A Channeler is a private entity that is FBI approved and verified to submit all criminal background checks on your behalf. They assist in the process of both gathering and submitting the request on your behalf for a fee, but they expedite the process, so it only takes 3-5 business days. Without a Channeler, the background check will take 6-8 weeks. The process for making a request through an FBI-approved Channeler is similar to a request submitted to the FBI directly, they are just contracted out to submit the request on your behalf.
FBI-approved Channelers receive the fingerprint cards, collect the associated fee(s), which vary by Channeler, electronically forward the fingerprint submission with the necessary information to the FBI, and receive the electronic summary check.
Here, at Atlanta Fingerprinting, we know several FBI-approved Channelers that have been working in the industry for years. We will recommend a Channeler to you and can provide the ink fingerprinting required, including the FBI FD-258 fingerprint cards.
For all appointments, we are located in the heart of Atlanta, between Buckhead and Midtown, and our staff is available to call every day in between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM EST. You can reach us at (404) 405-1750 or online at [email protected]. We offer fingerprinting on weekdays and weekends by appointment, with the goal of processing your finger prints in 15 minutes.