FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 (Ink Fingerprinting)

October 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 (Ink Fingerprinting)

There are a few ways where an individual fingerprints are “captured” (ie Live Scan, Electronic Fingerprinting) and submitted into law enforcement agencies databases. For the purpose of this article we will talk about the FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 (Ink Fingerprinting).

So why write about the “old ways” of (ink) fingerprinting? Well let’s summarize… Yes, it’s sometime viewed as “old School”, BUT it is not going away anytime soon. Let’s read on.

There is tremendous demand identity verification and criminal history background ground checks. This can be done via Live Scan; however do to plethora of governmental bureaucracy obtaining individuals fingerprints on FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 may be best and/or only alternative. Yes folks, even in this highly advance world, old fashion paper and ink are still widely used, even for fingerprinting.


Variances of Ink Fingerprinting Cards

There are different variances of the FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 with the most often difference being the information pre-printed in the “ORI” field by the Requesting Agency. The “ORI” stands for the “Originating Agency Identifier Code”. Basically, it’s the agency that is requiring the applicant to get ink fingerprinted. Another could be the descriptive data fields layout (name, date of birth, race etc.).

The National Live Scan Association (NLSA) has designated ink fingerprinting locations that provide FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards (Ink Fingerprinting).

FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258, Ink FingerprintingFBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 is the standard FBI ink fingerprinting card used by the FBI, Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and many law enforcement agencies for non-criminal fingerprinting such as for FBI Police Clearance Certificate in USA, domestic and international employment clearances, or immigration purposes.

If you’ve been asked to submit ink fingerprints, than more than likely the FD 258 Fingerprint Cards (FBI Fingerprint Card) is the correct card.


FD 258 Ink Fingerprint Card Description Fields

When filling out your FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 be sure to complete all the required fields, this includes your full name, date and place of birth, physical description, social security number, and mailing address. Be sure to use black ink only when completing the descriptions fields for the FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258.

Those seeking to purchase FD-258 Ink Fingerprinting Cards can visit www.FD258.net or call 888.498.4234 to learn more.

Where to Get FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258

Where to get Fingerprint Ink Cards has become the common question for most of us. Typically one would think to go straight to the local law enforcement agency. However, this is not the case, applicants found out that the majority of law enforcement agencies and other fingerprinting agencies do not carry fingerprint cards for the general public. If this is the you can purchase the FBI Applicant Fingerprint Cards FD 258 by visiting www.FD258.net.

Members of National Live Scan Association

California Live Scan Centers is not only an approved and certified Ink Fingerprinting facility for the National Live Scan Association (NLSA), but one of their regional corporate training centers. In conjunction with our advance training can certification in the biometric industry, our clients find it beneficial to receive Ink Fingerprinting services on-site with little wait time, if any.


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Live Scan Request Form, What is Live Scan?

March 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Live Scan Request Form, What is Live Scan

What is a Live Scan Request Form?

A Live Scan Request Form is used to capture an applicant’s information along with the requesting agency in order to process criminal background check. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) are the two primary government agencies conducting such criminal back ground checks.

Live Scan Request Form

Example of Request For Live Scan Form BCIA 8016 - California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers, 888-498-4234 http://LiveScan-Fingerprinting.net The Live Scan request form is to be provided by the requesting agency that is requiring the background check of the applicant.

The Live Scan applicant is to provide written information on the Live Scan Request Form that includes the applicant’s:

  • First & Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Place of Birth

The Live Scan applicant is to provide the Live Scan Fingerprinting center with three (3) copies of the completed Live Scan Request Form. The Live Scan fingerprint technician will take the Live Scan Request Forms and enter their information on the form. Once the technician completes the electronic fingerprint process (Live Scan), they will retain the original Live Scan Request Form and give back two (2) copies to the applicant. The applicant will then provide the second copy to the requesting agency and retain the third copy for their personal record.

The Live Scan Request form may be in triplicate also and is usually identified at the top with the wording of “Request For Live Scan Service”. In addition, it might also be identified with the code BCII 8016, which is sometimes on the bottom or upper left corner of the form.
California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers, offering online scheduling and convenience. Contact us at today at (888) 498-4234 to learn more and be sure to ask about our current promotions.

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

At California Live Scan Centers, we routinely get questions such as, “What is Live Scan?” Individuals seeking employment, obtaining a professional license, applying for adoption, or even just want to see (or not see) what information is on their criminal background check are candidates for Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Well you ask, what is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan fingerprinting is a computerized process whereby an applicants fingerprints are digital captured (electronically scanned) and immediately transmitted securely via a specialized computer terminal to agencies as the DOJ, FBI, or other authorized receiving agency. Now, the digital fingerprints, along with the applicant’s identifying information provided on the Live Scan Request form are searched in the government’s data files for matches that reveal whether there is a criminal history record on the applicant.

California’s Live Scan Fingerprinting Center’s biometric electronic fingerprinting technology and resources replaces the process of recording an applicant’s fingerprint patterns through a fingerprint rolling process using ink and paper (called FBI Ink Fingerprint Card, FD-258). Rolled ink fingerprints have been smudged through handling and mailing, causing an applicant’s ink fingerprints to become illegible and rejected. Another issue was the slow process of conducting a criminal background check clearance, taking a long as a few months to complete. Whereas the a Live Scan process can provide results within days if not sooner.


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Ink Fingerprint, Los Angeles Locations

March 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers and its Network Membership continues to grow. Ink Card Fingerprinting Locations in Los Angeles county and its surrounding areas can be found at and/or nearby:

  • Beverly Hills
  • Culver City
  • El Segundo
  • Inglewood
  • Los Angeles, Ladera Heights
  • Los Angles, Mid City
  • Los Angeles, W Adams
  • Marina Del Rey

Ink Fingerprint Los Angeles service Locations can also be found at your local law enforcement agency. Just be aware that their hours of operation is usually limited (maybe two days out of the week), in most cases exact cash is the only payment method. Lengthy waits, they do not make appointments. No Live scan forms on-site.

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  • Long Beach
  • Monterey, Seaside
  • Sacramento
  • Torrance

Fingerprinting Services in Los Angeles

April 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We offer fingerprinting services in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. With our Mobile Live Scan Fingerprinting services, clients had found this extremely beneficial in their demanding daily life styles. Being both certified and approved by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the California Department of Justice (DOJ) provides that added comfort level of security and confidentiality for our clients.

We Guarantee Our Work! Although we take that extra care in striving for that perfect print the first time around, not everyone has perfect fingerprints. If your fingerprints should need to be redone due to rejection for “poor” quality, we will redo them again for free. It’s that simple!

All of our California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers 888.498.4234 California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers | FBI Fingerprint Ink Card FD-258, Hard Card, Ten-Print. http://LiveScan-Fingerprinting.nethave the required FBI Fingerprint Ink Card, FD-258, on site. Every staff member has received their Fingerprint Roller Certification for the State of California and continues to receives ongoing training.

The process in completing your hard copy of the fingerprint card is usually between 10-15 minutes. We stand behind our work. The rolling fee is $25 per card. Contact us today, to get set-up for your next fingerprinting, 888-498-4234. You can also visit us at http://LiveScan-Fingerprinting.net.

California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers, offering online scheduling and convenience. Contact us at (888) 498-4234 to learn more and be sure to ask about our current promotions.