IDENTITY HISTORY SUMMARY CHECKS (Rap Sheets) (FORMERLY KNOWN AS FBI CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK)
U.S. Embassy Seoul cannot provide, nor can the Embassy authenticate/apostille, an Identity History Summary Check (Rap sheet).
Obtaining an FBI Identity History Summary Check: For a fee, the FBI can provide individuals with an Identity History Summary Check, often referred to as a criminal history or “rap sheet”- listing information associated with FBI fingerprint submissions in connection to arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.
Fingerprinting services in Korea: The Korean National Police Agency informed the U.S. Embassy that the civil service center at district-level police stations in Korea are able to provide fingerprint services without charge. Please call your local district-level police station to verify hours and procedures. You may have to go to another police station if your local police station does not have the necessary equipment or staffing. Please visit the Korean National Police Agency’s official website to find a local police station closest to your residence.
Obtaining a Local Police Check: Contact your local police department where you reside or last resided in the United States, request that the police conduct a criminal records search and provide you with a document reflecting that there is no history of a criminal record. Local police departments may require your personal appearance in order to conduct the search.