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How to Request a Criminal Record Check from the FBI (PDF 223 KB):


1. Complete the cover letter (PDF 92 KB).

  • If for a couple, family, etc., all persons must sign the cover letter;
  • Include your complete mailing address;
  • If you have a deadline (e.g., an immigration deadline), please include the deadline in the cover letter and on the outside of the envelope;

2. Provide proof of your identity, which consists of a set of your fingerprints (original card, no copies), with your name, date of birth and place of birth.  Fingerprints must be placed on a standard fingerprint form (FD-258).

Applicants may obtain the FD-258 from the Consular Section (MaputoConsular@state.gov) and go to the PIC* where they can take your fingerprints. There is a charge of 200 meticais for this service, payable to the PIC).

  • Include rolled impression of all ten fingerprints and impressions of all ten fingerprints taken simultaneously (these are sometimes referred to as plain or flat impressions.)
  • Previously processed fingerprint cards will not be accepted

3. Include $18 – U.S. dollars in the form of money order, certified check made payable to the Treasury of the United States, or credit card. Please complete the Credit Card Payment Form (PDF 41KB)

  • Be sure to sign where required
  • No personal checks or cash
  • Must be the exact amount
  • If for a couple, family, etc., the fee is $18 for each person
  • If paying by credit card you must include the completed credit card payment form
  • Credit cards cannot be use for expedited mail services

4. Mail items 1, 2, and 3 (listed above) to the following address:

FBI CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

*PIC- Policia de Investigação Criminal is located at Rua John Issa, 33 in Maputo