The FBI Identification Record, also known as a criminal history record or a "rap sheet," is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. This record is based on fingerprint submissions received by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.
- Fingerprint-Based Identification Services: The FBI provides fingerprint-based identification services to various organizations and individuals for a range of purposes, including employment, licensing, immigration, and background checks.
- Identity History Summary Checks: The FBI offers Identity History Summary checks, which provide a detailed report of an individual's criminal history based on their fingerprints. These checks are generally used for personal review, visa applications, adoptions, or overseas employment.
- Background Checks: The FBI conducts background checks for certain purposes such as employment in sensitive positions, ownership of firearms, or national security clearances. These checks include a comprehensive review of an individual's criminal history and other relevant records.
- Federal Employment Background Investigations: The FBI conducts thorough background investigations for individuals seeking federal employment. These investigations include a review of an individual's past employment, education, criminal history, and other relevant information.
- Federal Security Clearances: The FBI plays a key role in conducting background investigations for individuals seeking access to classified information or secure facilities. These investigations help determine an individual's eligibility for a federal security clearance.