Criminal Record Checks issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) headquarters in Ottawa do not need to be Notarized before Authentication at Global Affairs Canada. This type of RCMP Criminal Record Check will have the official seal and digital signature of the Director General of the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services on it. All other types of Canadian Criminal Record Checks must be Notarized by a Canadian Notary. If you need help with obtaining an RCMP Police Check for international use speak with one of our friendly agents they will be able to tell you how. If you need to find out more information about using a Canadian Police Check internationally here is a great article.