Alabama Information

 

Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Alabama                               

 

Agency: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Address:

 Alabama Law Enforcement Agency – Records & Identification Division  P.O. Box 1511  Montgomery, Alabama 36102-1511

Website: http://www.alea.gov/Home/
Contact:  
Position:  
Phone:

334-353-4340                                                                

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Procedure

1. Your application must include ONE COPY of at least one of the following forms of your own valid photo identification:

         a. A valid unexpired United States state-issued photo driver license or photo ID (non-driver) card;

         b. A valid unexpired United States Active Duty, Retiree or Reservist military ID card (DD Form 2 or 2A);

         c. A valid unexpired United States Military Dependent ID card (for spouse or children of Active Duty Military personnel);

         d. A valid unexpired United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Documentation, which may include either:

                   i. Certificate of Naturalization N-550, N-570, N-578; or

                   ii. Certificate of Citizenship N-560, N-561, N-645

         e. A valid unexpired United States Passport; or

         f. A valid unexpired Foreign Passport which meets the following requirements:

                  i. A foreign passport must contain a Valid United States Visa or I-94 to be used as a primary proof of identification; or

                  ii. A foreign passport, not issued in English, must be translated and accompanied by a Certificate of Accurate Translation. Passports

                      are not acceptable if un-translated into English and/or expired.

2. Your application must include a classifiable set of your own fingerprints, taken by an authorized law enforcement agency with an FBI-issued Originating Agency Number (ORI).

       a. The fingerprints accompanying your application should be provided to ALEA on an official FBI-approved “Applicant” fingerprint card or a

           FBI-approved AFIS printout of an official “Applicant” fingerprint card (i.e., FBI blue card) collected by an approved law enforcement agency

           with a valid FBI ORI. This permits positive identification and insures that the proper criminal record is reviewed.

      b. Details for the fingerprinting agency may be found in APPENDIX C.

3. If your application is to CHALLENGE any part of your CHRI maintained by ALEA, the application must include, at a minimum:

      a. The charge and DATE of each specific arrest or disposition being challenged;

      b. The Name of the ARRESTING AGENCY OR COURT for each arrest or disposition being challenged;

      c. A listing of each specific arrest or disposition being challenged;

      d. The details related to why each specific arrest is incorrect or incomplete;

      e. What the applicant believes to be the correct information for each arrest or disposition being challenged;

      f. Where the applicant obtained what he/she believes to be the correct supporting information (if applicable); and

     g. Official documentation from the arresting agency or court (if applicable) to support each arrest or disposition being challenged.

4. Your completed request and all of the required documentation should be mailed to:

     Alabama Law Enforcement Agency – Records & Identification Division

     P.O. Box 1511

       Montgomery, Alabama 36102-1511

Law Enforcement Agency: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Turn Around Time:

Please allow a minimum of 5-10 business days from the date the application is received by ALEA for ALEA to process your request for

review. Requests to Challenge CHRI information do NOT fall under this timeframe, as they require additional research, contact and

verification with the arresting agencies, etc.

 

Successful Challenge: see above
Cost: $25 in cashier's check or money order - payable: ALEA Records and Identification Division (personal and/or business checks are not accepted)
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