Criminal Records Checks and Fingerprints

The Embassy does not provide background check services.  Please do not schedule an appointment for this.

Information on applying for a criminal background check is available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation website  Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) in order to obtain an Identity History Summary Check (FBI Report). Alternatively you can contact the state/local police department where you reside or last resided in the United States to request that they conduct a criminal records search and provide you with a document reflecting that there is no history of a criminal record.

U.S. citizens may be asked to submit fingerprints e.g. to conduct business in the USA in various jobs or professions or when undergoing adoption procedures abroad.

Fingerprint cards can be printed from the FBI website (form FD-258). Note: The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg does not provide this service. To have your fingerprints taken please schedule an appointment with the “Police Scientifique” office within the “Police Judiciaire” department in Luxembourg by sending an e-mail to or by calling: +352 244 60 6000  from 9am to11am and from 2pm to 4pm Monday through Friday.