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Frequently Asked Questions...

Where are you located?
Answer: We are conveniently located in Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, New Jersey, Tennessee, Utah, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas. Please check our locations page for the most up-to-date list of locations nationwide.

How much is a state (BCI) and federal (FBI) background check?
Answer: The BCI check is $40; the FBI check is $52; if you get them at the same time, the cost is $72.

How much is electronic fingerprint capture for an Expedited FBI Background Check?
Answer: $20 (non-refundable)

If I am not a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder), can I have my fingerprints electronically captured at a FastFingerprints location for an Expedited FBI Background Check? 
Answer: No. You will have to get your fingerprints on cards and mail them directly to the FBI.

What sort of payment do you take?
Answer: Valid forms of payment include the following:

  • A company provided Direct Bill Authorization form (must be presented at the time of the appointment)
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards
  • Cash and/or Checks – Please note that cash and/or checks may not be accepted at all locations. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please contact Fastfingerprints prior to your scheduled appointment for a list of locations that currently accept these forms of payment


Do I need an appointment?
Answer: Due to COVID-19, Yes, appointments are required. Please visit register.fastfingerprints.com to schedule an appointment.

Can I have my prints taken at a PSI site?
Answer: Only if you need a background check for the Ohio Department of Insurance.

How can I check the status of my Ohio background check?
Answer: The Ohio BCI processes and mails out all background checks for the state of Ohio. To check the status of your background check, you can contact the BCI at 877-224-0043, and press option 0 for identification.

How long does it take for an Ohio background check to be processed?
Answer: The average response time from Ohio BCI is 5-7 business days, but can take up to *45 days to process.

Can I get a copy of my fingerprints?
Answer: Yes. We have locations (nationwide) that can fingerprint onto a fingerprint card (FD258) and give those cards back to you. See our locations tab to find a location near you.

Can I have the results sent to a second place?
Answer: For some licensing agencies that accept results electronically from the Ohio BCI&I, they do allow a second hard copy to be sent to the individual or another location. For employment reasons a second copy is not allowed to be sent to another location directly. Select BCI copies can be resent, but must be requested through BCI&I directly at 877-224-0043, option 0. The FBI copy is never released a second time.

I don’t live near one of your locations, can I send in fingerprint cards? For Florida & Ohio?
Answer: Yes. Please visit the FL and OH Card Scanning tab located to the left of the page. You can print off a form and send to us for processing in both states.

Do all of your locations process Florida Level 2 background checks?
Answer: No. To find the most up-to-date list of locations that provide Florida fingerprinting services, please visit our locations tab and look for "Florida Level 2 Livescan background checks available at this location (with or without photo)" under the location's description.

Can I have a copy of a previously done background check?
Answer: Yes, you can typically request a copy of your BCI report from the Ohio BCI. There are stipulations, but you can obtain that information from their website at www.ohio attorneygeneral.gov.

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