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ILLINOIS UCIA FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECK REQUEST

Illinois UCIA Law (20 ILCS 2635/Illinois Uniform Conviction Information Act) allows any individual to access personal criminal history record conviction information on file with the Illinois State Police (ISP). The response received will contain all conviction data compiled by the ISP. An individual may grant permission to send the response to another individual or entity, such as an employer, by listing them as the third party requester. .



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Download Fingerprint Authorization Form

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

  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. Results will be mailed to the requesting individual from the IL State Police and should be received within 15 days, although it may take longer.

  6. If you do not receive your results in 15 days, you must call the ISP to have them resend your response. The ISP prefers an email request at isp.boi.customer.support@illinois.gov; to contact the ISP by phone call 815-740-5160, then select option #2.

  7. If the applicant does not contact ISP for results they have not received within 30 days, the applicant may need to resubmit fingerprints. UCIA fingerprint submission requests expire 30 days after they have been processed by the ISP.

*Price: The walk-in client fee is $40, due at the time of fingerprinting. This price includes State processing fees. We accept credit cards, company checks and money orders. We do not accept cash or personal checks. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.

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

  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. Click here to find a convenient Accurate Biometrics fingerprinting location. Walk-ins welcome. 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. Results will be mailed to the requesting individual from the IL State Police and should be received within 15 days, although it may take longer.

  6. If you do not receive your results in 15 days, you must call the ISP to have them resend your response. The ISP prefers an email request at isp.boi.customer.support@illinois.gov; to contact the ISP by phone call 815-740-5160, then select option #2.

  7. If the applicant does not contact ISP for results they have not received within 30 days, the applicant may need to resubmit fingerprints. UCIA fingerprint submission requests expire 30 days after they have been processed by the ISP.

*Price: The walk-in client fee is $40, due at the time of fingerprinting. For agency clients, the fee is determined by an agreement with your requesting agency. We require a payment at the time of fingerprinting, unless the agency is set to be billed. The price includes State processing fees. We accept credit/debit cards, company checks and money orders. We do not accept cash or personal checks. 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.


Out-of-State Applicants for Illinois UCIA checks, follow the simple steps below:

Download Out-of-State Forms Packet

Download and print out the forms in the packet above. Detailed instructions for filling out the Out-of-State Fingerprint Application forms are included in the forms packet. Here is an overview of the application steps:

  1. Print out two copies of the standard FBI FD-258 fingerprint card form. It is acceptable to print the FBI FD-258 form on standard white printer/copy paper.

  2. Have two sets of fingerprints taken and placed on the FBI FD-258 card or printed form, using the ink and roll process. Mark “UCIA” as the reason for fingerprinting.

    Note: We will also accept fingerprint cards created by printing on to the cards from an electronic capture by an authorized fingerprint provider such as a local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint contractor.

  3. Fill out the Fingerprint Authorization Form. You must include your phone number or email address in the event we need to contact you regarding your fingerprint card.

  4. We require a payment of $40.00 included with the application. Credit card payment is preferred. 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.

  5. Check to be sure to include the following items when mailing your fingerprint card for processing:
    • Completed FBI FD-258 format fingerprint card.
    • Completed Out-of-State Fingerprinting Form
    • Completed Identity Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP)
    • Payment-Money Order, Company Check or Credit Card Payment Form (NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS)

  6. Mail to:
    • Accurate Biometrics – UCIA
    • 500 Park Blvd, Suite 1260
    • Itasca, IL 60143



Why you may want an Illinois UCIA Fingerprint Request?

  • Employment purposes

  • Volunteer work

  • Adoption

  • Self-check

  • To make sure your record is Complete, Accurate, and Up-to-date

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 Act 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 Criminal History Record Information (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 only 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.

  • To find out whether your national criminal history record report is complete, accurate and up-to-date, you can request a personal FBI background check (also known as an Identity History Summary Check report or Departmental Order 566-73).

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 guide applicants regarding all aspects of the fingerprint process.

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

For additional assistance, please call our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or email at info@accuratebiometrics.com.