October 11, 2013 by JL Walker
Prerequisite to begin level
Completion of fingerprints badge
Go to the FBI website to read the requirements for requesting your background check. This is where you downloaded and printed the fingerprints card that you brought to the questura. If not submitting through a private agency, you will now need to follow the other steps on this list. Don’t worry, it’s not too hard for a seasoned navigator of red tape like you! Basically the first thing you need to do is to complete the application form online and print it out. You can list your Italian address to request that the document be sent there directly.
To pay for this service, you can include your credit card information on the payment form available on the website. Several different credit card brands are accepted, so this payment method might be the easiest option for those of you in Italy at the time.
Purchase envelope (from a cartoleria or supermarket) and stamp (from a tabacchi shop). Then gather together the three forms (fingerprints card, application form and payment form), address your envelope to the FBI and find a postbox to mail it.
As you are sliding the envelope into the red box, you need to perform the final step: cross your fingers, knock on wood, toccare ferro, fare il segno della croce, do a rain dance, practice some voodoo, or do whatever kind of superstitious ritual that you think will allow your envelope to get to its destination, and to subsequently allow your criminal records check to make their way back to you. Really. This may be the most important part of the whole level. Failure to do so may result in having to repeat both the fingerprints badge and this level.
After a month or so you will notice that the FBI has charged your credit card. This is the first sign that your prayers may have been answered! Then, 1-2 weeks later you will look into your mailbox and find a nice little envelope from Quantico (actually Clarksburg, WV, according to the return address) with your federal criminal records!
Congratulations! You can now work towards achieving another badge on your list.