Under the Privacy Act, Canadian citizens, permanent or temporary residents and all individuals present in Canada have a right to request access to personal information that the RCMP has on record about them.
- Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident but not currently present in Canada? You must provide proof of citizenship (photocopy of your birth certificate or passport) with your request.
- Don't meet the above criteria? You may have an individual or corporation present in Canada make the request on your behalf.
There is no cost for a Privacy Act request.
Submit a request
There are three ways to make a request:
- Option 1: Make an online request.
- Option 2: Complete the RCMP's Personal Information Request (Privacy Act) form
- You must include a photocopy of government-issued photo identification with the signature showing, e.g., driver's license or health card
- Option 3: Write a letter describing the personal information that you are seeking. You must include the following information:
- full name and date of birth
- photocopy of government-issued photo identification with signature showing (e.g., driver's license or health card)
- your signature
- a return address where the information will be sent
- information about the type of records being requested (e.g., traffic accident report, personnel file, firearms certificate)
- specific location(s) to conduct our search such as towns or detachments
- RCMP file number if available (this information will allow the ATIP Branch to provide you with the specific documents to which you are seeking access)