FBI – IDENTITY HISTORY SUMMARY AND FINGERPRINTING LOCATION
Employment Checks – Overseas
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It is estimated that 80% of International and Multinational companies now conduct some form of background check before hiring a new employee. Worldwide companies and corporations recruit America’s skilled talented workforce and its entrepreneurs to work and live overseas. Large companies often use the services of a separate company to do that, but increasingly, smaller companies are requiring that potential employees provide them with a copy of their FBI National Identity History Summary themselves, as they do not wish to undertake the expense of hiring an outside firm to do that for them.
Work or Student Visa – Study Abroad
Working or studying abroad can be an exciting and transformative experience for any American citizen. But, just as is the case for foreigners entering the US, most countries require a person to obtain a visa to work or study within their borders, and a part of that process involves a background check. By providing a foreign consulate with a copy of your FBI National Identity History Summary you will be able to expedite the process and in fact, many countries mandate that you provide such a report at the time of your initial visa application.
In academic year 2015/16 a total of 325,339 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit, an increase of 4 percent over the previous year. The top ten destinations for U.S. students studying abroad were: United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, China, Ireland, Australia, Costa Rica, and Japan.
Foreign Travel, Living Overseas, Expats and Military Retirees
Some countries require that a US Citizen applies for, and is granted, a travel authorization before they enter the country or become Expat retirees. Again, this calls for a background check and the provision, by the applicant, of an FBI National Identity History Summary is a part of that.
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The process of adopting a child is a complex and paperwork intense one, and yet in this day and age more and people are opting to apply to do so. Almost every state, and certainly a foreign country will require those applicants to provide a copy of their official FBI Criminal report as a matter of course.
Immigration and Naturalization
We can only process FBI background requests for U.S. Citizens.
A lawful permanent resident is any person not a citizen of the U.S. who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant (also known “Permanent Resident Alien”, “Resident Alien Permit Holder” and “Green Card Holder”). If you are not a U.S. Citizen and need an FBI National Identity History Summary you must apply directly with the FBI in Washington, D.C., this can take up to 16 weeks.
A. Background Investigation
USCIS conducts an investigation of the applicant upon his or her filing for naturalization. The investigation consists of certain criminal background and security checks.
 The background and security checks include collecting fingerprints and requesting a “name check” from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). In addition, USCIS conducts other inter-agency criminal background and security checks on all applicants for naturalization. The background and security checks apply to most applicants and must be conducted and completed before the applicant is scheduled for his or her naturalization interview.
1. Fingerprint Requirement
USCIS must collect fingerprint records as part of the background check process on applicants for naturalization regardless of their age. In general, applicants receive a biometric service appointment at a local Application Support Center (ASC) for collection of their biometrics (fingerprints, photographs, and signature).
USCIS notifies applicants in writing to appear for fingerprinting after filing the naturalization application. Fingerprints are valid for 15 months from the date of processing by the FBI. An applicant abandons his or her naturalization application if the applicant fails to appear for the fingerprinting appointment without good cause and without notifying USCIS.
Previously, USCIS had waived the fingerprint requirements for applicants 75 years old or older because it was difficult to capture readable fingerprints from this age group. As a result, applicants 75 years old or older were not required to appear at an ASC. Electronic processing of applications and improved technology now allows USCIS to capture fingerprints for applicants of all ages and enhances the ability to confirm identity and perform required background checks.
Court Related Matters
Some people do have the right to have certain criminal records and criminal record entries expunged from their record for various different reasons. This is usually done at the local level via the court where the offense was logged or adjudicated. In fact, this is something that thousands of people do every year, as expunging a criminal record can make a huge positive difference to their lives.
The problem is that, with 50 states reporting in from hundreds of different agencies (local courts, district courts etc.) it may take some time before the news that a criminal record has been expunged to reach the FBI and for them to update their database. Therefore, for those who have gone through an expungement process, requesting a new copy of their FBI Criminal Report should be the last step on their journey, to ensure that the change is reflected there too (and take the appropriate action if it is not.)
In order to be able to help you as efficiently as they can, attorneys representing clients in both criminal and civil cases - especially Family Court cases - often benefit a great deal if they are provided with a copy of their client's FBI Criminal Report.
In the case of most criminal proceedings, Federal law mandates that you can request a copy of your FBI Criminal Report and have it sent directly to your attorney. In civil matters, it is often the best-case scenario to request your FBI Criminal Report yourself and then provide it to your legal representative rather than relying on their often-understaffed offices to do so.
Federal regulations mandate that any U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Residents has the right to access to their FBI Criminal Report for personal review and to challenge any mistakes they may find on it.
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As the vast majority of employers, as well as landlords, and even sometimes banks and other lending institutions will conduct a background check on people applying to work for them, live in the property or obtain a loan it can be very helpful for that individual to know in advance just what an FBI Criminal Report has to say about them.
Checking it yourself is therefore as sensible as checking your credit report, especially as is also the case with those reports it is possible for an FBI Criminal Report to contain potentially damaging mistakes. These mistakes can be fixed, but only if you actually know about them. And, as the old saying goes, what you don't know might hurt you.
As we mentioned, it is not that unusual for an FBI Criminal Report to contain a mistake. The FBI relies on county and state law enforcement departments to provide them with the information they need and they usually then simply enter it into their database. It's very rare that the FBI will verify information reported to them in this way, so they have no way of knowing that a mistake has been made unless you point it out to them.
If an individual does find a mistake on their FBI Criminal Report they have every legal right to challenge it and request that a correction is made. The FBI actually has a rather efficient system for doing this, but it is the person who's reporting an inaccuracy that must begin the process.
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For federal Identity History Summary updates, the FBI must receive a request directly from the original arresting agency, from a court with control over the arrest data, or from another agency with control over the arrest data.
Option 2: Electronically submit your challenge request directly to the FBI
Step 1: Go to https://www.edo.cjis.gov.
Step 2: Follow the steps under the “Challenging Your Identity History Summary” section.
If you submitted a challenge request electronically directly to the FBI, you will receive a response electronically and an option to receive a response by First-Class Mail via the U.S. Postal Service.
Option 3: Send a written challenge request to the FBI
Your written request should clearly identify the information that you feel is inaccurate or incomplete and should include copies of any available proof or supporting documentation to support your claim. For example, if your disposition information is incorrect or missing, you may submit documentation obtained from the court having control over the arrest or the office prosecuting the offense. The FBI will contact appropriate agencies in an attempt to verify or correct challenged entries for you. Upon receipt of an official communication from the agency with control over the data, the FBI will make appropriate changes and notify you of the outcome.
You may submit an Identity History Summary challenge to the FBI by writing to the following address:FBI CJIS Division
Attention: Criminal History Analysis Team 1
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Why Use FEFPS Services to Request Your FBI Criminal Report?
There are some great reasons to work with us to obtain your FBI Criminal Report
It's Fast - Apply through us and you report is usually available in the same day (online access) and mailed for delivery within 5-7 days versus the current 16 weeks it can take via traditional methods! This can be useful for all kinds of reasons, as very often the need to obtain and furnish an FBI Criminal Report to someone else is a very time-sensitive one.
It's Easy - A part of the application process to obtain your FBI Criminal Report is the submission of your fingerprints. As an official FBI Channeling Agency, we are authorized to take those prints (using our Livescan system) and submit them right away. Straight to the FBI, with no middleman involved.
You Get Options - When requesting your FBI Criminal Report via FEFPS Services you have several delivery options when the results - and the report - comes in. Because this is such highly sensitive information it has to be disseminated carefully and we proud to say that the FBI trusts that we will do so, and so can you.
It's Confidential - When working with us you can be assured of the fact that everything remains confidential and that your all-important personal information will always be safe with us.
We are Here to Help You - The process of applying for access to your FBI Criminal Report can be a confusing one. Did you complete the right forms? Are they completed correctly? Where do you send the forms, and how do you pay the fees? We remove all of this confusion as our caring and highly trained staff will be there to guide you every step of the way, from the initial application to the final safe delivery of your FBI Criminal Report directly to you.
As an FBI-Approved Channeler we simply help expedite the delivery of Identity History Summary information on behalf of the FBI.
General Information for US Citizens and Travel.
Identity History Summary Checks
Crisis Abroad: Be Ready
Arrest or Detention of a U.S. Citizen Abroad
Citizenship and Immigration
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Based in Tampa, FL we have the extensive experience and efficiency needed to expedite the process of obtaining an FBI Criminal Report copy for those that need one. What you may be asking, however, is who would need an FBI Criminal Report and why:
U.S. citizens may be required to provide a “Certificate of Good Conduct” or “Lack of a Criminal Record” for use in traveling, living, working, adopting, education and retiring overseas. Most International Employers and Agencies depend on the FBI Identity History Summary to Verify their potential employees.
What is an FBI Criminal Report?
It comes as a surprise to a lot of people to learn that the FBI may be maintaining a criminal report on them. Some people even find the idea rather scary. But the fact is it is very common. The FBI gathers information from every police department and court in the country on arrests and convictions and compiles the information into a large national database. So, if you have ever been arrested, charged with a crime or convicted of one, the FBI knows about it and they have created a report that documents it all.
Not everyone has an FBI Criminal Report of course, as they are generally a summary of arrests and convictions – in all 50 states – related to a specific individual. But even if you have never been arrested, there are some specific situations that require you to prove that fact and obtaining an official transcript – officially called a National Identity History Summary check but more often referred to as an FBI Criminal Report – from the FBI is the most efficient and acceptable way to do that.
So, who might need to access their FBI Criminal Report and/or obtain a National Identity History Summary proving that they do not have a criminal history? Here are some of the most common examples.