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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 Fees

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

Please check the Japan PI Pricing Page for more details.

Fingerprinting Location

FAQs for Fingerprint Taking

  • How to obtain an identity History Summary from the FBI?

    Access this link to apply for the online identity history summary certificate (rap sheet). Below are the general steps:

    Step 1: Register Email and Complete the Form
    Register your email to receive an email with the designated URL and PIN, and complete the form. 

    Step 2: Select Your Preferences
    You must select your preferences regarding response and status notifications.

    Step 3: Submit Your Fingerprints

    You may also choose to mail your completed fingerprint card (FD-1640) along with a copy of your confirmation e-mail to:
    FBI CJIS Division
    1000 Custer Hollow Road
    Clarksburg, WV 26306

    Step 4: Submit Payment
    Payment by credit card will be accepted, as well as payment via PayPal and Amazon accounts. 

    Step 5: Review and Confirm Your Request
    A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail provided on the request. 

    Step 6: Check Request Status
    You may use the original confirmation e-mail to check the status of your request.

    Step 7: Receive Your Results
    There are two options to receive your results: 1) E-mail with a secure link and personal identification number or 2) First-Class Mail via the U.S. Postal Service, if requested. 

  • Can you tell me how to fill in the form?

    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.
  • Can you take fingerprints for Singaporean government?

    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

  • Can you obtain a rap sheet from the FBI?

    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).

  • Will US Embassy in Japan take our fingerprints?

    No. The 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)

  • Will Japanese Police take our fingerprints?

    At the head police station in each prefecture, they will assist with your fingerprinting for the 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 FBI criminal record checks.

  • Is ORI number assigned to your agency?

    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 NCIC (FBI) reply when asking a question about this.

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

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

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

  • Are you certified by the foreign governments?

    No. We provide fingerprinting skills and signatures on official documents as a witness. But we are not directly certified by any of the overseas public offices. Please make sure that the organization asking for 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.

  • Can you provide this service in Osaka as well?

    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.

  • Can I just walk-in, or do I need to make an appointment first?

    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.

  • Are there any foreign embassies that take our fingerprints?

    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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