US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?

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Subject: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?
  Hello, just wondering about everyone´s experience.. I currently reside in US so I require police certificate from FBI. I sent my fingerprint card (with my fingerprints I took at local UPS store) to FBI on May 10th, 2005. Now it´s June 24th, 6 weeks, and yet no response from FBI. How fast does it take?

A side note: the letter from Buffalo asking me to get FBI police certificate says that if I don´t submit my documents in 90 days, my application will be rejected.

Thanks everyone!

[24-06-2005,18:37]
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Lion
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
It takes 8 to 10 weeks to get the FBI clearance.

If you are not able to meet the 90 day deadline please send a fax/ letter to Buffalo mentioning that you are waiting for the clearance.

[24-06-2005,18:47]
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Kenny
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
We sent our fingerprints for FBI clearance from Toronto in mid-April and only got them back this week. About 2 months is a reasonable estimate.


- Max

[24-06-2005,21:05]
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Max
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
I got my FBI finger prints done from Toronto and sent it in February... Then I called FBI customer service and ask them to speedup as I gave them a dead line and told them that I need it for Canadian immigration...

They did a good job and in 18 days I had my FBI clearance on hand...

give that a try... call them and ask the secretary to put a note for your clearance and to speed up... I was infect impressed at such a quick service...

FBI - CJIS No. is 320-625-4490

- Harshal -

[24-06-2005,21:41]
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Harshal Soni
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
Sorry the no. is 320-625-5590

- Harshal -

[24-06-2005,21:41]
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Harshal Soni
US FBI fingerprint (in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
My experience is 8 to 10 weeks. They do give response to your call.
Good Luck

[24-06-2005,22:32]
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Yufi
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
I have another number for their Customer service which I used to call i.e. (304) 625-5590 or u can also email them at liason@leo.gov. Your FBI certificate doesn´t fall under 90 day rule. It took me 10 weeks to get it from FBI and by that time I already crossed my 90 day limit. CIC in Buffalo knows that sometimes it takes more time and it´s OK with them.
[24-06-2005,23:06]
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Akiindian
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
Everyone, thank you for replies.

I wonder if anyone actually had to send a note to Buffalo office that the FBI response has not arrived yet. How did you do it?

I was thinking of sending in the rest of the papers (like bank verification letter, job letter) to Buffalo along with a note saying that I"m waiting for FBI response. Has anyone done this before? How did it work out?

[25-06-2005,00:32]
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Lion
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
I think I should add this for clarity - I´m at a stage where medical test, job letter, bank letter and FBI police ceritificate was requested by Buffalo. They waived interview requirement. Initial application was submitted in Aug. 2004, AOR November 2004.
[25-06-2005,00:37]
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Lion
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
Call the FBI. They really do accommodate you.
[25-06-2005,09:11]
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Menino
(in reply to: US FBI fingerprint-how fast do you get response?)
U should call up FBI ( u can do that after 6 weeks) and telll them n that youn need it on priorty as there is a deadline for your application for canadian imigration.They would help in your case and expedite it.I did the same for my Finger printing report from FBI and I got it within a week of my call to them
[25-06-2005,13:52]
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catch22