FBI Channeler - Expedited Background Reports in San Diego


FBI Channeler in San Diego – Expedited Criminal Background Reports.

FBI Channeler Service – FAST FBI Reports! (AKA: Identity History Summary or Rap Sheet)

FBI Channeler services expedite FBI Clearance Letter for Security Clearances. You can now get your criminal history record (Identity History Summary Report) the FBI has on file, FAST, usually in less than 24 hours instead of the 2-3 month time period if you submit fingerprint cards directly to the FBI. Alive Scan is now authorized to submit fingerprints electronically as an FBI Channeler, with the Identity History Reports (PDF Version) often available within hours. Our FBI Channeling service is ideal for Traveling, International and Visa purposes (to study over-seas or teach abroad, or to live or work over-seas). We also have a couple options to receive your FBI Identity history report via mail on the FBI official paper. For obvious reasons, this report will have to be mailed to you so you can choose from UPS 2nd day air or standard US mail.


FBI Channeler Service in San Diego

Alive Scan is proud to announce that we are now offering FBI Channeler Services at our San Diego location. Applicants can now perform an FBI Criminal Background Check on themselves and receive the report usually within 24 hours. This expedited service reduces the time it takes to receive the FBI Identity History Summary Check by months in most cases.
We provide several methods to receive your FBI Report. You may choose the pdf version which is usually available within a few hours. Another option is to have the FBI Background Report printed on FBI Tamper-proof paper and mailed to your US residence. The third option is receive both the digital copy plus the mailed version. If necessary, you can elect two day shipping for the mailed FBI Report on tamper-proof paper.
Expedited Service Fees for FBI Criminal Background Reports:

  • Departmental Order (Web Portal) = $74 (PDF Version – Usually Available in less than 24 hours)
  • Departmental Order (US Mail) = $79 (5 Business Days)
  • Departmental Order (Web Portal & US Mail) = $84
  • Departmental Order (UPS 2nd day) = $99

Note: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to expedite the FBI Reports through an FBI Channeler.


FBI Criminal Background Checks (Identity History Summary Checks)

An FBI Identity History Summary is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions kept by the FBI and related to arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. The FBI Identity History Summary Check is often referred by a variety of names, below are some other common terms:

  • Departmental Order 556-73
  • Record Review or Personal Review
  • Rap Sheet
  • FBI Clearance, Security Clearance Report or Clearance Letter
  • Police Clearance, Police Report
  • International Clearance Letter (For travel outside of the US)
  • Identity History Report or Identity History Summary Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Report
  • Criminal History Request


Common Reasons for an FBI Departmental Order

  • To satisfy a travel requirements to live, work, study or teach in a foreign country
  • Visa – To study abroad, teach overseas or work for an extended period over seas.
  • To review for a criminal record for accuracy, or to request a correction or update
  • To challenge information on their record or other court related matters
  • To satisfy certain legal requirements such as a requirement for adopting a child


Who uses an FBI Channeler

An FBI Channeler is used to expedite the process of receiving an Identity History Summary Report. If an applicant goes direct to the FBI for the same Identity History Summary Check, it could take between 12-16 weeks according to the FBI website. Channelers can only process Departmental Orders for US Citizens and Permanent Residents. Non-US Citizens without permanent residence status must make the Departmental Order request directly to the FBI by submitting the application and fingerprint card. Expedited FBI reports are mailed to U.S. addresses only (no PO Boxes or international addresses). The U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73, also known as Departmental Order, establishes rules to obtain a copy of your Identity History Summary. You would typically make this request for personal review, to challenge information on record, or to meet a requirement to live, work, or travel in a foreign county.


Traveling Outside the United States (Student Visa, Work Visa, Study/Teach Abroad…)

By using our FBI Channeling Service, we are able to expedite your FBI criminal history report which is often required as part of the Visa process. If you plan to live, work, study or travel outside of the United States, you may be required to submit an Identity History Request 0r “Clearance Letter”. In many cases, this Criminal History Report will need an apostle or authentication by the state department. Australia lists our FBI channeling service on their website since they now have strict guidelines for travel to that country. Australia ofter requires a state background report and photo – both are services we also provide. The state department will require this FBI report to be printed on ‘Tamper-Proof Paper’. So if your traveling outside the US to teach abroad or study over-seas, then you should simply choose to have the clearance letter “mailed” to your residence verses the PDF option since the mailed reports are printed on tamper-proof paper . Please contact us for more information.


What does an FBI Identity History Summary Report Show

If the fingerprint submissions are related to an arrest, the Identity History Summary includes the name of the agency that submitted the fingerprints to the FBI, the date of the arrest, the arrest charge, and the disposition of the arrest, if known. All arrest information included in an Identity History Summary is obtained from fingerprint submissions, disposition reports, and other information submitted by authorized criminal justice agencies. The report is often used as proof that a criminal history does not exist.