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FBI Background Check

Some countries require that you have a national police report as well as a local report.  Please note that these background checks can often take a significant time to process (up to four months) unless you work through an FBI Channeler (see below). It is advisable to request them at the time you are accepted to your host institution. You will also be required to certify the document with the Apostille of the Hague, as certified by the "Competent Authority" in your home country. 

FBI Background Check: for students from the United States this background check will be a FBI Identity History Summary Check. For information on how to request an FBI Background Check consult this link. When requesting your FBI Background Check, you should submit a request that the document include the FBI seal and the signature of a division official. You will need the signature and seal to obtain the Apostille Seal of the Hague from the U.S. Department of State. The FBI Background Check can take up to 16 weeks. For a faster processing time CIE highly recommends that students submit their request via Electronic Departmental Order, or use a FBI-approved channeler.  Loyola has worked successfully with the National Background Check, Inc.
Please note that University Police can take your fingerprints officially for this background check.
Revised 8/10/2018