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Fingerprint Background Waiver
As an applicant who is the subject of a national fingerprint-based criminal history record check for a
noncriminal justice purpose (such as an application for employment or a license, an immigration or
naturalization matter, security clearance, or adoption), you have certain rights which are discussed below.
All notices must be provided to you in writing. These obligations are pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974,
Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 552a, and Title 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 50.12,
among other authorities.
1. You must be notified by (name of requesting agency) that your
fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI and the State of Nevada.
2. Authority: The FBI’s acquisition, preservation, and exchange of fingerprints and associated information
is generally authorized under 28 U.S.C. 534. Depending on the nature of your application, supplemental
authorities include Federal statutes, State statutes pursuant to Pub. L. 92-544, Presidential Executive
Orders, and federal regulations. Providing your fingerprints and associated information is voluntary;
however, failure to do so may affect completion or approval of your application.
3. Principal Purpose: Certain determinations, such as employment, licensing, and security clearances,
may be predicated on fingerprint-based background checks. Your fingerprints and associated
information/biometrics may be provided to the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible
agency, and/or the FBI for the purpose of comparing your fingerprints to other fingerprints in the FBI’s
Next Generation Identification (NGI) system or its successor systems (including civil, criminal, and
latent fingerprint repositories) or other available records of the employing, investigating, or otherwise
responsible agency. The FBI and/or the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History
may retain your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics in NGI after the completion of this
application and, while retained, your fingerprints may continue to be compared against other
fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.
4. Routine Uses: During the processing of this application and for as long thereafter as your fingerprints
and associated information/biometrics are retained in NGI
and/or Central Repository for Nevada
Records of Criminal History, your information may be disclosed pursuant to your consent, and may be
disclosed without your consent as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 and all applicable Routine Uses
as may be published at any time in the Federal Register, including the Routine Uses for the NGI system
and the FBI’s Blanket Routine Uses. Routine uses include, but are not limited to, disclosures to:
employing, governmental or authorized non-governmental agencies responsible for employment,
contracting, licensing, security clearances, and other suitability determinations; local, state, tribal, or
federal law enforcement agencies; criminal justice agencies; and agencies responsible for national
security or public safety.
5. If you have a criminal history record, you should be afforded a reasonable amount to time to correct or
complete the record (or decline to do so) before the officials deny you the employment, license, or
other benefit based on information in the FBI criminal history record. The procedures for obtaining a
change, correction, or update of your FBI criminal history record as set forth at, 28 CFR 16.34 provides
for the proper procedure to do so.