Fingerprint Cards for Background Checks

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The Zambian government may require American citizens seeking a residency permit to provide evidence of a U.S. criminal background check. If possible, you should have this done in the United States (by getting fingerprinted a local police station) before coming to Zambia. If you need to have the fingerprints done in Zambia, You may download the fingerprint cards at https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks

The Fingerprints are taken by Zambian Police Headquarters, Fingerprinting Department (First floor, Rooms 101/104/106) on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9am-12pm and 2-4pm. Once you have the fingerprints, following the on-line https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks