FBI Record Check Now Available in 24 hours*
An FBI Identification Record—often referred to as a criminal history record or a “rap sheet”—is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. The process of responding to an Identification Record request is generally known as a criminal background check. If the fingerprints are related to an arrest, the Identification Record includes name of the agency that submitted the fingerprints to the FBI, the date of the arrest, the arrest charge, and the disposition of the arrest, if known to the FBI. SAFEsky now offers fast FBI record checks for US Citizens and Permanent US Residents, and the results are often available in less than 24 business hours*.
The US Department of Justice establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI identification record to obtain a copy of his or her own record for review. The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests.
Only you may request a copy of your records (or Proof That a Record Does Not Exist). Individuals typically make this request for personal review, to challenge the information on record, to satisfy a requirement for adopting a child internationally, or to satisfy a requirement to live, work, or travel in a foreign country (i.e., police certificate, letter of good conduct, criminal history/background, etc.)
Electronic Fingerprint Submission
SAFEsky is partnered with National Credit Reporting (NCR) to bring you FAST FBI Record Checks. NCR is our approved FBI channeler and we submit your fingerprints electronically, often getting same-day results electronically.
Schedule an appointment online so we can better serve you.
Same day appointments always available.
- The Fort Lauderdale office is open from 9am – 12 noon, and 1pm to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. We are closed on National Holidays.
- The Atlanta office requires appointments and does not accept walk-ins. Hours offices are Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 4:30pm. We are closed on National Holidays.
The fee for fingerprinting, electronic submission and processing of your FAST FBI fingerprint request is $80.00, which includes access to your report on line and the tamper resistant copy mailed to you via first class mail from the United States Postal Service. Expedited delivery service is available upon request.
- Complete and Sign the required FAST FBI client registrations form and bring it with you to your appointment. (DO NOT MAIL THE FORM)
- Schedule an appointment online.
- Bring a valid Government Issued Photo ID to your appointment. (i.e. Drivers License, ID Card, Passport.)
- We accept most major Debit/Credit Cards, Money Orders, Cash.
The FBI record check is valid for the following:
- Personal Review/Correction
- Foreign Work Visa/Student Visa
- Foreign Residency/Travel
- Canadian Immigration Applicants
- Attorney Request
- Korean Educator applicants (with Apostile certification)
- Peace Corp Applicants
- US Immigration Status adjustment applicants
The Apostile certification can be obtained after you receive the results by mail.
NCR will return a copy of your Criminal History Summary to you via US mail or FedEx. The service we provide is fast and secure. If you are a US Citizen or Permament resident, you do not have to be physically in the United States to use this service. SAFEsky can help you, no matter where you are in the World.
Only you can request a copy of your own Criminal History Summary. Individuals typically make this request for personal review, to challenge the information on record, to satisfy a requirement for adopting a child in the United States or internationally, or to satisfy a requirement to live, work, or travel in a foreign country (i.e., police certificate, letter of good conduct, Criminal History Summary check, etc.)
If the fingerprints are related to an arrest, the Criminal History Summary includes name of the agency that submitted the fingerprints to the FBI, the date of the arrest, the arrest charge, and the disposition of the arrest, if known to the FBI. All arrest data included in a Criminal History Summary is obtained from fingerprint submissions, disposition reports, and other information submitted by agencies having criminal justice responsibilities.
If you are requesting a background check for employment or licensing within the U.S., you may be required by state statute or federal law to submit your request through your state identification bureau, the requesting federal agency, or another authorized channeling agency. You should contact the agency requiring the background check or the appropriate state identification bureau (or state police) for the correct procedures to follow for obtaining an FBI fingerprint background check for employment or licensing purposes. The report provided by SAFEsky is not valid for employment within the United States. Schedule your appointment online now.
We do not guarantee turn around times as the FBI does not process record request on weekends, holidays, or other non-business days. The clarity and quality of the persons’ fingerprints greatly impacts the amount of time for the process to render results. Processing times may vary due to the volume of reports being processed.