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You or your attorney can now get a copy of your criminal history records with the FBI. Accurate
Biometrics is proud to say we were the first FBI Channeler approved to offer this FBI “Self Report”
personal review service to individuals in 2011. With our expedited service, an individual can now
receive their personal FBI Rap Sheet within 24 hours of fingerprint processing. We have an
easy-to-use customer web portal on our home page for quick download of your FBI Report Rap Sheet to
your personal computer. We are able to provide this service for U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
with valid government photo identification.
Here are a few of the reasons you might want to get your own personal FBI background check:
Check to see if you are near an Accurate Biometrics service location.
Follow the In-Person steps below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet if we have an
Accurate Biometrics location near you:
If you are not near an Accurate Biometrics location, find a nearby fingerprint collection kiosk in
our Nationwide Fingerprint Collection Network to capture and submit your fingerprints in real time.
Follow the NEW! Collection Network Steps below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet using
a fingerprint collection kiosk:
If you prefer to apply by mail, By-Mail Applicants are required to send in two sets of ink and roll
prints, each on a FBI FD-258 card, or two electronically produced ink cards from any authorized
fingerprint provider (local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint vendor). To download a
copy of the standard FBI FD-258 card for printing, click here.
Follow the By-Mail steps below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet by mail:
Results are available by portal pick-up on our website; often same-day. You also have the option of including a
printed response by USPS mail or by 2-Day Priority delivery. Tracking is provided for USPS and 2-Day
Priority delivery options.
Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with nearly 20 years of experience.
Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Customer Support team at 866-361-9944, or email us at email@example.com.
Your rap sheet, or criminal record on file with the FBI, is based on fingerprint
submissions received and retained by the FBI. Your FBI rap sheet may also contain
disposition data which is not fingerprint based, if reported to the FBI and the FBI
maintains the associated arrest record(s) supported by fingerprints. The rap sheet
you receive from the FBI may include information reported to the FBI from any source
including local, state and federal agencies who submit fingerprint-based
transactions to the FBI for retention. The rap sheet is only a snapshot in time,
containing retained information at the time of your “Departmental Order”
fingerprint-based inquiry. Your rap sheet will include reported arrests,
dispositions and correctional transactions supported by fingerprints. The FBI rap
sheet may also contain “wanted” / “warrant” information reported from other law
enforcement entities, when reported.
To review the federal law that allows Departmental Orders (US Department of Justice Order 556-73)
click here: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks/us-department-of-justice-order-556-73
Federal Bureau of Investigation Notification: only Channelers can process Departmental Orders for US
Citizens and Non-US Citizens who have permanent resident status; Non-US Citizens without permanent
residence status must make the Departmental Order request directly to the FBI. Please note that
inquiries for Departmental Orders must be made by the individual applicant and the FBI response must
be sent to the applicant or the applicant’s attorney. If the FBI Rap Sheet is sent to an attorney, a
release statement must be signed by both the applicant and attorney on the attorney's letterhead. An
example of the format and information required is available for download by clicking here.
The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division maintains the criminal history
records related Identity History Summary (IdHS) information for the country and does not have the
authority to modify any IdHS information unless they receive an updated record from the agency that
“owns” the information.
Most states require that requests to change your IdHS record information be made through their
respective State Identification Bureau (SIB). You may contact the respective SIB for assistance, and
if applicable, request that they provide the FBI with updates to your Identity History Summary. To
find contact information for your State Identification Bureau, follow this link: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks/state-identification-bureau-listing
As a FBI-contracted Channeler for Departmental Orders, we would like to help grow
your fingerprinting business. You can now offer the expedited personal review of an
individual’s FBI criminal history to your customers. We would like to add you to our
service network. We provide technical assistance with system connectivity and will
transmit the fingerprints to the FBI and provide our web portal and report printing
options to your individual customers.
For more information, or to set up an account for Departmental Order channeling,
please contact Julie Mester at 773-685-5692, or email