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FINGERPRINTING FAQ

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan is an inkless fingerprinting process where fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice for background screening. Ink fingerprinting is still required in many states. However, as a result of legislation passed in 1997, the California Department of Justice (CA-DOJ) has developed the automated background check process, which requires Live Scan fingerprints for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment. Live Scan technology replaces the ink process of recording fingerprint images. The CA-DOJ may also forward Live Scan fingerprints to the FBI if required.

Who Needs Live Scan?

Live Scan may be required as a condition of employment for: Teachers, Care Givers, Contractors, Security Guards, Nurses, Doctors, Surgeons, Real Estate Licensees, Appraisers, Notaries, DMV Licensed Professionals, Foster Parents, Stock Brokers, Volunteers, and anyone applying for a professional licensing, certification, or permit. Persons applying for foreign adoptions or VISA/Immigration clearances may also need Live Scan processing.

What is Required for Live Scan Processing?

You must present the “Request for Fingerprinting Services” forms from your employment organization and you must present a valid photo identification when being processed. This includes one of the following: DMV Driver’s License or ID (Out of state licenses accepted), Passport, Military ID Card, Alien Registration Card / Green Card Photo ID Card. Expired ID information cannot be accepted.

What are the Benefits of Live Scan Service?

The Live Scan service center provides a convenient means of capturing your fingerprints. your fingerprints are transmitted directly to the CA-DOJ, so your background check may be completed quickly.

How Does the Process Work?

A trained and certified technician will scan your fingerprints using a Live Scan. the fingerprinting session takes five to ten minutes and your prints are immediately sent via electronic transmission to the appropriate FBI-Certified channeling agencies for background processing. The results of the background check are returned to the original requesting agency.

How Do I Check My Live Scan Results?

The results of your background check are made available to the requesting agency and may take 7-10 business days to process. You can check with the requesting agency or call the Department of Justice automated service line at (916) 222-4557. Make sure you have your birth date and ATI number when calling. The ATI number is on the bottom of the Request for Live Scan form. The system will prompt you to enter the ATI number: for the letters, enter the corresponding numbers and for the birthday, enter MM/DD/YYYY.


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Walk-in Fingerprinting Service

Normally in-and-out within 15 minutes!
Simply walk-in to our location during the following business hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Mobile Fingerprinting Service

No additional charge for groups of 10 or more…within 10 mile radius.
A small reasonable travel fee may apply for longer distances, depending on the number of individuals being finger printed.

For appointments or a price quote Just call us 858-342-2389

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Appointments

Appointments are available

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM and weekends.

To make an appointment,
please call 858-342-2389 or use our appointment request form.

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Flexible Payment

Del Mar Live Scan accepts cash, and all major Credit, Debit and ATM cards for payments.

We are competitively priced and are able to invoice employers upon establishment of Corporate accounts.


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