Personal Review Of Your FBI Criminal Background Rap Sheet

Now available in person at any of our locations, or via mail nationwide.

YES—You or your attorney can now get your own personal copy of your criminal history the FBI shows is on file in your background—and in a matter of days not weeks.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS?—There are some very important reasons for you to get your own personal copy of your criminal history the FBI shows is on file in your background. The reasons are:

  • To make sure your FBI record is complete, accurate, and up-to-date
  • To review or to request a correction or update
  • To challenge information on your record
  • To satisfy certain legal requirements, such as a requirement for adopting a child
  • To satisfy a requirement to live in a foreign country
  • To satisfy a requirement to study or teach in a foreign country
  • To satisfy a requirement to work in a foreign country
  • To satisfy a requirement to travel in a foreign country
  • Other court related matters

Please choose the method by which you will be submitting your fingerprints to Accurate Biometrics.

FBI Criminal Background Checks / Departmental Order 556-73 General Information

The federal law that allows this access is referenced in Departmental Order 556-73 ( This special access was granted to select FBI contracted channeling companies in July, 2011. Accurate Biometrics is proud to say we were the first FBI approved channeler to offer this personal review service to individuals. Prior to July, 2011, in order for a person to get their own FBI background check, they would have to submit their fingerprints for their personal review using postal mail; a process that takes 6 – 12 weeks.

Today, using Accurate Biometrics’ expedited service, an individual can now receive their personal FBI Rap Sheet within 24 hours of fingerprint processing by Accurate Biometrics, rather than waiting 6 – 12 weeks for the FBI response. We have developed an easy to use customer web portal for quick retrieval of the FBI Rap Sheet. In addition, as an FBI contracted channeling agency, Accurate Biometrics can capture an individual’s fingerprints using livescan fingerprint scanners at any of our locations, or by having the applicant mail in two sets of ink and roll prints on each FD-258 card.

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 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.

How to Challenge the results of Your FBI Identity History Summary Rap Sheet

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division is responsible for the storage of fingerprints and related Identity History Summary information for the nation and does not have the authority to modify any Identity History Summary information unless specifically notified to do so by the agency that owns the information. If you believe your Identity History Summary contains inaccurate or incomplete information, you have some options for requesting a change or correction which can be found by by clicking here.