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Frequently Asked Questions:
"Live Scan" fingerprinting?
a result of legislation in late 1997, DOJ has developed an automated background
check process that requires digitized fingerprints ("Live Scan").
DOJ has asked that fingerprints be submitted by Live Scan rather than hard copy
fingerprint cards. Digitizing the fingerprints enables the electronic transfer
of the fingerprint image data along with personal descriptor information to
computers at the DOJ in a matter of seconds, instead of the days required to
send hard copy fingerprint cards through the mail. DOJ's goal is to process 95%
of the digitized fingerprints within 3 days.
are the benefits of Live Scan?
Scan will avoid many of the problems associated with ink prints, such as
smudging, smearing, and over or under inking. A major benefit of Live Scan is in
processing speed since nearly all of those without criminal records are done
within 3 days. Rolled ink prints (traditionally submitted on a fingerprint card)
can take 10 to 12
days to process and up to 60 days if there is a criminal record.
is a Request for Live Scan Service form and where do I get one?
The Request for Live Scan Service form
is a government form in triplicate, identified at the top with REQUEST FOR LIVE
SCAN SERVICE - Applicant Submission. It can also be identified with the code
which is located on the bottom left corner of the form. In order to be
fingerprinted using Live Scan, you must obtain one of these forms first. If you
do not have one and are wondering how you acquire one, contact the agency or
person who is requesting you to be fingerprinted, as we do not supply the form.
What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
● "Request for
Live Scan Service" form.
Please make sure you have completed it prior to your appointment.
Payment for the Live Scan (We accept Account Billing, Cash, Checks, Cashier's
Checks, Corporate Accounts, Company Checks, Money Orders, Paypal, Credit Cards,
Master Cards, VISA, Discover, American Express for the payment).
Your Valid Picture Identification.
are acceptable forms of Valid identification:
issued identification or driver's license.
issued by a Canadian government authority.
card used by federal, state or local government agencies/entities with a
photograph (i.e., passport, visa, etc.).
military dependent's ID card or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
is the cost for Live Scan?
The cost for Live Scan includes a
rolling fee (which varies per agency), plus applicable State and Federal
charges. The rates are currently as follows; our Live Scan Fingerprint Rolling fee is
$15, the DOJ
(Department of Justice) charge is $32, and the FBI is $19. Keep in mind; these
rates are subject to change. There are other additional charges which might
apply depending on the type of application being processed. You will be advised
of the cost at the time of making an appointment.
The cost of Live Scan fingerprint
processing will depend on the type of background check being requested.
do I have to be fingerprinted again if I've already been fingerprinted in the
Per DOJ policy, sharing of criminal history is not permitted.
For identification purposes.
Each job/license/permit application can require a different level of
service, i.e., some require DOJ, some require both DOJ and FBI, in addition to
long does it take to get the results back from DOJ and/or FBI?
cases, the results from DOJ come back within 72 hours.
Please note, due to various reasons, results can be
delayed. For any significant delay, DOJ will contact the requesting agency. The
results from the Live Scan fingerprinting are either emailed or sent to the
requesting agency listed on the Request for Live Scan Service form. Once the
Live Scan process has been completed at our facility, please direct all
inquiries to the agency handling your employment or licensing.
do I do the Fingerprint Status Check?
To check the status of
your fingerprints, please allow 3 to 10 working days for the California
Department of Justice to process them, then do the following;
a) Have your Birth Date and ATI Number ready. You can locate your ATI Tracking
Number at the bottom of your Live Scan Request Form.
b) Call the California Department of Justice Fingerprint Status Automated Phone
Number 916-227-4557. Follow the instructions on the voice recording.
Effective July 1, 2005 the DOJ will only accept Live Scan fingerprint
images for background checks.
FD-258 fingerprint cards will no longer be accepted.
In case you need Card Fingerprint
Service, we offer it too.
Scan Policy and Standards
California Department of Justice (DOJ)
Live Scan Policy and Request Forms
California Bureau of Security and Investigation Services (BSIS)
Want to Start the Live Scan Fingerprint
Business? We can provide the consulting service for a fee. Please call Kumar
Chaklashiya at (951)743-2500.