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Fingerprint Collection & Submission Instructions

Instructions for Personal Review of FBI History

This service is available for US Citizens and US Permanent Residents only.

NOTE: Per FBI requirements, applications submitted from outside the U.S. cannot be accepted or processed. Results can only be picked up within the United States or its territories. International applications (outside the U.S.) need to be made directly to the FBI.

Dear Educator:

Accurate Biometrics and Edvectus partnered to provide Edvectus teachers with the best FBI channeling service for the lowest national rate, as well as to ensure the job security of Edvectus teachers and the safety of international students.

Your successful search with Edvectus for an international teaching job will depend, in part, upon supplying the right kind of documentation to Edvectus’ partner schools and to their governments. Crucially important among this documentation is a national criminal background check. American citizens gaining employment with any of Edvectus’ partner schools anywhere in the world must complete a FBI fingerprint check and have it issued within 3-6 months (depending on the destination country) of their new international job’s start date

Please follow the steps below to secure the correct FBI criminal history record and have it mailed directly to you. Once you receive it in the mail, scan it and upload it to your Edvectus candidate profile. Then notify your Edvectus Consultant so that your new employer can help you finalize your work visa and begin your exciting international teacher career.

Download Out-of-state Forms Packet

Please download the Forms Packet above for required forms and additional information.

Step 1: Complete the Applicant Information Form

  • Print and complete the Applicant Information Form.
  • Refer to the sample form to ensure you have completed all the required data fields accurately.
  • Include your complete mailing address. Please provide your telephone number and email address.

Step 2: Get Fingerprinted

  • Print two (2) standard fingerprint forms (FD258) on regular printer paper from the Forms Packet above.
  • Complete the fields highlighted in yellow on the top section of BOTH fingerprint forms. You must follow the detailed instructions on the sample to ensure the fingerprint form is completed correctly.
  • Contact your local law enforcement agency (local police, sheriff’s department) to make arrangements to have your hard copy ink fingerprints taken directly on each of the two fingerprint forms. Photocopies of your fingerprints are not permitted.
  • Individuals may NOT fingerprint themselves; fingerprints MUST be obtained from a law enforcement agency or through Accurate Biometrics, pursuant to the Departmental Order Requirements.
  • Each fingerprint form FD258 must include rolled impressions of all 10 fingerprints and impressions of all 10 fingerprints taken simultaneously (these are sometimes referred to as plain or flat impressions).

Step 3: Select Your Pricing and Shipping Option

Besides your online results, you can request a hard copy of your results on secure watermarked paper, with either USPS mail delivery or 2-day Priority Service.

The FBI response must be returned to the applicant’s address or applicant’s attorney. The response sent by Accurate Biometrics, will be printed on White Secure Watermark paper (an attorney release letter on the attorney's letterhead must accompany the FBI 258 card, signed by the attorney and applicant).

Few vendors provide the option of a hard copy of your results like we do. Only we include delivery tracking with all mailed responses.

Prices shown reflect the discount for your organization.

NOTE: Additional, white secure watermarked copies of your federal background check are $5 each. The request for additional copies must be submitted on a cover letter indicating the number of additional copies.

Choose from one of the pricing and delivery options below.

Standard U.S Mail

Option 2

$ 65.00

  • Printed On White Secure Watermark Paper
  • via USPS First Class Mail
  • Per FBI:
    • No PO Box
    • No International
    • No "In care of"
    • No 3rd Party Destinations

UPS 2nd Day

Option 3

$ 95.00

  • Printed On White Secure Watermark Paper
  • via UPS Two Day Service
  • Per FBI:
    • No PO Box
    • No International
    • No "In care of"
    • No 3rd Party Destinations

Step 4: Submit Payment using one of the following choices

Money Order or Cashier’s Check: Obtain a money order or cashier’s check for the fee based on desired service in U.S. dollars made payable to Accurate Biometrics. Please be sure to sign where required.

Pay by Credit Card: Pay by credit card using the Credit Card Payment Form. Don’t forget to include the expiration date and three digit security code of the credit card that your are using:


  • Cash, or personal checks WILL NOT be accepted for mail in service.
  • Payment must be for the exact amount.

Step 5: Complete the Fingerprint Cardscan Applicant Consent Form

Please review the Biometrics Retention and Destruction Policy information included in the Forms Packet, then complete and sign the Fingerprint Cardscan Applicant Consent Form.

Step 6: Mail the required items.

Mail your completed packet with all three items to the following address:

Mailing package contents:
  1. Signed applicant information form (see step 1)
  2. One original, complete Fingerprint form: FD258 (see step 2)
  3. Second, original, complete Fingerprint form: FD258 (see step 2)
  4. Form of payment (see Step 4)
  5. Fingerprint Cardscan Applicant Consent Form (see Step 5)

Mail To:

Accurate Biometrics - Edvectus
500 Park Blvd, Suite 1260
Itasca, IL 60143

P: 1-866-361-9944
F: 1-773-205-4020

E-Mail: [email protected]

Fingerprints will be scanned and sent to the FBI the same day cards are received by Accurate Biometrics.

FBI results will be sent to you along with a payment receipt. The FBI result/response is generated by Accurate Biometrics in accordance with the FBI issued “Channeler Requirements for the Departmental Order Process: dated June 10, 2011. Accurate Biometrics is required to print the criminal history response exactly as it is electronically received from the CJIS Division of the FBI

For additional assistance, please call our customer service center at (773) 685-5699 or (866) 361-9944.