I need a fast background check from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for two reasons: 1) for an employment application, and 2) for a travel visa. What is the fastest way to get an FBI background check?
FBI Channelers are the fastest way to get an FBI background check.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Channelers are companies that contract with the FBI to take fingerprints on paper or by electronic scanner and submit them to the FBI. You can find them via an internet search on “FBI Channeler”. The Channeler often requires you to fill out your background information on-line so that it is already digitized and ready for transmission to the FBI. The Channeler maintains local offices throughout the USA to take fingerprints. The local offices may be subcontractors, like a notary public’s office, that also provides the fingerprinting service. The FBI then sends the criminal history results back to the Channeler . The Channel will release the FBI background check results to the person or organization designated by the subject person as an Authorized Recipient. FBI background checks that are requested through FBI Channelers can only be used for authorized civil purposes, like job applications, and not for criminal justice purposes. The FBI states that background checks are usually completed in 7 – 10 business days. Many people have received their background check results in 2 – 4 days when using an FBI Channeler.
Authorized State or government agencies can also submit fingerprints to the FBI for background checks for noncriminal justice purposes. In order to get an FBI background check while residing outside of the USA, a person typically will get his fingerprints taken at a U.S. embassy or consulate.