Q: How much do you charge for fingerprinting services?
A: Fingerprinting is $19.99 for one fingerprint card and $9.99 for additional cards (same applicant). Please note Our Guarantee–we reprint ANYBODY’s rejected fingerprints for FREE regardless of where you had them initially done. Avoid rejected fingerprints and unnecesarry application delays by coming to Arizona Livescan FIRST.
Q: How can Arizona Livescan provide Livescan services if the Arizona Department of Public Safety cannot accept the fingerprints electronically?
A: We use the Livescan systems to capture your prints and apply them to the standard FBI FD-258 card accepted everywhere. Our fingerprint services are actually preferred by many organizations becasue we have completely eliminated operator error, smudges and many of the reasons why fingerprints are rejected. At Arizona Livescan we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and technology. With that, we have invested in Livescan systems so that we can collect the very best possible images. We apply those images to standard FBI FD-258 fingerprint cards using an FBI-Certified printer. This fingerprint collection process allows us to capture the best images of your fingerprints thereby avoiding delays and missed deadlines for returned prints. And yes, our fingerprint cards are accepted at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, all state and federal agencies, as well as other states. If you have any questions please contact us directly at 602-246-3444. We are always here to assist you with all of your fingerprinting needs.
Q: What is a Fingerprint Clearance Card?
A: A person seeking employment, licensing, or admittance into a college, university or educational program may be required to apply for a Fingerprint Clearance Card. A successful applicant will receive a small laminated card verifying that a person is capable of gaining legal employment based on his criminal background or absence thereof. Employers use the fingerprint clearance card as a means of establishing a potential or current employee’s background. Even though fingerprints do not change, a new set must be submitted to the Licensing Unit every time you renew a license to ensure no criminal activity has occurred since the last license was issued. For more information concerning the Fingerprint Clearance Card process in Arizona see the Department of Public Safety, State of Arizona.
Q: Do I need an appointment to get my fingeprints done at Arizona Livescan?
A: No. You do not need an appointment. You may come in anytime during our hours of operation. Our livescan technology we offers a quick and efficient method of collecting fingerprint images.
Q: How long will it take?
A: It should take approximately 15 minutes for us to collect your fingerprints and ensure your application and paperwork is completed.
Q: What do I need to bring with me
A: Visit Preparing for your visit before you come in. Make sure you bring in acceptable identification and any paperwork that you were issued. If you are applying for Identify Verified Prints (typically required by school teachers) please ensure that you bring in a money order made out the Department of Public Safety in the correct amount (listed on your application). We’ll take it from there!
Q: How can I obtain an application packet for an initial or renewal Fingerprint Clearance Card?
A: Arizona Livescan will provide you with an application packet including an envelope for sending your prints.
Q: I have 12 employees that need to obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card. Can you come to our business and fingerprint us all at once?
A: Yes, we provide mobile, on-site fingerprinting services using our livescan technology as a way for our clients to save time and money on hidden costs such as gas and travel time. We can fingerprint 1 or 100 and can accommodate any size group for one day or several. Please call the Arizona Livescan office to inquire about our mobile fingerprinting services.
Q: What is the fee to obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card?
A: The fee to obtain your Fingerprint Clearance Card is set by DPS and is listed on your application. Note that this fee is made payable directly to the Department of Public Safety and that the fingerprint rolling fee charged by Arizona Livescan is a separate fee. We charge $19.99 for one fingerprint card and $9.99 for additional cards (same applicant).
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: Arizona Livescan accepts cash, credit and debit cards. DPS accepts Cashier’s Checks, Money Orders or a check drawn on a business account. All forms of payment should be made payable to the AZ Department of Public Safety. It is always recommended to contact DPS directly to ensure that their payment policy has not changed. You can reach them directly at (602) 223-2279.
Q: Where can I learn more about the AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card?
A: You can learn more about the process for obtaining a Fingerprint Clearance Card by reading our web site and visiting the Department of Public Safety’s web site where you will find the most current information about their rules and regulations.
Q. I want to request a voluntary background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Do you provide fingerprint services for the FBI?
A: Yes, we can record your fingerprints on the standard FBI FD-258 card. Follow the instructions at Submitting an Identification Record Request to the FBI
Q. I was fingerprinted in Phoenix last year to volunteer at my son’s school. Now that I am going to apply for my Arizona Board of Nursing license they want my fingerprints, too. Why do I have to keep on getting fingerprinted?
A: You must undergo a fingerprint-based background check for each agency requiring you to do so. All fingerprint-based background checks are mandated by some type of legislation–state or federal. Your fingerprints are not stored. Since fingerprint-based background checks offer a greater degree of accuracy than simple name and Social Security number checks, your fingerprints are used to compare to the criminal histroy record databases.