Fingerprints For FBI and Other Governments

by Japan PI

Fingerprinting in Japan For Government Background Checks

We can assist you to take fingerprints for the FBI and other government’s registration.

You are in the right place if you need to submit fingerprints form when you apply government-related employment or a workplace with a strict screening policy.

We are ready to record your fingerprints for FBI registration. In Japan, the police station will never provide this kind of service for ordinary citizens.

The processing time can be much quicker through the approved channels for FBI background checks than sending the form to FBI directly.

Fingerprint Sample
Finger print pad

Identity History Summary Checks

FBI Background Checks

We prepare fingerprint cards (FD-258), take fingerprints of our client on the form, and sign on it.

For more details about the procedure to the FBI, please refer to this site. Identity History Summary Checks

Fingerprinting Package

Fingerprinting - JPY22,000

We take fingerprints on the designated template paper (FD-258, etc.) and sign as a civilian witness for FBI or other officials. We charge additional JPY3,000 if we visit your designated place to provide fingerprinting service.

Currently, we provide this service only in Tokyo and surrounding area.

When traveling to a remote place, we charge out-of-pocket expenses from Tokyo.

Travel Expenses - JPY3,000 + out-of-pocket expenses

We charge traveling charge JPY3,000 plus out-of-pocket expenses for the place we visit.

Fingerprinting Location

FAQs for Fingerprint Taking

Please check this PDF for how to fill in the form.

Guidance for FD25830280620

Bellow is the brief specific code index

*Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) Block —-> Blank

*Date of Birth (DOB) —–> MM/DD/YYYY)

Citizenship (CTZ) —–> NCIC Country Code

Codes for GENDER

  • M = Male
  • F = Female

Codes for EYES

  • BLU – Blue
  • BRO – Brown
  • BLK – Black
  • GRN – Green
  • GRY – Gray
  • HAZ – Hazel
  • MAR – Maroon
  • MUL – Multi-Colored
  • PNK – Pink
Codes for RACE
  • A – Asian
  • B – Black
  • W – Caucasian/Latino
  • I – Native American
  • U – Other Ethnicity
Codes for HAIR
  • BAL – Bald (if most af the hair on top is lost)
  • BLK – Black
  • BLN – Blond or Strawberry
  • BLU – Blue
  • BRO – Brown
  • GRN – Green
  • GRY – Gray or partially gray
  • RED – Red or Auburn
  • ONG – Orange
  • PLE – Purple
  • PNK – Pink
  • SDY – Sandy
  • WHI – White
  • XXX – Unknown
Use 3 digits for feet/inches, e.g
“503” for 5-feet 3-inches)
Use US-standard pounds (not Kg)
ers if required.

Singaporean embassy will take fingerprints for Singaporean police. Please contact them and make an appointment.

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore – Tokyo
Address: 5 Chome-12-3 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032
Phone: 03-3586-9111

No. We are not an FBI-approved channeler (a third party that helps deliver your information to the FBI). We only assist you to take fingerprints for the application of the
Identity History Summary Checks.

You can download the application form from the FBI website. You must also submit a set of your fingerprints.

The FBI will send your police certificate when they receive your application form, fingerprints card, and a certified cheque or money order for the processing fees (payable to the U.S. Treasury).

No. US Embassy will not collect fingerprints for FBI Criminal record Checks. They are not authorized to provide criminal history checks or assist you to take fingerprints for FBI Form 258.

Fingerprinting Where To Go (US Embassy)

At the head police station in each prefecture, they will assist your fingerprinting for FBI form. However, they will not sign the form for no matter what reasons. Therefore, in the end, the fingerprinting taken by the Japanese police can’t be used for the purpose of FBI criminal record checks.

No. We don’t have an ORI (Originating Agency Identifier) number.

As we are supposed to provide fingerprinting service in Japan, an ORI number could not be assigned to a foreign agency.

Below is the reply from NCIC (FBI) when asking a question about this.

Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 02:45

ORI assignments for licensing and employment purposes are generally processed by a State Identification Bureaus (SIBs) based upon state statutes authorizing a fingerprint background check.

Johnna McDonald
Management & Program Analyst
NCIC Operations & Policy Unit (NOPU)
304 625-4543


We provide a fingerprinting skill and sign on any official documents as a witness. But we are not directly certified by any of the overseas public offices. Plese make sure if the organization asking your fingerprint is OK with our signature as a private agency.

As we are based in Japan, there is no way we are officially certified by the overseas governments. Usually, licenses and permits fix their jurisdiction. For example, US license will not be valid outside the US soil. Japanese license does not make any sense in the US.

I am sorry. But we currently provide this service only in Tokyo office.

There is no regular staff who can handle the fingerprint recording in Osaka office.

However, there is some time when the person in charge of fingerprinting service happens to be in Osaka office. Please contact us for our availability.

Please make a reservation. We are basically fielding investigators. We are not always at our office.

Also, please be advised that we may have to put off the appointment just in case we get an urgent field operation.

Based on the information from our clients, that Singaporean embassy and Jamaican embassy are providing fingerprinting service for its citizens.
Hello Japan PI,
I wanted to thank you again for your excellent service in preparing my fingerprints for an FBI background check. I submitted the two fingerprint cards, hard copies, to VetConnex, one of the FBI authorized partners on the official list. (
Everything worked smoothly and I received my FBI background check. I did have to submit a US mailing address as they will only post to a US address. (I used my mother’s house and had her mail the package to me in Japan.)

Maybe this information could be useful for someone trying to do this with your office in the future.

Thank you again for your help,
CA Licensed Attorney

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