I apologise in advance if this is not the right forum for this
question but as I found most references to form fd-258 in this forum,
I decided to post my question here.
I live in Australia, am an Indian citizen and am applying for my
Australian residency. I have lived in the United States for more than
12 months previously and therefore require a police/FBI clearance from
the United States for my residency to be approved.
I understand that to do this, I need to apply to the FBI with my
fingerprints taken at a local police station. At the station, I was
informed that fingerprints for FBI have to be taken on a special form,
apparently form FD-258.
Now, there is no US consulate near the city that I live in and
requests to the US consulate in other cities has not been returned for
more than 1 week.
Since this is a matter of urgency, I wanted to ask people in this
group, if I could simply print the form from the FBI website and get
my fingerprints taken on it? Or will the FBI reject that form since it
is not on official US paper? Are there any special guidelines to make
sure that the fingerprints are properly taken. Do I need to send
money? If yes, how much and in what form? Do I send in a self
addressed stamped return envelope as well?
Thanks in advance,