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lorenchristopher



Joined: 25 Dec 2007

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: FBI Background Check Expedited....impossible? Reply with quote

I'm sure this has been beaten over the head with a hammer on here, but I just want to make sure.

I went through and "FBI Approved Channeler" to get mine done, and after paying the extra money it turns out the check is not official and so cannot be Apostilled.

Then I heard you can call your congressman and they can expedite it for you, but after speaking with a lovely lady at my congressman's office she assured me that it cannot be done, and showed me on the FBI's website where is even states that.

So, there is no way to expedite that process....am I right? Just triple checking here...lol.
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shamash



Joined: 02 Jun 2012

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congressman's lady is lying to you. Mine did it for me. I got my CBC taken care of in about a week and a half from me sending it away to getting it back.
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lorenchristopher



Joined: 25 Dec 2007

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shamash: Do you have any government website that says a congressman can expidite the process? Even the FBI's site said they cannot. (She asked for me to give her something that says a congressman can expedite it....this is why I'm asking)
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overdrive2023x



Joined: 08 Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try another congressman's office. Or do they have to verify that you are in their district?
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globusmonkey



Joined: 19 Aug 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorenchristopher wrote:
shamash: Do you have any government website that says a congressman can expidite the process? Even the FBI's site said they cannot. (She asked for me to give her something that says a congressman can expedite it....this is why I'm asking)


I believe the idea is that they can "help" you do this if their office has a connection at the FBI and is willing to contact them. From what I've seen, there is no statement of this power, because it is not an officially recognized option (hence why not everyone does it). It is a favor, basically. If your rep's office is being obstinate, ask to speak to a supervisor or the rep themselves. The person who is blocking you is probably not aware that she can use her office to help her constituents around red tape. Or she just doesn't want to help. Could be either. My CRC was processed in one day after I called my rep. Good luck.
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ovid



Joined: 30 May 2007

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you tell me what an FBI channeler is? I'm also going through the same thing. I was planning on just paying someone to do it for me since it's such a pain in the ass to do .
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lorenchristopher



Joined: 25 Dec 2007

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ovid wrote:
Could you tell me what an FBI channeler is? I'm also going through the same thing. I was planning on just paying someone to do it for me since it's such a pain in the ass to do .


An FBI Channeler is an FBI-approved company that will get a COPY of your official background check within a matter of days. I thought everything would be just fine since on the FBI's website they have a list of the few companies that they approve to expedite it.

The problem though, is that since you're getting it through a channeler and not directly from the FBI, it cannot be Apostilled...only notarized (I didn't know this ahead of time). Anyway the company that expedited my attempted Apostille gave me a separate Apostille and so I've given all of that to kimmi. They said they will have to review it and let me know in a few days if they will accept it or not.

Will keep you posted, but I would say for future reference don't go through a channeler. Sad
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DanseurVertical



Joined: 24 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorenchristopher wrote:
ovid wrote:
Could you tell me what an FBI channeler is? I'm also going through the same thing. I was planning on just paying someone to do it for me since it's such a pain in the ass to do .


An FBI Channeler is an FBI-approved company that will get a COPY of your official background check within a matter of days. I thought everything would be just fine since on the FBI's website they have a list of the few companies that they approve to expedite it.

The problem though, is that since you're getting it through a channeler and not directly from the FBI, it cannot be Apostilled...only notarized (I didn't know this ahead of time). Anyway the company that expedited my attempted Apostille gave me a separate Apostille and so I've given all of that to kimmi. They said they will have to review it and let me know in a few days if they will accept it or not.

Will keep you posted, but I would say for future reference don't go through a channeler. :(

I'm feeling pretty crushed right now.
I had forgotten about the request process and fingerprinting. I submitted some request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. The document I got is useless, of course.

If anyone else can provide more information about CBC channeling & apostille, please do ASAP.
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lorenchristopher



Joined: 25 Dec 2007

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So yeah, I found out that immigration will not accept it through an FBI approved channeler. This is obviously frustrating since it is an official copy approved by the FBI and only took 3 days as compared to now having to wait about 3 months.

I'm afraid there is just no way to get this expedited. I've heard of people getting their congressman to "make a call" and speed up the process, but I have yet to see any official website that says this is possible. Sad
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globusmonkey



Joined: 19 Aug 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

globusmonkey wrote:
lorenchristopher wrote:
shamash: Do you have any government website that says a congressman can expidite the process? Even the FBI's site said they cannot. (She asked for me to give her something that says a congressman can expedite it....this is why I'm asking)


I believe the idea is that they can "help" you do this if their office has a connection at the FBI and is willing to contact them. From what I've seen, there is no statement of this power, because it is not an officially recognized option (hence why not everyone does it). It is a favor, basically. If your rep's office is being obstinate, ask to speak to a supervisor or the rep themselves. The person who is blocking you is probably not aware that she can use her office to help her constituents around red tape. Or she just doesn't want to help. Could be either. My CRC was processed in one day after I called my rep. Good luck.


Repeated for emphasis. You are NOT going to see this officially listed on any website other than expat forums like this, because it is NOT an official service. Your congressman is there to serve constituents - that means YOU. After you follow the requirements on the FBI site and it has been received, give it a try. Be polite and specific about what you need and see what happens.
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DanseurVertical



Joined: 24 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: