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California Fingerprint Background Check (Cal-DOJ)

Access to criminal history summary records maintained by the DOJ is restricted by law to legitimate law enforcement purposes and authorized applicant agencies. However, individuals have the right to request a copy of their own criminal history record from the Department to review for accuracy and completeness. Requests from third parties are not authorized and will not be processed.

  • Can I Request My Own Personal Background Records?

A individual can request his/her own records to the  California Department of Justice for your own personal use. If you want to know if there is a criminal record associated with your personal information  and fingerprints.  This is good for those who have been trying to clean their past records as well as for visa applications, immigration purposes or recommendation of an attorney.

Steps to Get DOJ Record Review

How to Check Your Own Criminal Background File (Record Review)
The Record Review process is quite simple. We are experienced at these personal background checks so please contact us if you have any questions. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete the form and live scan digital fingerprinting at our office.

1. Download Form BCIA 8016RR (Request for Live San Record Review)

Or stop by our location we can print it out for you.
2. Fill out the Request for Live Scan Form BCIA 8016RR
– Check “Record Review” as the “Type of Application”.
– Enter “Record Review” on the “Reason for Application” line.
– Fill out all your personal information.
– Contact us at Call/text 916-544-4000 or simply “Walk-in” during business hours Mon-Sun 9:45AM-7PM
3. Take the completed form and valid photo ID to our location 7451 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights CA 95610 for live scan fingerprinting.


How Long Does the Record Review Take?
Live Scan Fingerprinting for the Record Review takes less than 10 minutes. We will digitally fingerprint you and submit your fingerprints electronically through a secure line directly to the California DOJ. The fingerprints will be processed through the DOJ database to complete the background check. The results will then be mailed to the address supplied on the Record Review form.


How long does it take to receive my Criminal Background Report?
You should receive your criminal background record in the mail in less than a week.


What will my criminal history record show?
Criminal Records will show the details from any convictions in California. If no criminal records are found, it will return a “no criminal record” statement. This report is often used for a California Criminal Clearance Certificate. If you are concerned about an occurrence from a state other than California, you will need to submit fingerprints to the FBI via the old-fashioned “Ink” fingerprint card or Electronic . A1 Wireless Live Scan is also authorized to fingerprint applicants on the required FD-258 fingerprint cards or Electronic for the FBI level background checks. Please Click Here for FBI Background Check more info.


Apostille certification is frequently required by foreign governments. If you need an Apostille you must request it after you receive your background check. Follow the links below for further assistance.

DOJ Apostille

FBI Apostille

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