be submitted electronically for a faster response time.

The Victoria Police Department conducts Police Information Checks for residents of the City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt only. Non-residents should apply to their local police agency.

Applications for Police Information Checks can be made at:

Victoria Police Headquarters at 850 Caledonia Avenue
Tuesday to Thursday
8:30am to 3:30pm (closed noon-1:15)


Esquimalt Division Office located at 500 Park Place.
Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Normal processing time is approximately 5-7 business days – there can be longer waits depending on individual circumstances. You will be advised of pickup times when you apply for your record check. Due to Canadian Police Information Centre policy we can release the completed record check to the applicant only.

Identification must be presented to complete the Police Information Check. We require two pieces of government issued identification – at least one photo identification and one secondary identification that are included in the following list:


  • Driver’s license (any province)
  • BC ID (or other province ID)
  • Passport (any country)
  • Citizenship Card
  • Military ID Card
  • Status Card


  • Birth Certificate
  • Health Care Card

Please note – Police Information Checks cannot be completed without proof of identity with photo ID

The cost for a Police Information Check and/or fingerprinting is $70 (GST exempt). Cash, Interac, Visa or Mastercard are accepted at the Main Headquarters however, cash only is accepted at this time at our West Division office in Esquimalt.

If it appears the applicant may have a criminal record, the applicant may have to have this verified through self-declaration or the submission of fingerprints.