Looking for an FBI Criminal Background Check?
20 maart 2023 

Looking for an FBI Criminal Background Check?

If you're looking for an FBI criminal background check, you may have a variety of reasons for requesting one. FBI criminal background checks are required for employment or immigration purposes, but they can also be used to verify the identity of people who want to rent property in the United States. If you need an FBI criminal background check, here's what you need to know:

FBI Criminal Background Check - Purpose

The FBI criminal background check is a comprehensive background investigation filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to verify whether or not an individual has a criminal record. It is used in employment, immigration and visa purposes.

FBI Criminal Background Check - Application

It is easy to make an request at the FBI for your Criminal Background Check. You can apply online through the FBI portal, How convenient! The application form will ask you to provide basic information, such as your name, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, nationality, gender etc. The results can be send to any address you prefer, you can fill out that address in your application, the last step is to make the payment of $18,- and the first step of the application is finished. You only need to collect your fingerprints and send them over to the FBI. 


When you are located in The Netherlands (or any other country) you can also apply for an FBI Criminal Background Check and it is not necessary to travel to the US for that. Your fingerprints will be taken with ink on hard copy fingerprint cards by an accredited fingerprint technician. The hard copy fingerprint cards needs to be send to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg USA.

FBI Criminal Background Check - Processing

The processing time for a FBI Criminal Background Check varies by investigation. In general, however, it takes approximately three to five business days to process fingerprints and to have your digital declaration ready and 10-15 business days for the results to be returned by mail. You can check the status of your application online or by calling the FBI CJIS Division.

Order Status

You will receive a letter from the FBI CJIS Division confirming that your criminal background check has been processed. You can also track the status of your application online by logging into the FBI portal again. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division at (304) 625-5590 or you can send an e-mail.


If you are looking for an FBI criminal background check, you can request one. You will need to provide details about yourself. The FBI will process all of this information before sending back their response which will tell you if there are any records on file that are relevant to your application.

If you need any help you can always check our website Fingerprints & Screening or get in contact Fingerprints and screening with Fingerprints & Screening.

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