Scan Fingerprinting Plus provides
traditional ink card fingerprinting for businesses and individual
applicants that need this service. Our FBI Ink Card Fingerprint
service is provided to our applicants who need to obtain a nationwide
background check from the FBI, and those who need to send their
fingerprint images to states outside of California. We provide the highest
quality ink printing available for your ID cards. A standard
8"x8" FBI fingerprint card, also known as FBI FD-258 card is
normally used. If you do not have the required cards, we will provide them
to you at no charge.
At Live Scan Fingerprinting Plus,
we use high quality ink pads for our ink card fingerprints. The quality
ink we use makes all the difference with fingers that may be dry or oily
and have trouble picking up ink and rolling an acceptable print. It is
easy to clean and everyone will get a ink remover wipe to clean up with
upon completion of being printed.
The most common fingerprint cards used are pictured above. This is a
standard FBI FD258 fingerprint card. We always have a large supply of this
type and if you do not already have your own we can supply you with what
is needed. If you are not sure what kind of fingerprint card you need feel
free to call
Live Scan Fingerprinting Plus and
we can point you in the right direction.
Scan Fingerprinting Plus clients also have the piece of mind knowing
that fingerprint cards are prepared by Department of Justice / FBI
certified fingerprint technicians. All FBI cards will be signed by
your technician along with their DOJ/FBI FP certification number.
Identification Record, often referred to as a Criminal History Record or
Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint
submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some
instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. If the
fingerprints are related to an arrest, the Identification Record includes
name of the agency that submitted the fingerprints to the FBI, the date of
arrest, the arrest charge, and the disposition of the arrest, if known to
the FBI. All arrest data included in an Identification Record is obtained
from fingerprint submissions, disposition reports and other reports
submitted by agencies having criminal justice responsibilities.
States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and
regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a
copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI’s Criminal Justice
Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests.
may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for
personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons
an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record
may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or
work in a foreign country (i.e., police certificate, letter of good
conduct, criminal history background, etc.)
request my own record for an employment background check?
If you are requesting a
background check for employment or licensing within the United States, you
may be required by state statute or federal law to submit your request
through your state identification bureau, requesting federal agency or
other authorized channeling agency. You should contact the agency
requiring the background check or the appropriate state identification
bureau (or state police) for the correct procedures to follow for
obtaining an FBI
fingerprint background check for employment or licensing purposes.
May Request a Copy of Record
(or Proof that a Record Does Not Exist)
subject of the identification record can request a copy of his own FBI
to Request a Copy of Your Record
1: Complete the Applicant
the request is for a couple, family, etc., all persons must sign the
your complete mailing address. Please provide your telephone number
and/or e-mail address, if available.
2: Obtain a set of
the original fingerprint card. Previously processed cards or copies
will not be accepted.
name and date of birth must
be provided on
the fingerprint card. Fingerprints should be placed on a standard
fingerprint form (FD-258) commonly
used for applicant or law enforcement purposes.
rolled impressions of all 10 fingerprints and impressions of all 10
fingerprints taken simultaneously (these are sometimes referred to as
plain or flat impressions).
possible, have your fingerprints taken by a fingerprinting technician.
This service may be available at a law enforcement agency.
ensure the most legible prints possible, refer to the Recording
Legible Fingerprints brochure.
3: Submit payment.
1: Obtain a money order or cashier’s check for $18 U.S. dollars made
payable to the Treasury of the United States. Please be sure to sign
2: Pay by credit card using the Credit
Card Payment Form. Don’t
forget to include the expiration date of the credit card that you are
personal checks, or business checks WILL NOT be accepted.
must be for the exact amount.
the request is for a couple, family, etc., include $18 for each
the request is for multiple copies per person, include $18 for each
4: Review the FBI
Identification Record Request Checklist to
ensure that you have included everything needed to process your request.
5: Mail the required
items listed above—signed applicant information form, fingerprint card,
and payment of $18 U.S. dollars for each person or copy requested—to the
CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
the FBI employs the most efficient methods for processing these requests,
processing times may take approximately eight weeks depending on the
volume of requests received.
If we find no record, you will receive a “no record” response. If
you do have a criminal history record on file, you will receive your
Identification Record or “rap sheet.”
Asked Questions (FAQ's)
the FBI accept personal or business checks?
Personal or business checks are not an
acceptable form of payment for departmental order (DO) requests. Personal
or business checks submitted with a DO request will not be returned. The
CJIS Division will destroy the monetary instrument and will provide the
customer a letter explaining why the monetary instrument could not be
Do you have procedures for expeditious handling?
The CJIS Division does not expedite requests.
Can the FBI send the results to someone (or agency) other than myself?
Departmental Order 556-73, the results must go back to the requester,
unless otherwise specified on the signed application. Note:
The FBI will not send results to a government agency.
Where can I get my fingerprints taken?
local, county, or state law enforcement agencies may take your
fingerprints for a fee. Also, some printing companies offer this
service—check the yellow pages in your telephone book or search online.
What if my fingerprints are continuously rejected?
multiple sets of fingerprints taken, preferably by a fingerprinting
technician. (This service may be available at a law enforcement agency).
Mail all fingerprint forms to the CJIS Division with your request. For
more information on taking legible fingerprints, refer to the Recording
Legible Fingerprints brochure.
Can I use the fingerprint card I download from this site?
We will accept the downloaded paper fingerprint card only for the purpose
of requesting an FBI Identification Record. If you go to a law enforcement
agency or private fingerprinting agency to be fingerprinted, they may
prefer to use a fingerprint card on standard card stock. You may use the
fingerprint card provided by the printing agency.
Will my fingerprint card be returned?
Due to concerns related to the protection of personally identifiable
information, fingerprint cards are no longer being returned either for a
“no record” response or with an FBI Identification Record.
questions regarding this matter should be directed to the CJIS Customer
Service Group at (304)
How do I notify the FBI if my address has changed since I submitted my
request for my FBI Identification Record or if I want to verify my correct
address was submitted?
complete the Address
Change Request Form (pdf)
and mail the signed form
to the following address:
CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
form can also be faxed to (304)
625-9792 or scanned
and sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
will not be made unless a signature is present on the form.
Does the FBI provide apostilles*?
apostille is a certification that a document that has been “legalized”
or “authenticated” by the issuing agency through a process in which
various seals are placed on the document.)
CJIS Division will authenticate U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73
fingerprint search results for international requests by placing the FBI
seal and the signature of a division official on the results if requested
at the time of submission. Documents prepared in this way may then be sent
to the U.S. Department of State by the requester to obtain an apostille if
necessary. This procedure became effective on January 25, 2010 and will
apply only to documents finalized after that date. Requests to
authenticate previously processed results will not be accepted. This
procedure replaces the letter formerly provided by the CJIS Division that
indicated the service was not provided. The apostille service is not
provided to individuals requesting search results for Canadian
immigration, as it is not required for this purpose.
How do I challenge my FBI record?
CJIS Division is not the source of the data appearing on identification
records. All data is obtained from fingerprint submissions or related
identification forms submitted to the FBI by local, state, and federal
agencies. As a result, the responsibility for authentication and
correction of such data rests upon the contributing agency (i.e., police
department, county court, etc.). Please contact this agency or the central
repository in the state where the arrest occurred to request a change,
correction, or update. The FBI is not authorized to modify the record
without written notification from the appropriate criminal justice agency.
Record Request Home
FD-258 Fingerprint Card
Change Request Form
Check for Employment/Licensing
of a Criminal History Record
Card Payment Form
Identification Bureau Listing
Department of Justice Order 556-73
FBI’s authority to conduct a criminal history record check for
non-criminal justice purposes is based upon Public Law (Pub. L.)
92-544. Pursuant to that law, the FBI is empowered to exchange
criminal history record information with officials of state and
local governments for employment, licensing, which includes
volunteers, and other similar non-criminal justice purposes, if
authorized by a state statute which has been approved by the
Attorney General of the United States. The U.S. Department of
Justice has advised that the state statute establishing guidelines
for a category of employment or the issuance of a license must, in
itself, require fingerprinting and authorize the governmental
licensing or employing agency to exchange fingerprint data
directly with the FBI.
criminal history record search obtained pursuant to U.S.
Department of Justice Order 556-73 may not meet employment
requirements. Governmental licensing or employing agencies covered
by federal laws and/or state statutes may refuse to accept
criminal history record information directly from the subject of
the record, as there would be no way to verify that the
information contained on the record had not been altered. Also, a
record provided to the subject for personal review contains only
information maintained by the CJIS Division and may lack
dispositional data and/or arrest records that are maintained only
at the state level.
should contact the agency requiring the fingerprinting or the
appropriate state identification bureau for the correct procedures
is derived from the official FBI Website and was Updated 05/13/2011.
provide the FBI Card Fingerprinting for a $25/Card Fee. We have FD-258 FBI Card in
stock and we will provide to you this card.