FBI Criminal Background Checks

New York Fingerprints has formed a partnership with Accurate Biometrics, the first company in the United States to be recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as an approved FBI Channeling Agency. We can obtain expedited FBI Background Checks for non-criminal applicants by submitting fingerprint cards directly to the FBI. This method is quick, easy and allows for expedited results in up to 24 to 48 hours.

The combination of our superior livescan fingerprinting technology (software and hardware) as well as over 10 years experience on the part of our seasoned technicians allows us to offer the most accurate, trusted, seamless and confidential service available. New York Fingerprinting and Accurate Biometrics has met a rigid set of privacy, security and audit standards, authorizing the organization to submit fingerprints directly to the FBI for the processing of FBI Criminal Background Checks.

We offer FBI channeling livescan fingerprinting service at our New York Location: 22 Park Place 4 th floor NY, NY 10007. We also offer Travelling or Mobile Services on an appointment basis at your home or office. The approval rate of our fingerprinting capture and acceptance is about 99% and we guarantee all our results. We can also store fingerprint for future use. Our systems and experience creates a user friendly experience ensuring seamless fingerprinting capture, exceptional image quality, confidential submission and a fast 24- 48 hour results turnaround time

For more information please view the information below or give us a call at 212-249-2073 or email us at [email protected]

What is a Personal Review of your FBI Criminal Background Check?

This type of FBI Request is one of the most common requests by individuals who seek to obtain a copy of their criminal history report (FBI good conduct letter). The Federal Law which allows individuals access to their records can be found in Departmental Order 556-73.

This Federal Law was enacted by the U.S Department of Justice in 2011, and it established rules and regulations allowing individuals to obtain a copy of their own Identity History Summary Record. The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests.

Specific information regarding this Departmental Order can be found below:


Why obtain a copy of your FBI Criminal History Record?

The most requested reasons are as follows:

  • 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, or immigration.
  • To satisfy a requirement to live 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 or personal reasons.
Why does a Self Background Check Help Job Seekers?

Who can obtain a copy of their FBI Criminal History Record?

US Citizens

Non-US Citizens who have permanent Resident Status

How was this done before Departmental Order 556-73?

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 to the FBI using the “old fashioned black ink on FBI card” method. In addition, applicants would have to submit a FBI applicant Form. These cards with form would then have to be sent to the FBI via postal mail. This process took between 6 and 12 weeks to get results.

How does the current FBI Channeler system work?

In 2011, the FBI began contracting specific companies to submit requests electronically in order to expedite the process for individuals who need results. These FBI selected businesses are known as Approved FBI Channelers. The channeler will submit the record request to the FBI electronically, and the applicant receives back a copy of their FBI Criminal History Record.

This exciting new service provides applicants with a copy of their FBI criminal history background report, or proof that one does not exist, WITHIN 24-48 HOURS of processing. There is no need to wait 6-8 weeks for the FBI response.

In addition we can capture an individual’s fingerprints using livescan fingerprint scanners (an inkless process) at both of our offices in New York and New Jersey. We also offer a very convenient Mobile Service where we can travel to your home or office to scan your fingerprints.

How does an applicant receive his/her results?

You will be given a computer-generated receipt upon completion of the fingerprinting process. You will also be given instructions via email on how to obtain the results of the FBI search online from our easy to use customer web portal on our company website. Your results will be available for viewing/printing within 30 hours of having completed the fingerprint capture process. A hard copy of the results can be obtained by printing directly from the web portal or selecting the mail option when initially submitting your request.

Results will only be mailed to the applicant. The only instance in which you can have results sent to someone else is to your attorney. In this case, your attorney would need to submit a request to us on their letterhead, with both your and your attorney’s signatures on the same document , along with the application, fingerprints, and payment

Can these FBI Criminal History Reports be apostilled?

Accurate Biometrics now provides FBI Criminal History Records that are now “acceptable” for Apostille purposes. If you require an apostille, you must send the authenticated document you received from New York Fingerprinting to the State Department for further action.

We can handle this process for you saving applicants a great deal of time and effort.


How do I complete the process to get a FBI Criminal Background Check?

Step 1: Complete the Application Form in the link below:

Application Form

Make sure to include your complete email address, phone number and mailing address. The email address must be clearly printed using CAPITAL LETTERS so New York Finger Printing can send you your personal transaction control number after your prints have been processed. This personal tracking number is required to expedite the retrieval of your criminal history report using our web portal.

Step 2: Come to either of our convenient locations:

New Jersey Fingerprinting

556 Route 17 North

Suite 7418

Paramus, NJ 07652

New York Fingerprinting

22 Park Place

4 th Floor

New York NY 10007

Utilize our Mobile Service and make an appointment for a technician to come to your location: home or office

Step 3: Bring the completed Authorization Form, and two forms of identification to your appointment with the fingerprint technician. At least one form of ID must be a government-issued photo identification.

The cost for this service is $60. Please bring payment on the form of a check, cash, money order or all major credit cards.

Note: Please let us know in advance if you have difficult fingerprints to capture or have been rejected in the past. We will advise you on what preparatory steps you can take to increase the likelihood your prints will go through and be accepted.

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 the results of the FBI search online from our company website. Your results will be available for viewing/printing within 24-48 hours of having completed the fingerprint capture process.

What type of equipment is used?

New Jersey Fingerprinting uses the most technologically up-to-date advanced electronic equipment to process and transmit fingerprints to the FBI. Our systems offer speed, convenience and most importantly accuracy. Our proprietary electronic software was developed by Accurate Biometrics the Nation’s oldest and first FBI Approved Channeler. Our livescan hardware including scanners, electronic signature pens etc. is manufactured by Ivise the industry leader in livescan technology. The benefits of our equipment allow for a seamless, user friendly experience from applications, fingerprint capture, storage, submission and obtaining results.

General Information

An FBI-approved Channeler cannot process a request for employment and/or licensing purposes within the United States.

All FBI Channeling results must be sent back to a U.S. address. Results are prohibited from being shipped overseas.

The FBI background check emailed results are PDF results, sent via an encrypted file with information about what data is required as your password. The mailed results are printed onto FBI Security Paper and then mailed to the applicant at the address indicated on the application.