U.S. Police Records

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Criminal records and history requests must be obtained from the FBI by forwarding the following information directly to the following:

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

  1. Written request for personal criminal history. The statement must be signed and include your complete return mailing address.
  2. Fingerprints placed on Form FD-258, the standard fingerprint card, which is available online. U.S. Embassy Prague does not provide fingerprinting services.
  3. USD $18 fee, payable by money order, certified check, or credit card to the United States Treasury.

For more information on each of these requirements, please visit the FBI Identification Record Request page.

Getting Your Fingerprints Taken
U.S. citizens and foreigners should be able to download the fingerprint cards from the FBI homepage. U.S. embassies and consulates do not generally provide this service. The Embassy is currently aware of two providers in the Czech Republic: https://www.fingerprintsinprague.com/ or www.fingerprints.cz.

Notarized affidavits in place of US Background Check
Under certain circumstances, a sworn statement affirming that you have no criminal history is accepted by the Czech Government. Please confirm this requirement with the appropriate Czech Government office related to your needs. There is a fee of $ 50.00 for this notarial from U.S. Embassy Prague. Appointments should be made online for this service.