FBI Background Check
Procedure to search criminal history
Individuals requesting their own criminal history for a visa, immigration, personal records check, or adoption should remember the following.
- If you are a Michigan resident, go to your local Michigan law enforcement agency (Royal Printing) and ask to be printed on a Michigan Applicant Fingerprint card (RI-008).
- If you are not a Michigan resident but require a Michigan criminal history record check, go to any law enforcement agency (Royal Printing) in the state where you reside and ask to be printed on an FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card (FD-258). The “Reason Fingerprinted” block of the card writes in “Michigan Record Check”. Complete the card entirely. Include a cover letter explaining the reason for the fingerprint submission. Requirements are the same as Michigan residents.