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jarrettdanielp



Joined: 05 Apr 2013

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Getting background check done while abroad Reply with quote

Hi,

I am sorry if this post is redundant but I cannot find any post with similar information. I am getting my TEFL certification in Prague, the Czech Republic and I graduate on Friday. I am working with a Korean recruiter (Korean Horizons) to get a position either in summer or on September 1st. I don't want to go back to the States to get my fingerprints and background check done and neither the police nor the Embassy are willing to do my fingerprints here in the Czech Republic. I want to do the whole process of completing my background check and gathering my documents while abroad. I understand that I cannot go to Korea and undertake this process. So, if anyone has been through this situation, could you please give me some advice as to what to do?

I have family at home that are ordering my essential documents, like transcripts, diplomas, etc.

Thanks.
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: baebang, asan/cheonan

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can download the fingerprint card and print yourself, and mail it off. Ask them to mail it to your adrs in the states.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/standard-fingerprint-form-fd-258
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jeank



Joined: 28 Nov 2012

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i_teach_esl wrote:
you can download the fingerprint card and print yourself, and mail it off. Ask them to mail it to your adrs in the states.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/standard-fingerprint-form-fd-258


but even so - won't you have to go to a local police station and get the fingerprints done?

I'm having a similar problem and losing my head over this - I am in Italy and have to get all my papers ready - the local crabinieri refuses to fingerprint me.

I have an appointment for the US Embassy in Naples (a looong train ride away) but I don't think they do fingerprinting -

I can't even get my diplomas notarised here unless I go to Naples. UGH!
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jeank



Joined: 28 Nov 2012

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:39 am    Post subject: getting fingerprinted outside of the US Reply with quote

Again, I am in the same boat as the person in the Czech Republic. A recruiter told me I could send everything off to my parents in the US.

Does anyone else have experience with getting fingerprinted outside the US? The US Embassy in Rome will only do them for the purposes of adoption and other legal reasons....Help!

ETA:
I hate to keep posting here, but the US Embassy will not notarize a diploma or transcript and people here keep telling me that a notaio, or notary official will not notarize a diploma - wtf?


LATER THAT SAME DAY:

OKAY so i looks like I'm talking to myself now, but I found out that I can get the fingerprints done at the local Commisariato. I found a Notary, but of course, they weren't in so I have to try again in the morning.
Hope all goes well tomorrow. I have to get these docs in!
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: baebang, asan/cheonan

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they'll never know it wasnt an official person that fingerprinted you. the fingerprint card is all YOUR info, with only one space for "signature of official who fingerprinted you," so make something up. Just be sure you fingerprint yourself properly, google it first: you ahve to roll your fingers to get the whole print.
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