PrintScan Submits Background Checks & Fingerprints Directly to the FBI*

What is an FBI fingerprint background check?

FBI background checks include a summary of your criminal history.

It’s a summary of an individual’s criminal history or activity, and is frequently referred to as a “rap sheet.” Information used in the report is obtained through federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. It should be noted that while any company can require a background check as a condition of potential employment, only you can request a copy of your criminal history summary from the FBI.

*Thru our FBI approved channeling partner

Reasons for a Fingerprint Criminal History Report

Here are some reasons why you may need to check your criminal history.


Authorized Recipient clients can require a complete and thorough criminal history report.

Foreign Travel or Work

Traveling to certain countries requires a Visa application and a recent background check.

Personal Review

Do you know what is on your record? Make sure that incorrect data is not hurting your chances for a job or promotion.


Many countries require a background check before allowing foreign adoptions.

Attorney Requests

An attorney may need to request a background check for use in court related matters.

Court Related Matters

A background check may be used to seal, expunge, or remove inaccurate criminal history.

Student Visa

Many countries require a background check before issuing travel, work, student Visas.


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  • Live Scan Fingerprint Capture
  • Access results in 24 Hours*

Regular Mail

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  • USPS Mail
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Capture
  • Access result in 24 Hours*
  • Tamper Proof Paper
  • Additional Copies Available

Priority Mail

  • USPS Priority Mail
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Capture
  • Access result in 24 Hours*
  • Tamper Proof Paper
  • Additional Copies Available


  • Fedex Overnight Mail
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Capture
  • Access result in 24 Hours*
  • Tamper Proof Paper
  • Additional Copies Available

Do You Already Have an FBI Approved Inked Fingerprint Card?

We can professionally scan in your FD-258 fingerprint cards and send them into the receiving agency for you!

  1. Step One: Get Fingerprinted
  2. Step Two: Complete Forms
  3. Step Three: Choose Shipping Option
  4. Step Four: Submit Order
Inked Fingerprint Card
Flatbed Scanner

Do you have a flatbed scanner?

You can scan in your inked card and email it directly to us!

  1. 600 dots per inch (dpi)
  2. PNG compression. BMP is also acceptable
  3. No JPG compression. It looses too much detail
Department Of State

PrintScan also Offers Apostille
& Authentication Services

If you plan on traveling to a foreign country to live, work, or attend school, you may be asked to obtain an FBI Criminal History Summary Report, also known as an FBI Background Check or Departmental Order. PrintScan’s systems have the ability to transmit fingerprints electronically for expedited processing of your background check. If that is not enough, we take it one step further!

Many countries will request FBI background Checks to be Apostilled which is now one of PrintScan’s services! By having your FBI background check Apostilled, you are ensuring its legitimacy to another nation who abides by the Hague Convention of 1961.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to common FBI fingerprinting questions, choose PrintScan.

Q. Is this secure?

We use a modern secure cloud server for our website. Your files are encrypted at all times.

Q. What happens to my fingerprints?

Your fingerprint records are sent to an FBI Channeler and then sent to CJIS for processing. Your information is deleted after 30 days. This is to ensure that your information is processed correctly, and can be transmitted at your convenience, if necessary.

Q. Who sees my fingerprints?

Once your fingerprints have been captured, they are forwarded directly to the FBI database for processing. We will only review your fingerprints if the system rejects them due to bad quality images.

Q. How long does it take to get fingerprinted?

It typically takes about 10 minutes from the time you are called, until all of your fingerprints have been captured.

Q. How long before I get my results?

You should get your electronic results emailed to you within 48 hours. Most electronic results come back within the first hour. Mailed results are sent within 24 hours of receiving your electronic result. Mailing times vary based on which option you selected.

Q. What information do I need to have my fingerprints done?

You need a valid state or federally issued form of identification so we can prove your identity. A valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.

Q. Do I need to bring any documentation to be fingerprinted?

We typically don't need any additional documentation other than your identity documents.

Q. What payment do you accept?

We accept cash, or any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/American Express)

Q. How much does an FBI background check cost?

The cost of an FBI criminal history report can vary based on shipping costs and which channeler you use. The best way to find out how much your FBI background check will cost is to contact our identity management company today. Or, you can book an appointment online or dial (631) 782-1700

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