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FBI Criminal Record Check- getting this done from Switzerland

My husband and I arrived in Zurich a week ago. Before we left, we contacted our state dept. and mailed fingerprints for a background check (and received the necessary paperwork.) That was from the STATE. (It was free to get fingerprinted at our local police department but now we have to travel to Winterthur for pay 60CHF each for fingerprints..)


We went to our immigration appointment today for fingerprints/photos and were told we need a criminal background check from the FBI (that we couldn't turn in what we have received from the state.)

I tried doing some research online but it's convoluted. It would be infinitely easier to have done if we were still in America. However, that doesn't change that we need to do it now (and preferably expedited.)
We would GREATLY appreciate any advice on this:

1. FBI turnaround says 12-14 weeks (we can't really wait on this that long) but it says they don't offer expedited. Has someone tried this with them before OR used an FBI Channeler service?

2. Another issue is that if we used an expedited FBI Channeler, we won't be able to have our results shipped to us overseas (only with the U.S.) Some have services where you can see your results online. Would Immigration accept a printed out copy?




Basically, have you or do you know someone who has done this before (maybe recently, at least in regard to laws?) Please help! Thank you!
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Old 06.12.2016, 14:25
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Re: FBI Criminal Record Check- getting this done from Switzerland

Take a look at this thread too.

What kind of "criminal record" do they want to see?
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