So today I went to my local police department to obtain a criminal background check. The lady at the desk told me that she could only get me a local (county-wide) check (I went ahead and got 2 sealed copies of this). She said if I wanted a state-wide check, I would need to contact the State Department. That got me thinking, there is also probably a country-wide check as well...ugh...so which one will be sufficient for my getting a job and non-imm. B visa? I have only until next Tuesday before I leave the U.S.A. Any help is appreciated!
If you have only until next Tuesday, go with what you got. Most people get the $16.00 FBI check. But you don't have time. Use the county-wide.
Haa, so I would need an official FBI check? Well, I guess I'll just have to get my parents to UPS it to me along with my Degree certificate...I just hope it doesn't delay my getting a job to the point of me running into financial trouble. Oh well, thanks for the help guys. I guess it's a wing and a prayer for me!
Hi - for the expedited check, did you use an FBI approved channeler? If so, which one? Another forum member told me to make the submission on my own. But the FBI website says that if I make the submission, then the processing time is five to six weeks. Using one of the approved channelers means a processing time of five to six days. Isn't the result the same? i.e., either way you get the same piece of paper?
City or state checks are sufficient for your average job in Thailand. They are often not asked for even though they are on the list of requirements for a visa.
BETTER schools will ask for an FBI check.
Legalization or an apostille are NOT necessary.