New Jersey Information

 

Criminal Records Requirements for the State of New Jersey                                                                                                                                                   

Name of Agency:   New Jersey State Police Criminal Investigation Unit
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Website:   http://www.njsp.org/criminal-history-records/#top
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Phone Number:   609 882-2000 ext. 2918
Email:   CIU@gw.njsp.org
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If you need a background check within the state of New Jersey but are no longer a resident, please email the Division of State Police, Criminal Information Unit, at CIU@gw.njsp.org. We will supply you with a package, including a fingerprint card and full instructions. In the event you are unable to email you may call (609) 882-2000 extension 2918.

If you are an out of state applicant but live, work, or attend school within a 10 mile radius of the New Jersey borders, you must report to a MorphoTrust USA site to be fingerprinted. Please check the following list of zip codes. If your zip code is on the list you must go to the nearest NEW JERSEY MorphoTrust site to obtain a fingerprint based background check.

An individual may obtain a criminal history record check via electronic live scan at one of the approved sites. The New Jersey State Police uses the live scan fingerprinting services provided by MorphoTrust USA, a private company under contract with the State of New Jersey. In order to be fingerprinted for one of the purposes listed above, you are required to contact MorphoTrust USA to schedule a time and place to have your fingerprints captured. The quickest and easiest way to schedule your appointment is via the Web at the URL noted on the Universal Fingerprint Forms below. Web scheduling is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Applicants who do not have Web access should call Morpho Trust at the company’s toll-free telephone number, 1-877-503-5981 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon). Spanish-speaking operators are available upon request.

You must download the appropriate Universal Fingerprint Form and bring this form with you to your scheduled fingerprint appointment. In addition to this form, you must bring proper identification as outlined on the form. The home address that you fill out on the Universal Fingerprint Form should be the same as the home address printed on the identification that you provide to MorphoTrust USA. YOUR EMPLOYER / VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION ADDRESS MUST BE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE, AS RESULTS ARE SENT OUT VIA US MAIL. To ensure accuracy, please legibly complete blocks #9 thru #26 on the front of the form prior to scheduling your appointment.

The fee for this service is $40.66, which includes the $10 vendor fee and associated state sales tax. The following forms of payment are accepted: VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover, prepaid debit cards, or electronic debit (ACH) from a checking account. Accounts will be debited immediately. At the time of scheduling your appointment, payment will be required and charged to your account. Appointments must be canceled by 5:00p.m. on the business day prior to your scheduled time (you must cancel by Saturday at noon for a Monday appointment). If you fail to cancel your scheduled appointment prior to these deadlines, you will forfeit the $10.66 portion of your fingerprint fee that is payable to Morpho Trust. You will also forfeit the $10.66 portion if you fail to bring the Universal Fingerprint Form and proper ID when reporting to your fingerprinting appointment.

Failure to utilize the Universal Form for its intended purpose and/or failing to provide complete and accurate information may result in having to be fingerprinted again and incurring additional costs. Questions or revisions to responses must be made within a ninety-day period or the full process will have to be completed again. If you do not receive your response within 10 working days please contact the Criminal Information Unit.

Any questions regarding the use of this form can be directed to the New Jersey State Police, Criminal Information Unit at 609 882-2000 ext. 2918

Please select from the following background checks below:

FORM A - (PDF 36kb)

Applicants that require one of the following fingerprint-based background checks and need the results mailed back to the applicant’s address must use form “A”. (A Criminal Hit will result in full disclosure of criminal record)

  • Good Conduct
  • Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Personal Record
  • Visa
  • Expungement

FORM B - (PDF 36kb)

Applicants that require one of the following fingerprint-based background checks and need the results notarized and mailed back to the applicant’s address must use form “B”. (A Criminal Hit will result in full disclosure of criminal record)

International Adoption Requiring Notarization

Foreign Business Requiring Notarization

PDF files require a free reader available from Adobe.

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Cost:   The fee for this service is $40.66, which includes the $10 vendor fee and associated state sales tax.