Personal Review of Your FBI Criminal Background

To complete the steps necessary to request this expedited service, please choose the method by which you will be submitting your fingerprints to Accurate Biometrics.

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

Thank you for inquiring about our exciting new service to provide you with a copy of your FBI criminal history background report, or proof that one does not exist, WITHIN 24 HOURS of processing.

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 – 8 weeks.

Today, using Accurate Biometrics’ expedited service, an individual can now receive their personal FBI report within 24 hours of fingerprint processing by Accurate Biometrics, rather than waiting 6 – 8 weeks for the FBI response. We have developed an easy to use customer web portal for quick retrieval of the FBI report. Plus, as an FBI contracted channeling agency, Accurate Biometrics can capture an individual’s fingerprints using livescan fingerprint scanners (an inkless process), or we can process an ink fingerprint card if an applicant is not near a livescan site but has access to local law enforcement who may capture the fingerprints using the ink and roll method.

Accurate Biometrics can now provide the FBI Criminal History Response required to obtain an apostille. If you require an apostille, you must send the authenticated document you received from Accurate Biometrics to the State Department for further action. The mailing address for the State Department is listed below or refer to the following link

Office of Authentications
U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure CIRCLE
PO BOX 1206
Sterling, VA 20166-1206

The most requested 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 work in a foreign country
  • To satisfy a requirement to travel in a foreign country
  • Other court related matters


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FEDERAL BUREAU of INVESTIGATION NOTIFICATION: Channelers can only process Departmental Orders from US Citizens and Non-US Citizens who have Permanent Resident status; Non-US Citizens 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.

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