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U.S. Travelers abroad may need to be prepared to submit FBI background checks for travel VISA as the number of countries are requiring FBI background checks for travel across their borders is ever increasing.

Among the countries now requiring background checks for travel VISAs for U.S. Citizens are: China, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Iceland, Spain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Accurate Biometrics is an expert service provider of FBI background checks for VISAs  with 7 years ofexperience. We were the first U.S. company to offer FBI fingerprint-based background check service to U.S. Citizens.

FBI “Identity History Summary” (IdHS) check (Departmental Order 556-73), commonly referred to as a “Rap Sheet” or “FBI Self Check,” is a fingerprint-based background check that provides access to all current criminal history on file with the FBI. The Summary provides the date of arrest, arrest charges, and disposition of the arrests as reported to the FBI. The report is compiled from reporting agencies to the FBI including all states, and federal agencies. All criminal history information on file with the FBI is generated in the report.

Accurate Biometrics is an authorized FBI Channeler providing FBI Identity History Summary Checks (IdHS) for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. We process International requests for IdHS for over 80 countries and are authorized by many countries to provide IdHS for VISAs.  Our service supplies authentic FBI responses complete with FBI seal endorsed by the FBI Bureau Chief.

An Identity History Summary Report (IdHS) is available through Accurate Biometrics for all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. This report is suitable for:

  • Visa requirements to live, work or travel in a foreign country
  • Personal Review – to make sure information is accurate and up-to date
  • Challenge information on your record
  • International adoption

Accurate Biometrics is an expert in processing Identity History Summary Checks for our clients. We specialize in serving U.S. citizens home and abroad, and offer the following options for our clients:

  • U.S. National Collection Network – over 800 locations in 50 states
  • Manual ink card processing – same day service on all incoming requests
  • Certified live scan equipment placement – purchase or lease
  • Fee-based mobile fingerprint collection for large groups

We offer several delivery response methods to our customers for their background check:

  • Online portal pick –up
  • Standard U.S. Postal Service
  • 2-day UPS Carrier Service

Results are usually available within 24 hours. Accurate Biometrics is known for prompt service and attention to detail, which makes us an ideal choice for expedited background check solutions.

Accurate Biometrics recommends that an individual should get a set of their fingerprints on an FBI-258 fingerprint card through law enforcement or a live scan fingerprint vendor before they travel abroad, since fingerprint services are not always accessible abroad.  Another consideration is to obtain a Departmental Order 566-73 (IdHS report) before travel.

The report is generated in PDF format and can be stored electronically for personal use. The report is generally acceptable for one year of the time it is generated by the FBI.  For more information about our FBI service refer to our website: Live chat is available through the website from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. Individuals can also reach our customer service team toll free (US) at 866-361-9944, or at

Accurate Biometrics, based in Chicago, IL, USA, offers high performance, quality electronic fingerprint solutions for United States’ citizens and permanent residents. We are authorized to submit fingerprints directly to the FBI as channelers for authorized recipients, and Identity History Summary background checks for individuals.  For 18 years, we have been providing solution-based service to public and private companies to meet their fingerprinting needs.  We respond to the needs of our customers with knowledge, expertise, and professionalism that positions us as a leader in the industry of applicant fingerprint processing. 

Please contact us for more detail about our business services:

Will Peterson

Director of Business Development

+1 708-887-9258

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