Live Scan and Ink Fingerprints
2- Live scan Request Form (Completely filled out)
3- Your own Ink Card (Do Not fill out) or we can provide form FD-258
4- Your Social Security number on the form
5- Please if you have cuts or open wounds wait until they heal
You will need to bring one of the following Primary forms of photo identification with you at the time of your appointment. We will not fingerprint you if you don't have a government issued identification. No exceptions.
- California Driver's License
- Department of Motor Vehicle Identification
- Out of State Driver's License or Identification
However, in the absence of a primary form of identification, the Live Scan Operator may accept one or more of the following as a Secondary forms of Identification, but only with two Supplemental documents from the second list below: (originals only, no copies)
- Marriage Certificate (Government Certificate Issued)
- State Government Issued certificate of Birth
- U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military Identification Card (000 10-2)
- Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
- Department of Defense Common Access Card
- U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
- Court Order for Name Change/ Gender Change/ Adoption/ Divorce
- U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s)
- Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
- Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
- INS I-551 Resident alien Card Issued Since 1997
- INS I-688 Temporary Resident Identification Card
- INS I-688B, I-766 Employment Authorization Card
Please Note: When validating the authenticity of secondary identification documents and forms, the data and information need to be supported by at least two of the following Supplemental documents:
- Jurisdictional Voter Registration Card
- Vehicle Registration Card/Title
- Paycheck Stub with Name/ Address
- Jurisdictional Public Assistance Card
- Canceled Check or Bank Statement
Please know the type of notarization you will be needing. Notary Publics cannot suggest the type of notarization you will need, if you are not sure please consult an attorney to see which one will be appropriate for your document.
The signer should bring one of the following identifications that is current or issued within five years.
- California ID or Driver's License
- Other California-approved identification card, that contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number.
- A passport issued by a foreign government and stamped by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Other U.S. ID or DL or Canadian or Mexican Driver’s Licenses
- U.S. Military Identification Card with the required photograph, description of
the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number.
- An Inmate Identification Card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody; or an employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California.
You must need to bring the following documents in order to prepare your taxes.
- Identifications for you and your spouse
- Social Security Cards for you, your spouse, and dependents
- Birth Certificate for dependents
- Your W2, 1099 Misc or other....
- If self employed bring receipts of expenses
There are other very important documents that you need to bring and it all depends on the type of preparation you will be doing. If you have any questions contact us...
What you need to bring to process the following:
Live Scan and Ink Fingerprints
- Two copies of the "Covered California Request for Live Scan Form"
- An unexpired Identification (such as Driver's License, ID, Passport, Green Card etc.)
- You don't have to pay for this service. It's FREE.
If you have further questions on the following agencies, please contact them directly.
Fingerprint Frequently Asked Questions:
1: How long will it take to get my Live Scan background check results?
A: Normal processing time is 2-3 days however; some requests may take up to 2 weeks to process depending on the information contained within the record.
2: Can my request be expedited for an additional charge?
A: No. Unfortunately at this time, the Department of Justice does not offer an expedited process.
3: Who do I call if I have additional questions regarding the Criminal Record Reviews process?
A: Additional questions regarding the Record Review process can be directed to the Record Review Unit at (916) 227-3835.
4: My employer is asking for a copy of my criminal history record. Can I give it to them?
A: No. California Penal Code section 11142 prohibits you from giving a copy of your criminal record to an unauthorized third party. In addition, California Penal Code section 11125 prohibits an individual or agency from requiring you to provide him/her or the agency with a copy of your criminal record or proof that a record does or does not exist. Violation of either of these sections is a misdemeanor offense.
5: What if I submitted fingerprints and have not received a response?
Please allow a minimum of seven days before making a status inquiry. First check with the agency who requested your background review.
If a requesting agency does not have results yet and digital Live Scan fingerprints were submitted, you may use the automated telephone system to check on your submission. You will need the following information: (1) your date of birth; and (2) the 10-digit Automated Transaction Identifier (ATI) number that appears at the bottom of the Department of Justice form requesting Live Scan fingerprint background checks. The ATI number always appears in the following sequence: 1 LETTER; 3 NUMBERS; 3 LETTERS and 3 NUMBERS.
6: How long does it take for ink fingerprints to be processed with FBI?
A: Although 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.
7: Does the FBI accept personal or business checks?
A: No. Personal or business checks submitted with a DOJ 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 used.
8: Do you have procedures for expeditious handling?
A: No. The CJIS Division does not expedite requests; however, an expedited response may be provided by an FBI-approved Channeler.
9: Can the FBI send the results to someone (or agency) other than myself?
A: Under U.S. Departmental Order 556-73, the results must go back to the requestor, unless otherwise specified on the signed application.
10: What if my fingerprints are continuously rejected?
A: Mail all fingerprint forms to the CJIS Division with your request.
11: Will my fingerprint card be returned?
A: No. 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.
Please note: The information above was obtained from California Department of Justice and FBI website. We are not responsible for misprints, not updated information from DOJ and FBI websites or errors from us or them. Please always verify with the appropiate agencies or attorney (when necessary) to guide you in processing your application.
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Covered California Workers need to bring the following: