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Expedited Background Checks

The FBI has updated its process for handling Identification Record Requests, commonly known as criminal background checks. To help expedite these requests, the public now has the option of using FBI-approved “Channelers,” private companies that have contracted with the Bureau to receive and submit criminal history record information electronically on our behalf.

Expedited Background Checks

CJIS facilityThe FBI has updated its process for handling Identification Record Requests, commonly known as criminal background checks. To help expedite these requests, the public now has the option of using FBI-approved “Channelers,” private companies that have contracted with the Bureau to receive and submit criminal history record information electronically on our behalf. These companies may charge additional fees for their services. So far, four companies are accepting requests; more are expected in the future. See the FBI-Approved Channelers webpage for more information.

The Identification Record Request/Criminal Background Check website also contains new details on how to challenge a criminal history record, including a listing of state identification bureaus that can assist in cases of missing or incorrect non-federal information. 

FBI-Approved Channelers | Identification Record Request/Criminal Background Check website

Aug 25, 2011 11:00 AM