FBI Name Checks for Fingerprint Submissions
Rejected Twice Due to Image Quality
Q: When can I request a FBI name check?
A: A name check can be requested when the fingerprints have been rejected twice for image quality by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division.
Q: Who can request a FBI name check?
A: The name check is limited to state, federal and regulatory agencies that already have legal authority under federal or state law to submit fingerprints to the FBI for non-criminal justice purposes.
Q: How do I get the FBI name check procedure started?
A: Complete the name check request form on the next page.
Mail or fax the form to: Click here for FBI NAME CHECK FORM
FBI CJIS Division
ATTN: Name Check Request
Q: What do I need to include
A: You will need to provide the following information when completing the form –
· The Transaction Control Number (TCN) from both rejected transactions, Name, Date of Birth and Social Security Number (if available).
· The Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) of the agency that the results are being returned to.
· Contact information for the agency including the agency’s preference for receipt of the results – FAX or Mail.
NOTE: If candidates are generated during the name search check and the candidates are identified to an existing criminal history record, the agency will be provided with a copy of the criminal history record.
Q: Is there a time limit for obtaining these FBI name checks?
A: Yes. The name check request must be submitted within 90 days of the last (second) rejection date.
Q: Who can I contact if I have
further questions about the
A: Please contact the Identification and Investigative Services Section Customer Service area at 304-625-5590 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:30pm EST.