What is Live Scan?
Live Scan is the process of capturing fingerprints electronically for submission to specific agencies, archiving, or fingerprint card printing.
New York Fingerprints’s staff of trained fingerprint professionals are available to provide Live Scan fingerprinting services at all four locations or via on-site fingerprint technicians.
Reasons For Live Scan Fingerprinting
Live Scan fingerprints are generally required for
electronic submissions to receiving angencies
Many agencies still require the traditional ink fingerprints for their licensing.
New York Fingerprints’s state of the art software can capture fingerprints digitally and print them out on fingerprint cards.
New York Fingerprints’s software is capable of capturing digital fingerprints and storing them in our secure server for the purpose of
generating hard copies of fingerprint cards as needed in the future.
Electronic Submissions to FINRA
New York Fingerprints is only one of thirteen companies in the United States authorized to digitally capture and submit your Electronic Fingerprint Submissions (EFS) directly to FINRA.
New York Fingerprints is authorized to transmit digital fingerprints for background screening purposes through First Advantage.
FBI Fingerprint Background Checks
New York Fingerprints is authorized to transmit electronic fingerprint submissions directly to the FBI through an authorized FBI Channeler.
New York Fingerprints is an FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) authorized Live Scan vendor and can transmit records electronically directly to FDLE.
New York State Department of Criminal Justice
New York Fingerprints is partnered to process NYDCJS records but NOT AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION OR SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS. Please contact your agency if you require this service.
THIS IS NOT FOR NEW YORK STATE FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS
If you need New York State Live Scan Fingerprinting, you need to go to Identogo or call (877) 472-6915.
If you need New Jersey State Live Scan Fingerprinting, you need to go to Identogo or call (877) 503-5981.
This is a MorphoTrust requirement and appointments can ONLY be made through them for New York State Live Scan Fingerprinting.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have questions, we can answer them.
Q. How long does it take to get fingerprinted?
It typically takes about 10 minutes from the time you are called, until all of your fingerprints have been captured.
Q. Is Live Scan Fingerprinting messy?
No ink is used when doing live scan fingerprinting. You only need to touch a clean piece of glass to capture your images.
Q. What information do I need?
You need a valid State or Federally issued form of identification so we can prove your identity. A valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.
Q. Do I bring any documentation?
We typically don't need any additional documentation other than your identity documents.
Q. What payment do you accept?
We accept cash, or any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/American Express)
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