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How to Get an FBI Background Check Faster?

In today's fast-changing world, many citizens and residents from the US choose to move to other countries for jobs, education, business, or personal reasons. These countries use FBI criminal record checks to verify their backgrounds. You can also get an apostille on your FBI background check using Globeia before submitting it to the immigration authority of your destination country.
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6 Feb

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In today's fast-changing world, many citizens and residents from the US choose to move to other countries for jobs, education, business, or personal reasons. These countries use FBI criminal record checks to verify their backgrounds. You can also get an apostille on your FBI background check using Globeia before submitting it to the immigration authority of your destination country.

 

This article is here to help you get an FBI Check in just faster. While the process takes less than 48 hours for citizens and those who have a green card, other applicants can expect a waiting time of at least 4-6 weeks. We will break down the steps in a simple way, making it easy for you to understand the FBI’s requirements. Moving to a new place can be tricky, so having your FBI background check ready quickly can make things much smoother. Whether you're going for work, study, starting a business, or just exploring a new culture, this guide will help you sort out your background check paperwork hassle-free.

Why Are FBI Background Checks Required?

Background checks are frequently required for jobs, visa applications, residency, and citizenship. This certificate detailing your criminal history background in the US is a valuable tool for employment screenings, licensing applications, and other circumstances where a comprehensive background check is required.

 

Employment Screenings

Many employers, particularly in sensitive industries or government departments, request an FBI background check to assess potential risks associated with a candidate's criminal history.

 

Licensing and Certification

Various professional licenses and certifications require an FBI check as part of the application process to ensure the individual meets specific character and trustworthiness standards.

 

Visa Applications and Immigration Processes

Authorities in other countries often ask for a US Criminal record check to verify your background and eligibility when applying for visas or seeking immigration as an American.

 

Loan Applications and Financial Services

Lenders and financial institutions also ask for FBI clearance certificates to assess potential risks associated with the borrower's financial stability and integrity.

Applying for Your FBI Background Check

Globeia has got you covered with a straightforward guide on getting your FBI Identity History Summary. The certificate is also called a rap sheet that lists any of your past convictions in the US.

There are two ways to get your FBI Background Check:

  • Mail-in method
  • The FBI-Approved companies or Channeler

 

Request By Mail

  • Get your fingerprints taken on a standard FD-1164 form and fill out the I-783 Applicant Information Form. Make sure that your provided information is accurate.
  • You can choose to pay the $18 cost with a money order or a credit card, following the instructions on the included form. Make sure you follow the specified payment guidelines.
  • Forward your completed request form, proof of payment, and fingerprints to the FBI CJIS Division located in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Please keep in mind that this method of submitting your request via mail takes around 2 months.

 

The FBI-Approved Channeler or Company

Using an FBI-Approved company can help you get your FBI check results back faster if you're looking for a quicker option. 
Globia is a trustworthy and efficient CJIS fingerprinting service that provides a more convenient way of obtaining an FBI Identity History Summary. You can expect a smoother and faster procedure than through more conventional means.
When applying through Globeia:

  1. Fill Out the Application Form: Globeia makes the first steps easier by offering an easy way to download the Fd-1164 form directly through our portal. You will be asked to provide your necessary details and attach the required documents, usually required for identification by the FBI. The form serves as the base for your FBI check so please ensure that all of your provided details are correct.
  2. Complete the Fingerprinting Requirement:  Complete your application by transferring your fingerprints to two original FD-1164 CJIS fingerprinting forms. Make sure that the fingerprints are valid and that they were taken in the FBI’s accepted fingerprinting style.
  3. Finish the Payment and Send Your Application to Globeia: A payment form for the criminal record check application is included in your Globeia packet. After filling it out, you must mail the packet back to Globeia’s US Office in San Francisco.
  4. Results Mailed Directly to You: The Globeia team is dedicated to providing quick and affordable FBI background check services. Email results are normally delivered to citizens and permanent residents in 24 to 48 hours, while hard copy results are mailed out in 5 to 7 working days. The turnaround time for non-citizens is a little bit longer. Email results might take 1.5–2 weeks to arrive, while hard copy results will arrive in 1.5–3 weeks.

 

Always double check your provided information and use a professional fingerprinting company for faster processing. This will ensure that your background check is received on time so that you can apply for a job, visa, or other procedures in your destination country.

FAQs

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Table of Contents

  1. How to Get an FBI Background Check Faster?
    1. Why Are FBI Background Checks Required?
      1. Applying for Your FBI Background Check
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