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If you are requesting a background check within the United States for “other” purposes, you may be required by state statute or federal law to submit your request through the appropriate state central repository (i.e., state identification bureau, state police, department of public safety, etc.), requesting federal agency, or other authorized channeling agency. You should contact the agency requiring the background check or the appropriate state central repository for the correct procedures to follow for obtaining an FBI fingerprint background check for “other” purposes. For a list of state identification bureaus, visit

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