An FBI criminal history report, also known as a Criminal History Identity Summary or Police Clearance Certificate, summarizes felony criminal arrest and conviction records submitted from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report can be requested either by submitting fingerprints electronically through Dallas Live Scan Fingerprinting, or by submitting ink fingerprint cards to the FBI in Clarksburg, WV. Dallas Live Scan Fingerprinting is staffed with professionally trained fingerprint technicians utilizing highly secure and advanced state-of-the-art technology to ensure that you receive the quickest and best quality results.
The FBI criminal history report is generated from the fingerprint based criminal record check conducted using the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) which searches the National Criminal History Repository database. If records exist, a detailed report, including information retained by the FBI in connection to a felony arrest, such as arresting agency name, date of arrest, the arrest charge, and the disposition of the arrest, if known by the FBI, is included in the report most commonly known as a “rap sheet.”
No, law enforcement agencies will not transmit fingerprints electronically to any state agency or to the FBI. Only private approved vendors like Dallas Live Scan Fingerprinting can provide this type of service for you.
Live Scan is inkless electronic (also known as digital) fingerprinting. The applicant’s fingerprints are electronically transmitted to an approved FBI Channeler to obtain a criminal history identity summary/report. Live scan is cleaner and more accurate than the traditional ink and roll method.
The Live Scan technology replaces the process of recording fingerprints using ink on fingerprint cards. Digitizing the fingerprint images enables service providers like Dallas Live Scan Fingerprinting to electronically transmit fingerprints to an FBI Channeler in a matter of seconds, instead of days spent sending hard copy FD-258 fingerprint cards through the mail and then waiting weeks for those fingerprint cards to be manually processed. Dallas Live Scan Fingerprinting offers both live scan and ink fingerprint card services. Ink fingerprinting is still required in many states, mostly for professional licensure requirements or for Immigration.
People who need an FBI criminal history report sooner than later (hours vs. days). Reports are for personal review to ensure accurate information reporting or to review prior to applying for job positions that will require a fingerprint report, foreign adoptions, foreign travel or international work visas, to establish residency and live in another country, student visas, attorney requests for court related matters, or to challenge errors and inaccurate information.
The live scan process helps in avoiding many of the problems associated with ink fingerprinting, such as smudging, smearing, and over or under inking. Live Scan fingerprints are transmitted directly to an approved FBI Channeler which helps you obtain an FBI criminal history report lightening fast as opposed to waiting up to 2 weeks for a manually generated report after mailing ink fingerprint cards to the FBI.
Obtaining your FBI report is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Call us at 214-529-8157 to schedule a convenient appointment in our Irving, TX office or at your location, or schedule us online.
2. Get fingerprinted at our technologically advanced digital live scan station for electronic transmission in less than 10 minutes.
3. Receive a copy of your official FBI report within a couple of hours. The entire process is very quick and simple. Call us at 214-529-8157 now!
Yes. The FBI requires any person requesting a live scan fingerprint criminal history report transmitted through an FBI Channeler must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. If not a permanent U.S. citizen then ink fingerprint cards are required for manual processing by the FBI.
A Notary Public is a public official commissioned by the state who notarizes legal documents and who can also administer and take oaths and affirmations. Although notaries are public officials, they are not paid by the government.
Unfortunately, no. Currently the Texas Department of Public Safety has a contract only with Identogo, also known as Morpho Trust and L-1 Enrollment to provide this service for you. If you are required to obtain electronic fingerprinting with “F.A.S.T.” form instructions, you will need to schedule an online appointment at www.identogo.com.
Yes. We are certified and authorized to complete state licensure fingerprinting for all 50 states and for FBI criminal background reports. We can use traditional black ink or transfer digital fingerprints onto the cards.
Most often, only 5 – 10 minutes per person. Quick and simple!
Most often we can see you the same day you call or by the next day. It is best to schedule an appointment as far in advance as you can to ensure that you get scheduled for the day and time of your preference. Call 214-529-8157 to schedule a convenient appointment, or book an appointment online.
Bring government issued picture identification, such as a driver’s license or State ID, Military ID, CHL license, Alien Registration Card, or Passport.
Be sure to wash your hands very thoroughly with warm water and dish washing liquid. We need to ensure that you have washed off oils and soil prior to fingerprinting. Light use of hand lotion will also help enhance fingerprint ridge detail.
Yes. We charge a trip fee for our time traveling, time away from the office, fuel, and added wear and tear on our vehicles. The travel charge varies depending on your distance from our Irving, TX office.