Fingerprints Submitted In Person

FBI Criminal Background Checks / Departmental Order 556-73

Expedited Results – Same Day Results upon electronic submission

Federal Bureau of Investigation Notification: Channelers can only 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. Finally, 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 letter of release must be signed by both the applicant and attorney on the attorney's letterhead. Access to one’s rap sheet or FBI report to challenge, update or correct information is pursuant to Title 28 CFR Part 16.30 to 16.34.


The FBI Report Rap Sheet is returned containing the following:
  • FBI letterhead format in full color
  • FBI Seal in full color
  • Signature of presiding FBI CJIS Section Chief, Biometric Service Section
  • FBI Transaction Control Number (TCN), included if a criminal history is found
  • Date search was completed
  • Applicant name exactly as stated on the request form
  • Applicant address if included on the request form
  • SSN if included on the request form
  • All Identity History Summary (IdHS) record information reported to the FBI when the background check was processed

Follow these simple steps to get your FBI Background Rap Sheet:


Click here to find an Accurate Biometrics location near you.


Contact Form Step 1: Complete the applicant information form

  • IMPORTANT: Please do not alter your Applicant Information Form. This may cause a delay in processing. If you have special instructions for Accurate Biometrics, you may mention those instructions in a cover letter.
  • Please read the form carefully and be sure to include all the required information. Also include voluntary information (e.g. SSN, address, etc.) that you would like to see included in the report.
  • This service is available for US Citizens and US Permanent Residents only.
  • ADDED VALUE – Only Accurate Biometrics provides tracking service on FBI Rap Sheet results sent via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or 2-Day Priority Service.
  • Per FBI regulations, we cannot deliver to P.O. BOX, International, In Care Of, or 3rd Party destinations.
  • All applicants have 1-time access to results at our secure web portal. For those who wish a printed copy to be mailed to you, please note that the costs below include the fee charged directly by the FBI, and all shipping and handling charges. FBI responses must be returned to the applicant’s address or to the applicant’s attorney. If the results are to be sent to an attorney, a letter of release on the attorney’s stationary must be included with your application; you will need to sign the letter along with the attorney. The FBI Report Rap Sheet response is sent to you by Accurate Biometrics. If you choose to have your response sent via mail or expedited service, it will be printed and sent to you on white secure watermark paper.


Web Portal Pick Up Service

Option 1

$ 50

Web Portal & USPS Mail

Option 2

$ 60

  •  Download FBI Report Rap Sheet
  •    Available Securely Online - via personal computer
  • Per FBI, 1x Digital Download
  •  Printed On White Secure Watermark Paper
  •  via USPS First Class Mail - includes tracking number
  • Per FBI:
    • No PO Box delivery
    • No International delivery
    • No "In care of" delivery
    • No 3rd Party deliveries

Web Portal & Priority 2-Day Service

Option 3

$ 75

  •  Download FBI Report Rap Sheet
  •    Available Securely Online - via personal computer
  • Per FBI, 1x Digital Download
  • Printed On White Secure Watermark Paper
  • via UPS Two Day Service - includes tracking number
  • Per FBI:
    • No PO Box delivery
    • No International delivery
    • No "In care of" delivery
    • No 3rd Party deliveries

Same Day Service*

Option 4

$ 100

*Chicago area only, to pick up in person your report printed on white secure watermark paper


*Available in Itasca, Illinois at our processing office at:

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

Same Day Service Notes: Results are hand delivered to applicant with matching photo identification. Same day results may not be available if prints are rejected by the FBI. The main office in Itasca is not a fingerprinting service location. Find service locations below in Step 2.

Additional copies of your FBI Rap Sheet - $10

Note: If an extra copy of your FBI Rap Sheet is requested to be delivered via UPS or USPS, that copy will be printed in full color on white secure watermark paper with the FBI seal. All sheets automatically include a FBI Agency seal in the background of the document and the signature of the FBI section officer.

FBI reprint - $10

There is a possibility that your fingerprints will be successfully received by the FBI, but are unable to be processed by the FBI. If this occurred, you would receive a reprint notification to the email address you provided requesting another set of fingerprints to complete the transaction.

There are a small percentage of individuals in which the fingerprint image quality is very low. An individual, by the nature of their work or age, may have very thin or worn ridges in the pattern area. If you wish to submit another set of fingerprints for processing, please follow the process below and include a money order or credit card form for the $10.00 fee.

You may submit multiple sets of fingerprints taken by a fingerprint technician or law enforcement agency. You may send additional fingerprint cards (FBI form FD 258) to Accurate Biometrics with a newly completed copy of the applicant information form, along with a copy of the rejection letter. To assist you in learning more about taking legible fingerprints, refer to the following site: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/fingerprints-and-other-biometrics/recording-legible-fingerprints If you have any questions please contact Accurate Biometrics at 866-361-9944.


Calendar Icon Step 2: Review our schedule of locations and collection times using the links below


Completed Fingerprint Form Step 3: Bring the completed applicant information form and two forms of identification to the most convenient location.

One form of ID must match the mailing address when going to one of our service locations.

Primary Accepted Forms of Photo Identification:
  • State-issued driver’s license*
  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  • Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
  • Uniformed Services Identification Card
  • Department of Defense Common Access Card
  • Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s)
  • USCIS - Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  • USCIS - Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Federal, state, or local government agency ID card with photograph
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Canadian driver’s license
For those applicants without a driver’s license, a state identification card may be presented if the state’s identification card standards are the same as for the driver’s license.

Secondary Accepted Forms of Identity (2 are required):

In the absence of a primary identification, applicants may provide at least 2 secondary identification documents including:
  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth
  • U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Social Security Card
  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce
  • Marriage Certificate (Government Certificate Issued)
  • U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Draft record
  • School ID with photograph
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N-560)
  • Replacement Certificate of Citizenship (N-561)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550)
  • Replacement Certificate of Naturalization (N-570)

When validating the authenticity of secondary identification documents and forms, the data and information may be supported by at least two of the following current documents:
  • Utility Bill (Address)
  • Jurisdictional Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card/Title
  • Paycheck Stub with Name/Address*
  • Jurisdictional Public Assistance Card
  • Spouse/Parent Affidavit

For the complete FBI Guide to Identity Verification visit: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/compact-council-identity-verification-program-guide-single-page.pdf/view


Document Icon Step 4: You will be given a computer-generated receipt upon completion of the fingerprinting process.

You will also be given instructions on how to obtain your FBI Rap Sheet from the Accurate Biometrics customer portal. Your results will be available for viewing/printing within 24 hours of having completed the fingerprint capture process.

Accurate Biometrics, a certified FBI Channeler, is approved to electronically process FBI fingerprint background check requests in accordance with Department of Justice Order 556-73

Thank you. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

For additional assistance, please call our Customer Service team at (866) 361-9944 or email us at info@accuratebiometrics.com.