How do you verify the identity of an FBI agent?

Inspect the badge and ID card.

  1. Look at the photo and make sure it matches the agent standing in front of you.
  2. Be sure the badge says Federal Bureau of Investigation at the top. Fake badges will often abbreviate to FBI.
  3. Make sure the badge is completely gold and has Department of Justice on the bottom.

How do I check my FBI status?

Things You Should Know The Applicant Background Check Status is located at: The ATI Number and Date of Birth are required to perform a search.

How do I authenticate an FBI background check?

The FBI will authenticate the results by placing their seal and a signature of a division official on the results of your background check. If you need the results apostilled, you must then submit the results to the U.S. Department of State.

What is an FBI clearance?

A security clearance is the ultimate FBI background check. It’s required for all employees who have a “need-to-know” status with national security information, classified at the Confidential or Secret level. This includes people who work for government contractors who have access to national security data.

What shows up on FBI background check?

The results of an FBI background check will often include all public federal misdemeanor convictions and felony convictions. The background check will show basic information about the charge on an applicant’s record, as well as information about the conviction and any resulting prison or jail time.

How do I message my FBI agent?

Report Threats and Federal Crimes

  1. Fill out our Online Tips and Public Leads form at
  2. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324)
  3. Contact your local field office or closest international office.

What forms do I need to submit for FBI background check?

FBI Background Check Authorization Form 1-783 – Enter the personal details of the applicant. FBI Fingerprint Form FD-258 – For the submission of fingerprints. If sent by mail at least 2 different copies should be conducted at the LiveScan or Standard Location.

How do I make a request through an FBI-approved channeler?

The process for making a request through an FBI-approved Channeler is consistent with FBI submission procedures. Please note that an FBI-approved Channeler may have different methods or processes for submissions. Also, additional fees may apply above the FBI fee for requests submitted through an FBI-approved Channeler.

How do I submit an identity history summary check to FBI?

The FBI has implemented a new option to electronically submit requests and receive responses for Identity History Summary Checks and Identity History Summary Challenges. The new eDO option will allow for faster processing of requests. Visit

How much does it cost to request an FBI background check?

If the request is for a couple, family, etc., include $18 for each person. The FBI will provide one sealed response for each request received. You may make as many copies as needed upon receipt of your response.