You have to give the FBI your fingerprints to request your file

Monday, 10 January 2011

An FBI Identification Record—often referred to as a criminal history record or a “rap sheet”—is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. The process of responding to an Identification Record request is generally known as a criminal background check…

How to Request a Copy of Your Record

Step 1: Complete the Applicant Information Form (pdf).

If the request is for a couple, family, etc., all persons must sign the form.
Include your complete mailing address. Provide your telephone number and/or e-mail address, if available.

Step 2: Obtain a set of your fingerprints.

Provide the original fingerprint card. Previously processed cards or copies will not be accepted.

Steps 3–5: Does it really fucking matter now?

FBI—Criminal Background Check

Anyone in the mood for some Joseph Heller for our first Sedition·bookclub meeting?

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