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By logging in you are acknowledging that you are an authorized recipient of the information for the Subject Individuals processed through the CRIMS system. You will only be provided access to the information on Subject Individuals that have been provided to you by DHS - Background Check Unit. Unauthorized access of this site or improper use of the information provided may result in a variety of penalties up to and including criminal prosecution.

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11/30/2016.  There are UPDATED provider rules, effective 12/1/2016.  The BCU website will be updated with them very soon.  Please make sure that you are signed up with eSubscribe to get notified of any BCU website updates. Go to and subscribe under the "Keep Informed" header!

11/21/2016:  IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A NEW BACKGROUND CHECK DUE TO RECEIVING A NOTICE ABOUT AN SI EXPIRING FROM THE LTCR: After you initiate the recheck from the "My SIs on LTCR" page, you will be directed to the "Create Page" for data entry. There will be a field for "reason for resubmission." It defaults to "LTCR recheck."  Please leave this as your choice.

9/7/2016:  YOU MUST HAVE THE SUBJECT INDIVIDUAL'S SIGNATURE TO RUN A BACKGROUND CHECK.  This means you must have one of the following:
1) You must have the SI completing the background check disclosures through CRIMS, including the SI's completion of an electronic signature (the SI completes an electronic signature after you have sent an email to the SI through CRIMS to complete his/her data entry); OR
2) You have completed data entry for the SI. You must have Section 2 of the paper 301 Background Check Request Form completed and attached to the CRIMS record for this SI when you submit the background check through CRIMS to BCU.  Always give the SI the time and privacy to complete and sign Section 2 of the  Background Check Request Form.

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