ILLINOIS UCIA FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECK REQUEST

Illinois State UCIA Law allows any individual to access personal criminal history record conviction information on file with the Illinois State Police pursuant to a fingerprint submission. The response received will contain all conviction data collected and maintained by the Illinois State Police. An individual may grant permission to send the response to another individual or entity, such as an employer, by listing the third party requestor.



Find a Location

For Illinois UCIA for individuals, follow the simple steps below:

Download Fingerprint Authorization Form

  1. Download the Fingerprint Authorization Form above and complete the form with your required personal information.

  2. Find a convenient Accurate Biometrics fingerprint location and hours of operation by clicking here. No appointments necessary!

  3. Bring a valid government-issued photo ID to an Accurate Biometrics Fingerprint location. (Driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.) and payment if required*.

  4. We will capture your fingerprints and transmit them, the same day, to the Illinois State Police (ISP). A fingerprint services receipt noting the assigned Transaction Control Number (TCN) will be provided to the applicant at the completion of the fingerprint capture process.

  5. The results will be mailed out in a large white envelope from the ISP to individuals. Results should be received within 15 days.

  6. If you do not receive your results in 15 days, you must call the ISP at 815-740-5160, ext. 2, to have them resend your response. Results expire 30 days after the fingerprints are received and processed at the ISP.

*Price: We require a payment of $40.00 at the time of fingerprinting. This price includes state processing fees. We do not accept cash or personal checks. All major credit cards and money orders are accepted. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.

For Illinois UCIA for companies, organizations or 3rd party requestors, follow the simple steps below:

Download Fingerprint Authorization Form

  1. Download the Fingerprint Authorization Form above and complete the form with your required personal information.
    • Enter the Requestor information (name of Requestor and correct mailing address to whom the results are to be mailed by the Illinois State Police).

  2. Find a convenient Accurate Biometrics fingerprint location and hours of operation by clicking here. No appointments necessary!

  3. Bring a valid government-issued photo ID to an Accurate Biometrics Fingerprint location. (Driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.) and payment if required*.

  4. We will capture your fingerprints and transmit them, the same day, to the Illinois State Police (ISP). A fingerprint services receipt noting the assigned Transaction Control Number (TCN) will be provided to the applicant at the completion of the fingerprint capture process.

  5. Your results will be sent to the person requesting them on the form you presented. The results will be mailed out in a large white envelope from the Illinois State Police or the third party results will be sent through CHIRP to ISP UCIA account holders. Results should be received within 15 days.

  6. If you do not receive your results in 15 days, you must call the ISP at 815-740-5160, ext. 2, to have them resend your response. Results expire 30 days after the fingerprints are received and processed at the ISP.

*Price: We require a payment of $40.00 at the time of fingerprinting, unless an Accurate Biometrics user agreement is in place.This price includes state processing fees. We do not accept cash or personal checks. All major credit cards and money orders are accepted. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.

Special user agreement pricing available for those agencies wishing to conduct multiple inquiries. Please contact our Account Management Team at 773-685-5832 or jmester@accuratebiometrics.com to get details on saving money for your agency or organization.


Why might you want to use an Illinois UCIA Fingerprint Request?

  • Employment purposes

  • Volunteer work

  • Work or travel abroad

  • Adoption

  • Self-check

The Illinois State Uniform Conviction Information Act (UCIA) fingerprint-based background check provides an opportunity for individuals or employers to obtain criminal history information on file with the State of Illinois. Results of this check are mailed directly to the requesting agency or individual by the Illinois State Police (ISP).


Important Notes:

  • Illinois UCIA Law allows any company, agency or 3rd party to access personal criminal history record conviction information on file with the Illinois State Police (ISP). The UCIA is also commonly used by 3rd parties to receive CHRI information that do not have access to fingerprint-based CHRI information under current Illinois law. Examples of those who use this check are landlords, those looking for caregivers or household help, pre-employment and social networking. The response received will contain all conviction data collected and maintained by the Illinois State Police. An individual may grant permission to send the response to another individual or entity, such as an employer, by listing the individual party as the requester.

  • A fingerprint-based background check returns more accurate and complete results than a non-biometric, name-based check. Fingerprint-based checks eliminate the risk associated with background checks in which an individual may have a common name, may use an alias, or may indicate a false date-of-birth – any of which could adversely affect the results of a non-biometric background check of the ISP’s computerized criminal history record files.

  • The UCIA check returns Illinois Conviction Information. For complete record information, including Open Arrests with or without Disposition Information, an individual can request an Illinois Access and Review check. Both UCIA and Access and Review fingerprint-based checks are a “snapshot” in time, and do not provide updated criminal history information when a record is amended.

Resources

Here are resources to better understand UCIA fingerprint submissions:

Why choose Accurate Biometrics to process your Illinois UCIA Fingerprint-Based Check Request?

  • 20 years of live scan fingerprinting experience.

  • Illinois’ largest and most trusted fingerprint service.

  • Our service is guaranteed.

  • We have a less than 1% fingerprint rejection rate, based on 2% ISP standard.

  • Convenient locations across the state, no appointment needed.

  • We will transmit your request to ISP the same day they are processed.

  • Dedicated staff to serve applicants regarding all aspects of the fingerprint process.

  • Data security and technology standards compliant with FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standards.

Let us help you navigate the background check process. For additional assistance, please call our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or email at info@accuratebiometrics.com.