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Federal Fingerprinting offers FBI Ink Card Fingerprinting Services also known as Fingerprint Cards or Ink Cards.

Fingerprint Cards (FD-258) are generally used when an applicant is applying for a job, license or permit outside of the state that they currently live in such as California. However sometimes these Fingerprint Cards/ Ink Cards are used for Federal Background Checks or in some cases when a Live Scan fingerprint will not go through the normal process you can sometimes use a Fingerprint Card/ Ink Card instead. Fingerprint Cards/ Ink Cards generally it takes 1 to 2 Months to be processed and to come back with results to the customer, compared to Live Scan fingerprinting which usually only takes a few days or so to get your results back.


To properly prepare for your upcoming FBI Fingerprint Card appointment, you will need the following:

  • Social Security Number (if you have one)
  • Government Issued Photo ID

Customers must present a valid photo ID to the fingerprint technician to verify your identity. The following are FBI approved forms of photo identification:

  • Passport
  • California Driver’s License
  • California DMV ID
  • Card Out-of-state Driver’s License
  • Alien Registration / Immigration Green Card
  • Military ID Card
  • Mexican Consulate ID Card (Matricula Consular de Alta Seguridad)

Live Scan and Ink Fingerprinting Services

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