FBI Record Requests

  1. Complete cover letter.
    • If for a couple, family, etc., all persons must sign cover letter
    • Include your complete mailing address
    • If you have a deadline (e.g., an immigration deadline), please include the deadline in your cover letter and on the outside of the envelope.
  2. Obtain proof of identity, which consists of a set of your fingerprints (original card, no copies), with your name, date of birth and place of birth. Fingerprints should be placed on a standard fingerprint form (FD 258) commonly used for applicant or law enforcement purposes.
    • Include rolled impressions of all ten fingerprints and impressions of all ten fingerprints taken simultaneously (these are sometimes referred to as plain or flat impressions.)
    • If possible have your fingerprints taken by a fingerprinting technician (this service may be available at a Law Enforcement Agency.) Previously processed fingerprint cards will not be accepted.
  3. Include $ 18 - U.S. dollars in the form of a money order, certified check made payable to the Treasury of the United States, or you may pay by credit card.
    • Be sure to sign where required
    • No personal checks or cash
    • Must be exact amount
    • If for a couple, family, etc., include $18 for each person
    • If paying by credit card you must include the completed credit card payment form
    • Credit cards will not be used for expedited mail services
  4. Mail the items #1, #2, #3 (listed above) to the following address:
    FBI CJIS Division B Record Request
    1000 Custer Hollow Road
    Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

Please Note:If any of the above items are missing or incomplete, the request will be returned and allow approximately 8 - 10 weeks for processing, upon receipt to the FBI.

What You Will Receive

You will receive one of two things from the FBI. They are either:

  1. No Record Response. Consists of the original fingerprint card stamped No Record.
  2. FBI Identification Record.