FBI Background Check FAQ
Why you might want to obtain FBI DOCE
The DOCE consist of: (if an Apostille is required, electronic submissions are not acceptable – see our Apostille Services HERE )
• To make sure your FBI record is complete, accurate, and up-to-date
• To review or to request a correction or update
• To challenge information on your record
• Adopting a child
• To satisfy a requirement to live in a foreign country
• To satisfy a requirement to work in a foreign country
• To satisfy a requirement to travel in a foreign country
• Other court related matters
Why you might required FBI NFUF
- National Security Purposes (Non-Federal User Fee)
- Federal Agency Noncriminal Justice Purposes (Non-Federal User Fee)
- State/local Governmental Agency Employment/licensing Purposes (Non-Federal User Fee)
- Background Checks on Applicants For Firearm or Explosives-related Licenses or Permits (Non-Federal User Fee)
- Background Checks on Applicants For, or Tenants Of, Public Housing and Indian Housing (Non-Federal User Fee)
- Humanitarian Purposes (Non-User Fee)
What forms do I need?
We will provide you with the required forms, including the Attorney Release for DOCE.
What is a acceptable Identification (ID)?
Two forms of ID are required (ex. Drivers License, Current Passport, Green Card, Birth Certificate)
What do I need to bring to the scanning session?
Please bring the items listed below to your Live Scan Session:
i. The written request for a DOCE submission must be made by the attorney on their letter head and signed by both the attorney and individual requesting his or her record. The record response is then mailed to the attorney.
ii. 2 forms of valid government-issued photo ID > See above ↑
iii. Payment for the service > We accept Cash, Visa, Master Card, Amex and Discover
How long does it take to get my FBI Background Check results?
Currently submitting hard card inked fingerprints and getting a response from the FBI takes between 8 to 10 weeks, electronic fingerprint submissions responses are returned within 7 days.
Who can file FBI DOCE?
For immigration, the DOCE allows only those individuals that are currently Legal Permanent Residence, which means they have a green card. These individuals are applying to become US Citizens and have hired an attorney to assist them in the process. So the written request for a DOCE submission must be made by your attorney on their letter head and signed by both the attorney and individual requesting his or her record. The record response is then mailed to the attorney.
FBI Background Check Fees
FBI DOCE AND NFUF Background Checks
- Our Service Fee:
- Fingerprint Rolling: $50
- Travel: $25-$50 depending on location
- FBI Fee: $30