WHAT IS LIVE SCAN?
Live scan is a process in which bio metric equipment is used for the electronic capture & submission of applicant fingerprints to the Department of Justice (D.O.J.), Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and other California license related departments. Live scan is computer digitized fingerprinting that replaces the process of recording fingerprint patterns through a rolling process using ink. Live scan is the most secure & efficient way of submitting your fingerprints to the Department of Justice (D.O.J.) and F.B.I.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
The live scan fingerprinting process typically takes 7-10 minutes. The application is submitted via the internet immediately. In most cases, background results from the D.O.J. take approximately 3 days. Background results from the F.B.I. take approximately 5 days. Child abuse index check takes 4-6 weeks. Due to various reasons, results can be delayed. For any significant delay, the D.O.J. will contact the requesting agency. The results are either emailed or sent to the requesting agency listed on the request for live scan service form. Once we have submitted your application any questions regarding status can be checked online by clicking HERE. (please have A.T.I. number & D.O.B. ready).
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Applicant must bring picture identification such as: Current United States issued driver’s license/identification or passport. (3) copies of the “Request for live scan service” form. The form must be completed by the agency requesting the live scan and the applicant. Live scan request form can be obtained by the requesting agency
Record Review Unit and/or Foreign Adoptions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding YOUR own criminal history record and/or Foreign Adoption procedures.
Applicant Response Section: email@example.com
Question regarding applicant transactions.
Questions regarding Visa-Immigration and Apostille.
Authorization Questions: AuthorizationQuestions@doj.ca.gov
Questions regarding authorization by the DOJ to conduct criminal history background checks.