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How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

UPDATED: 22/01/18

Obtaining an FBI background check is one of the most headache-inducing parts of applying to teach English in Korea. And with the excruciatingly-slow 3-4 month FBI processing time, it’s easy to see why.

But now Korvia has teamed-up with Accurate Biometrics (one of the leading FBI-approved channelers) to create an FBI background check process specifically for those looking to teach in South Korea. Not only that but you will be able to receive your results back in approximately ONE WEEK!

This channeled FBI background check is accepted by both Korean immigration and English teaching programs in Korea (EPIK, GEPIK, SMOE, GOE), making it the best way to get an FBI background check if you want to teach English in Korea.

As EPIK and SMOE operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, applicants know that getting your documents in fast is one of the most important factors for getting your 1st location choice. If you’re trying to get into the SMOE program (Seoul), then speed is of the utmost importance.

Follow these steps, and you will have an FBI background check in your hands in approximately 5-7 business days:


1. Get fingerprinted at your local police station right now

If you’re reading this and the sun is still out, get your fingerprints taken at your local police station right now. Print out two (2) standard FD258 fingerprint forms on standard A4 computer paper and take them with you. Two sets of prints are required by Accurate Biometrics to channel an FBI background check.

KORVIA PRO TIP: Get extra sets of fingerprints taken

This will save you a lot of time in the future if you ever plan to change jobs after your first year in Korea. By doing this, you can hold onto the extra sets and send one of them back to the US to get an additional FBI background check when needed. This lets you bypass the hassle of having to get fingerprinted in Korea and send your results back to the US. Kill two birds with one stone!

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2. Fill out the Application Form

Download the Accurate Biometrics Korvia Form. This form is tailored for those that are going to teach English in South Korea. Fill out the sections HIGHLIGHTED in yellow. You can select the standard shipping service, but if you want your results even faster, choose the 2-day mailing service.

KORVIA PRO TIP: Apply Secured PDF FBI Result and obtain an Apostille using Monument Visa Service.

Select “Option 1” on your application form and provide an e-mail address for faster FBI result. This service is provided to allow the applicant to retrieve/save/print your individual FBI response.

3. Fill out the payment form on the bottom of the application

We’ve worked with Accurate Biometrics to give applicants a $5.00 discount on the service. This service only costs $50 (includes standard shipping) or $70 for your results with super-fast shipping. So in comparison, you have the option to either pay the FBI directly $20 and wait 4 months, or use this service for $50 and only wait 1 week.

Make sure to pay by credit card to avoid any extra processing time!

4. Send

Send off the above application, payment form, and two sets of fingerprints in a manilla envelope (don’t you dare fold anything!) to the following address:

Accurate Biometrics
Attn: Korvia
500 Park Boulevard
Suite 1260
Itasca, IL 60143

5. Wait for your FBI Background Check

Wait approximately 5-7 business days for your results to be channeled and mailed back to you.

6. Pat yourself on the back

That’s it! Pat yourself on the back and know that you just saved yourself 90% of the time of doing it the standard way. If you’ve already accepted a position and are in a bit of time crunch, using this service can be a life-saver.

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For more detailed steps and information, please head over to the Official Accurate Biometrics – Korvia page at the Accurate Biometrics website.


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By |2018-04-19T19:59:21+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Document Guides, Featured Articles, Guides|125 Comments

About the Author:

Korvia Consulting
Started in 2006, Korvia Consulting is one of the premiere recruiting agencies in South Korea. Korvia works directly with the Korean government to places native English teachers into ESL positions at public schools in Korea.


  1. Abbygail Monton December 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’m from Canada and to get my CRC I can choose either electronic “digital fingerprinting” or the traditional “ink and roll fingerprinting.” Which one should I choose?

    • Stephen Hattersley
      Stephen Hattersley December 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Abbygail!

      Please check with the RCMP and which type they prefer. If in doubt, we recommend “ink-rolled” as it will allow you to get multiple prints done, so that in the future if you need another CRC done while you’re in Korea, you can send the extra prints back to Canada.

      • Abbygail Monton December 8, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

        Alright. Thanks for your help Stephen. I’ll take that into consideration.

  2. Michael December 10, 2015 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Are the background checks apostatized?

  3. Amy December 17, 2015 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Can this background check be used for teaching in private schools (hagwons)?

    • Stephen Hattersley
      Stephen Hattersley December 17, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Hi Amy!

      Yes it can be used for private schools as well! It is accepted by Korean immigration, so all programs and positions should accept it.

  4. One Day Apostille January 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Hi!! Such a great article, I have to say I’m surprised by all this useful information, but I think you have missed something, after all process that you have mentioned in the article were already done and if this document “which is FBI CBC” going to head back to Korea, before that, apostille will be necessary. please let me know if I was wrong or I missed anything.

  5. Bill February 1, 2016 at 2:34 am - Reply


    When I click on FD258 fingerprint forms and Accurate Biometrics Korvia Form links I get “Sorry, the page you are looking for could not be found.” Also, I get a script that reads, 1/1 NotFoundHttpException in RouteCollection.php line 161:. Do you have this form some where else on the site or should I contact Accurate Biometrics directly? Thank you.

  6. George Palafox February 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I have a question regarding the fingerprint forms. I’ve done them multiple times and the officers have folded the sections with a ruler as to get my prints properly done. Of course, I straighten them out afterwards. Would that invalidate the FD-258 forms with this channeler? I’ve never had an issue with the fingerprint forms sending them to the FBI the normal way.

  7. Lana February 13, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I am an American citizen but I live in Canada (not near the border). So I cannot get finger printed at a USA police office. How do you recommend me to get finger printed

    • Stephen Hattersley
      Stephen Hattersley February 15, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Hi Lana,

      From our experience you do not need to be finger printed in the US. You can get fingerprinted in Canada and then sends the prints to Accurate Biometrics or the FBI directly.

  8. Curious March 4, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Hi, just curious but after looking at the Korvia form I noticed that the first and second page are identical but the first page is the only page that is highlighted. All we need is to include/print the first page and nothing else, right?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting March 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Yes. Please send off the first page of application, payment form, and two sets of fingerprints in a manilla envelope (Please do not fold anything!) to the following address:

      Accurate Biometrics
      Attn: Korvia
      500 Park Boulevard
      Suite 1260
      Itasca, IL 60143

      • No Longer Curious March 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the super swift response. You have a great day

  9. Jamie Boehmer March 20, 2016 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Thanks for all this information! I wanted to make sure I fully understood the payment amount. i’m selecting the 2nd option that is recommended. That is $50 correct? Is there any other processing fee I need to include in this credit card form that I’m filling out?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Hi Jamie,

      We suggest you to contact Accurate Biometrics directly for payment inquiries.

      Have a great day.

  10. Britt April 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Hello, I had a CBC from Accurate several years ago and still have one fingerprint card. So these expire, ie do the prints have to be recent?

    Also, will the CBC with this method be a new check or a copy of the CBC from years ago (therefore, useless)?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Britt,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      We suggest you to use most recent fingerprint card for your background check application and CBC is only valid for 6 months since it has been issued. Korean immigration office will not accept older background check for your E2 working visa application.


  11. girlofthestarz April 26, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply


    I just had my finger prints taken but they were done on cards provided at the police station. The cards basically look identical to that of Accurate Biometrics except under APPLICANT it doesn’t say: FD-258 (Rev. 9-9-13) 1110-0046

    Can i still use these cards with my submission for a fast background check with Accurate Biometrics? I did write Korvia in the section that says: YOUR NO. OCA


    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      We believe you can use your finger prints that police station provided however please check with accurate biometrics regarding this delicate matter please.

      Thank you.


  12. Earline Worsley May 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Creative post . I was fascinated by the information ! Does anyone know where I can get ahold of a template DoJ Form FD-258 document to use ?

  13. Jessica May 11, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

    What can we do if our fingerprints were rejected twice from the FBI? Is there any other way of receiving an FBI background check? Please help because I have no way of getting this information and the FBI can’t read my fingerprints.

  14. tigerocket May 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    This is too good to be true.

    Has anyone tried it? Did it work for them? I was told to go through the NBCI website since they can expedite the process, but not in a week.

  15. Waiting in NYC August 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I like this service but please do not use regular mail. It’s been 3 weeks and it has not arrived! I called and had to change to USPS 2 day deliver. Now says will arrive Monday. It’s been a long wait. I never mentioned the CBC but i hope it has the FBI Seal so I can send it to the DoS.

  16. Natalie August 18, 2016 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Hello I’m not a Korvia recruit but need the criminal check asap. I’m in korea but can i still use this service? Please let me know asap

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting August 21, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Hi Natalie,

      You can use the service while you are staying in South Korea. However, you need to do your fingerprints done with Korean police department and you should provide a home address because result can’t be sent internationally.

      THank you.

  17. Eliza Avery September 1, 2016 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Hi! I was wondering if fingerprints expire–I had mine taken about a year ago.

    Thank you!

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting September 1, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Hi Eliza,

      We believe your fingerprints has no expiration date however please try to contact Accurate Biometrics directly if they can accept your 1 year old fingerprints from.


  18. katherine kim September 14, 2016 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Hi, im filling out the application and do we have to check the highlighted box for reason for request? I would be using the application to work in a foreign country, but the example application indicated to check for the “review for your own record” and I was just curious if that mattered at all. Thank you

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting September 17, 2016 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Hi Katherine,

      We advise you to contact your future employer who is requesting background check if she/he want to obtain the background check with a specific request. Also, you can contact Accurate Biometrics directly in order to make sure that you will have a correct background check for your use.


  19. Diana September 18, 2016 at 2:43 am - Reply

    I’m from Canada and do we have to do finger printing?
    I got the clearance letter, is that sufficient ?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting September 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Diana,

      You have to secure National level FINGER-PRINT based checks from the RCMP. Electronic submission only takes 5-10 days to process and paper fingerprint cards by registered mail can take almost 2 months.


  20. Yvonne September 25, 2016 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Do you absolutely require the FD-258 documents to be printed on standard A4 paper? I printed it out on standard 8.5×11 and it looks okay.

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting September 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Yvonne,

      We believe your FD-258 documents should be fine if it looks okay. However, you can always double check with accurate biometrics before you will send the form.

  21. Steve October 1, 2016 at 2:32 am - Reply

    All of us are not American….

  22. Jeua October 5, 2016 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Do I have to apply through Korvia in order to send my fingerprints to Accurate Biometrics?

  23. Alex McLane October 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Where can I get fingerprinted in Korea?

  24. Sue Lee October 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Hi for the address part of the form, can I use the korean address? I no longer have address in my home country.

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting October 20, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Sue,

      We believe you have to use your home country’s address. We would like to suggest you use your parent’s address.


  25. Payton October 13, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

    If I am in China, can I get fingerprinted in China?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting October 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Payton,

      You may able to get your fingerprints with Chinese police department however you have to contact your local police office directly for the process.


  26. shey November 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Can I use your Korvia link to get the 5 dollars off even if i’m not apart of Korvia Recruiting?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting November 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Shey,

      You can get your promotion if you will apply the service through our website.

      Have a great day.

  27. Chris December 5, 2016 at 12:38 am - Reply


    I live in Korea. Is it possible for me to go to a police station in Korea to get my fingerprints taken? If so, does it have to be at a station near my home or can it be done at any station in the country?


  28. Amanda December 12, 2016 at 5:19 am - Reply


    I accidentally selected option 1 instead of option 2 on my sheet and mailed it in. I’ve tried contacting Accurate Biometrics by leaving a voicemail and email but I have yet to hear back from them. I am wishing to change it to option 2. is there a better way to contact them?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting December 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Amanda,

      Here is a contact information of Accurate Biometrics and this is the only contact information that we have.

      Accurate Biometrics
      500 Park Blvd, Suite 1260
      Itasca, IL 60143

      P: 1-866-361-9944
      F: 1-773-205-4020

      Call us between 8a-6p CST, Monday – Friday

      Chat with us anytime between 9a-5p CST, Monday – Friday

  29. Michael December 12, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I followed this guide and got my background check back. Your example document had highlighted the “Personal Review” line instead of the “Live, Work, or Travel in a Foreign Country” option under the Reason for Request section. My background check returned positive, but says the following:

    “This Identity History Summary (IdHS) is provided pursuant to 28 CFR 16.30-16.34 solely for you to conduct a personal review and/or obtain a change, correction, or updating of your record. *This IdHS is not provided for the purpose of licensing or employment or any other purpose enumerated in 28 CFR 20.33*”

    Am I effectively out of $55 and two weeks of my time as I approach deadline? I will be calling the Secretary of State tomorrow to see if this is acceptable for obtaining a work visa, but it doesn’t sound like it will be and I will have to wait and pay again for the appropriate type of background check then get it Apostilled.

    • Daniel January 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Did it end up working?

  30. Isaiah December 13, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply


    Will I be able to follow this service even if I am not a Korvia recruit? I applied independently and I am wondering if I will still be able to follow this process to obtain my fingerprints.

  31. […] weeks to get your results. The second method, which I prefer, is much faster but is quite costly. This site does an excellent job of explaining everything. It costs $50 and you are required to have 2 sets of […]

  32. Seth Martin January 8, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Sorry to ask basically the same questions others have asked, but I just want to be sure.
    I am American, but I live in Korea now.
    I am applying for a job, and I know the management, and the only holdup is the potential delay of my CRC.
    If I am already working with a hiring team (not Korvia), and I live in Korea presently, can I still use this process to speed everything up?

    If I start this process this week, how long should I expect everything to take (including getting the CRC apostilled)?

    Thanks so much for your service!

  33. jacky January 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I’ve read from a few other sources that we need to note that we need the CBC to have some form of seal to indicate that it was “notarized”? Will going through this channeler automatically do that or will I need to indicate to them that I request a seal to be apostilled? I’m worried about doing this and then not being able to get it apostilled by the Department of State

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting January 10, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      Channeler only can help you to obtain CBC, and you need to obtain Apostille by yourself, or you can use other services who can help you to get an apostille stamp however apostille service is expensive, and we recommend you to obtain by yourself.

      • jacky January 11, 2017 at 2:12 am - Reply

        Hi, I was not talking about apostilling the CBC. Sorry if you were confused. I read past sources that we need to have a piece of paper saying “Please provide an FBI seal and signature from a Division Officer for the purpose of obtaining a Federal Apostille.” Do we still need to do that?

        • Korvia Consulting
          Korvia Consulting January 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

          Yes, you need the FBI seal and signature from a Division Office if you want to obtain a Federal Level of Apostille.

  34. Andrew February 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    How do we go about getting the signature from the Division Office? Just put a note in with the fignerprints we send out?

  35. Tina February 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all this great information! If I am not a part of Korvia, but applying on my own, do I still put ATTN: Korvia in the address?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Yes, you should put ATTN:Korvia for the discount. Anyone can use this service with Korvia discount.

  36. Tabitha March 25, 2017 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Is there a reason we check ‘To Review your own record’ instead of ‘To live, work, or travel in a foreign country’?

  37. Mary March 27, 2017 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Thank you for this article. I am applying for a visa to teach in China. Can Korvia help me obtain an FBI background check that can be used for my Chinese visa?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 5, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately, we are only helping teachers to teach in South Korea for now.

  38. Jamian Bailey April 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    I have a quick question.

    I recently got fingerprints and I plan to send off my information tomorrow. If I select option one the email option i can save the pdf and print off for future references?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 14, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Hi Jamian,

      You can print out the pdf file however you may able to access once so keep your file safe. Also, you may want to apply an original copy of FBI background check if you are planning to obtain the apostille from the department of states by yourself instead of using 3rd party service such as Monument visa.

  39. Yow April 7, 2017 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Great article! Is there a similar site on here where you get your diploma notarized and apostatized or do you have to do it the original way? Also will all this be process through in person for the diploma check notarized and apostatized or could we also send it by mail as well?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 14, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Hi Yow,

      You can obtain an apostille on your copy of diploma by using Monument visa service, and we suggest you use this service for both FBI and diploma because it will be cheaper and save your time.

  40. Brian April 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I did my CRC back in 2012 and I need to do it again…I think I understand but how do I get it apostilled???

  41. Ben April 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Can I send in a pdf of my CRC to be apostilled through Monument Visa? Aren’t I required to submit a hard copy of my CRC to the State Department for this?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 17, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Hi Ben,

      Monument visa provides a service to obtaining Apostille stamp on your documents from the department of state. You can send a pdf file if you have obtained your FBI background check in pdf form.

  42. Peter Cho April 18, 2017 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Would this FBI CRC be accepted by TALK?(sister program of EPIK)

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 18, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Hi Peter,

      TALK program will accept FBI CRC like other public school teaching program in Korea.

      Have a great day.

  43. Nancy April 20, 2017 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Hi There! Do I have to get a background check and have it completed before I apply? I would like to apply before the deadline of May 1st for the fall. However, I do not believe I will have time to get it completed beforehand. Also, when would be the latest I could submit it? Thanks in advance!

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 25, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi Nancy,

      You don’t have to obtain your background check in advance; however, we suggest you get your fingerprints form.


  44. Skyler May 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great article! One question that I have, is it possible to receive the results while living in South Korea? I’m currently living in South Korea and I need to obtain a criminal record check to upgrade my visa status. I’d be very grateful if you could provide any information about this. Thank you~~

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting May 8, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Hi Skyler,

      You can obtain your background check while you are living in South Korea. However, you might need to pay extra for getting an Apostille stamp on the FBI check.

      1. Print out fingerprints form.
      2. Visit local Korean police station for fingerprints done.
      3. Shipping your fingerprints to Accurate Biometrics and apply for digital PDF result
      4. Save PDF result after receiving an e-mail from FBI (Accurate Biometrics)
      5. Send PDF file to Monument Visa (Apostille Service)
      6. Monument Visa will send you the FBI background check after obtaining the Apostille Stamp on it.

      *It will take 1~2weeks to get everything and please try to contact monument visa if you are in a hurry.

  45. AJ May 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Hi. I’m wondering if this only applies to residents in the states, and not including the apostille process. I’m currently in Korea, if I applied throught Korvia, could I get my CBC sent back to me in Korea? That would be great as the FBI website says it must be sent to a US address.

  46. Brad May 10, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I am planning on working in China. Would I be able to use this system for my background check and submit it to Chinese immigration? The article states that this is specifically tailored to South Korea so I’m wondering if it would be different. Thanks!

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting May 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Brad,

      You can obtain FBI background check using this system however you need to notarize the document at nearest Chinese embassy or consulate.

  47. Griselda Segura May 13, 2017 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Hi, just so I know I have the process correct.

    1. Get fingerprinted with appropriate cards and forms.
    2. Send two sets of fingerprints to Accurate Biometrics and either select the $50 or $70 option to receive FBI background/Identity History Summary Check.
    3. Once received, can be sent DIRECTLY to be APOSTILLE using either regular methods or Monument Service (for expedited requests).
    The FBI Background/Identity History Summary will be signed and sealed by the FBI, no need for additional work, correct?
    As well the PDF portion and received FBI Background/ Identity History Summary are VALID DOCUMENTS.

    Thank you!~~Griselda~~

  48. Amaline June 14, 2017 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Is the FBI background check a nation wide one and is it good for SDALS?(Samyook SDA Language School)

    • Henry Oh
      Henry Oh June 14, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Hi Amaline,

      Your FBI background check should be acceptable for SDALS however you have to make sure that your FBI result will have Apostille stamp on it.

      Wish you all the best for your new adventure.

      • Amaline June 15, 2017 at 4:05 am - Reply

        Is this approved for all USA states? and May I also do your Apostille stamp in one week?(Monument visa for obtainitng Apostille stamp)

  49. Seth Borchardt June 15, 2017 at 1:00 am - Reply

    I noticed on the form that “To review your own record” is highlighted. Shouldn’t it be “To live, work, or travel in a foreign country”?

  50. JK July 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I need to back my FBI background check finished (as the FBI failed on my previous attempt) as quickly as possible in order to obtain my Korean visa. Can you please tell me the exact process, step-by-step, to get my fingerprints to the channeler, get the application for background check to the FBI, have it processed, get an apostille stamp affixed, and have the approved FBI check sent to my father as quickly as possible? As well, how much will all of this cost in total?
    Thank you.

  51. Brad July 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Ok… so i got the check done but in huge bold writing it says “This IdHS is not provided for the purpose of licensing, employment or any other purpose enumerated in 28 CFR 20.33.”
    That sounds like exactly the opposite of what i need it to say or what is advertised on their website 🙁 any advice? Thank you.

  52. jack July 20, 2017 at 4:06 am - Reply

    What is the price for the PDF e-mail option? I think that would be nice to know. All I can find is $50 for regular mail shipping and $70 for faster mail shipping but nothing about the online option. Thanks.

  53. Jennifer July 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Hello I’m currently in Korea, Korean but resident of United States and I need my FBI background check for my job.
    Is there a way I can make payment from Korea and get my background check asap???

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting July 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Jennifer,

      Please print out FBI fingerprint form then, visit local Korean police station (경찰서) for fingerprints. You can send your fingerprints form and application to accurate biometrics.

      You have to make sure that you will request for FBI check in PDF form. You will be able to receive an e-mail by Accurate Biometrics then you must forward the PDF result to monument visa (Apostille company) then they will send you the FBI result with Apostille stamp on it by DHL or FedEx.

      This might cost you around 150~200USD however it is a very reasonable cost if you can imagine to fly back to your home country and do all the process.

      We wish you all the best.

  54. Lauren August 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I’m currently in Thailand, leaving for Korea next week. Is it okay that I get fingerprinted at a Thai police station?

  55. Sammy September 13, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply


    I’ve sent my application along with fingerprints down at a local police station done here in Seoul. I’ve sent a 50$ money order with my application and finger prints. I hope this is ok? Thank you

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting September 14, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Hi Sammy,

      Please try to contact accurate biometrics directly if you want to check your application status.

      Have a great day.

  56. salwa November 10, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Hello, I am a US citizen and currently in korea so I no longer live in the states, not even my parents, only trusted friends. I need to get my FBI CBC and apostille it.
    so I’ve read that it says no third party in the “mail results to address” section in the application form, so can I just write my name in the “Applicant name” and my friends address?
    I have a friend who can receive my documents as I learned that you dont do international shipping. so I wrote my friends address.
    and for the payment process, I dont have a credit card so I will use my sister’s , but she also live is in korea and no longer lives in the states. and her credit card was issued in korea. so I will write her name and card info. but the billing address, which address shall i write? My sister’s address in korea where the card was issued? or my friend’s in the states?
    I also need to know the amount of money to write it. so for the application its $50. what about the apostille?
    How much should I write? I want the FBI CBC to be apositlle. so Which shipping service should i choose?
    and I want all my documents to be send at my friends address in the states.

  57. Kristal January 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    HI, I’m working in China. I see you are accepted by the South Korean immigration do you know if you are accepted by Chinese immigration

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting January 15, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Hi Kristal,

      Background check may acceptable however you must authenticate your background check by Chinese embassy or consulate additionally.

  58. Cat February 3, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Hi, I am planning to get FBI criminal record for working in Korea, but I am not applying for English teacher.

    Is it still the same thing?
    Or is this one here only for English teacing job in Korea?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Henry Oh
      Henry Oh February 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Cat,

      You can use this background check for other visas as well. Please don’t forget to obtain your apostille stamp on your background check.

  59. Rochelle February 22, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Hello Korvia,

    Can I use your form with accurate biometrics to get my background check even if I am not using Korvia to apply to teach in Korea? I’m applying with no recruiter.

    Thanks so much.

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting February 22, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Rochelle,

      You can use our form with accurate biometrics to get your background check. We are supporting teacher who is applying directly to Teach English program in Korea.

  60. Lauren February 28, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply


    I’m living in Vietnam (I’ve been here 2.5 years) at the moment and changing employers, and they need a new background check (despite my not having lived in America for eight years). I know this is tailored for people going to teach in Korea, but can I use it for my situation as well? I need the background check as soon as possible, and I can’t fly to California for a live scan.

  61. AJ March 17, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Hi there, so i’ve obtained my pdf copy of my fingerprints. But I’m confused about where I get them apostilled. I see you guys have the information for monument visa and it says that I can email them a copy of my PDF with the form. However, I don’t see any information on where to email that information.

  62. Ryan March 18, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Hello, I am currently in Japan and I am having problems getting my fingerprints taken (Embassy or Police won’t do it). There is only one private company that does that. Would that work?

  63. Mattea Harbour March 21, 2018 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Quick question: on the bottom of the applicant info form, the version with all the yellow highlights has To Review your own record as the reason for request. But wouldn’t our reason be to live, work or travel in a foreign country?

  64. MAI March 24, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I am trying to download the application form for it but is there another form I can download as the one you provided on the article has “Example Only – Please Fill the Fields Below on Original Form.” Or I’m not sure if that’s okay if I just download it and just fill it out anyways. Thank you, looking forward to a response.

  65. […] for free and used Korvia’s connection with Accurate Biometrics for my FBI background check (, This expedited service costs $50, but it’s worth it!  It’d cost $20 if you […]

  66. Samar April 6, 2018 at 4:23 am - Reply


    I applied to you guys but I got a rejection email saying you currently do not have positions that fit my job requirements.

    I noticed that the “FD258 fingerprint forms” say Korvia on them.

    Can I still use those even though you guys rejected my application?

    • Korvia Consulting
      Korvia Consulting April 6, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Yes, you can use it and our name is on the application form so you can have a discount from Accurate Biometrics.

      • Samar April 6, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

        Thank you for your reply.

        I was also wondering if I could have an opportunity to speak with a recruiter.

        I am a US citizen but I am originally from Iraq. I have been in the US for 12 years.

        I have my BA and MS from the US.

        Would I be able to be an English teacher in Korea? I think I would be a great fit as I have been in the same situation as the students.

  67. Richelle April 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    It says that we can get the results in 24 hours when using a LiveScan. Is there a particular form to use specifically to get the Livescan results instead of the fingerprinting card?

  68. Taylor Fong May 15, 2018 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Do our fingerprints need to be in ink or can they be digital LiveScan?

    Thanks so much!

  69. John June 11, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Hello. I have my FBI background check and only need the apostille. Can you help?

  70. Jalen July 10, 2018 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Do I need to provide an envelope in the manila folder with a return address?

  71. Hi July 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Hi, do the print outs have to be color?

  72. Jenny August 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Hi. I need to get my fingerprints done ASAP and I’m in Korea. Will they mail my results to my Korean address?

  73. Clara August 16, 2018 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Does it absolutely have to be on A4 paper? I printed out the fingerprint form on regular 8 x 12-or will they not take it?

  74. Adil September 3, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Hello, I’m in China and I would need to get my Criminal Record to apply for a job. What is the fastest way I can make it?
    Is here in China a company like you, that could speed up this process?
    I really appreciate your help.

  75. Samira lawal November 16, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply


    I’m a US citizen, currently teaching in Thailand. I want to apply for a fbi background check but I’m not ready to fly back to the United States. Is it possible for me to obtain an FBI background check in one week from Thailand by printing out the FBI form?

  76. Ray December 1, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Do I need to take ink-rolled fingerprinting or are live scanned prints sufficient?

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