FBI Channeler in San Diego

FBI Channeler services expedite FBI criminal background records. Get your FBI Identity History Summary Check  (IdHSC) in less than 24 hours. Need a Security Clearance? International Visa? Teaching Abroad or Studying Overseas? We are here for you!

FBI Channeler in San Diego – Expedited Criminal Background Reports


FBI – Identity History Summary Report

FBI Channeler services expedite FBI Clearance Letter. You can now get your FBI criminal history record (Identity History Summary Report) in less than 24 hours. Alive Scan is now authorized to submit fingerprints electronically as an Accurate Biometrics FBI Channeler. The Identity History Reports (PDF Version) often available within an hour. The FBI Channeling service is ideal for people traveling (to study over-seas,  teach abroad, or to live or work over-seas).


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. We are a certified FBI Channeler for Accurate Biometrics. Applicants can now perform an FBI Criminal Background Check on themselves and receive the report within 24 hours. This expedited service reduces the time it takes to receive the FBI “Identity History Summary Check” by months in some cases. We also offer Mobile FBI Channeling Services in San Diego. Call Today!

Common Reasons for an FBI Departmental Order

  • Visa & Travel Requirements – Study abroad, teach overseas or work in a foreign country for an extended period.
  • 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.


Much Does the FBI Channeler Service Cost?

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

Note: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to expedite the FBI Reports through an FBI Channeler. If you’re not a US Citizen or Resident, we can still provide the service for you, but it takes longer.

FBI Criminal Background Checks (Identity History Summary Checks)

An FBI Identity History Summary Report 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


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 Request, 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 FBI Identity History Summary Check. 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 or “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. In a Hurry? We also offer two day shipping for the mailed FBI Report on tamper-proof paper which comes with a free Web Portal option so you may download the PDF version in less than 24 hours.


Need an Apostille?

An “apostille” ofter referred to as “apostle” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. Countries often require an apostille to authenticate the FBI background report. Fortunately, when your FBI clearance arrives in the mail, it contains instructions for obtaining the apostille.


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.