Dear Strangers Who Have Found This Blog By Googling “FBI Identity History Summary”:
DO NOT WAIT TO SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST FOR AN FBI IDENTITY HISTORY SUMMARY IF YOU KNOW – OR EVEN JUST THINK – YOU WILL NEED ONE.
I cannot stress this enough!!
The 13 weeks it took to get mine is fixing to give me brain palpitations. Or something.
By the time my letter came in and I took it to the consulate to submit with my work visa application, I was left with only 9 business days for the consulate to process my application and mail it all back to me. A frustrating fact I have to face is that I may not get everything back in time for my departure date. That’s how tight the timing is because of how long IHS letters take to process.
So for real, no joke, if you take nothing else from this blog: Don’t wait on submitting a request for that letter, y’all, whether you’re requesting it yourself or through an approved channeler. First whiff of a chance you might need it? Hop to it!!
ETA: My visa approval and passport came in the mail TWO DAYS before my scheduled departure. Yiiiiikes. I got the envelope Monday morning 7/17 and left Wednesday afternoon 7/19. O.O