Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2019-10-21T08:19:59-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a few of our most frequently asked questions.

Who will receive my fingerprint results?2019-03-20T02:53:57-04:00
Who must register as a representative?2019-03-20T02:52:12-04:00

Anyone actively involved in a firm’s investment banking or securities business must be registered as a representative with FINRA. Their duties may include supervision, solicitation, or training of persons associated with the member.

Where do I get the ORI number to submit to you?2019-03-20T02:47:05-04:00

The ORI number identifies the correct profession and the agency that is responsible for processing your request. The ORI numbers are listed on documents from the requesting agency or may be found on the web.

How long are my fingerprints valid for?2019-06-19T03:33:51-04:00

The FDLE retains the prints for 180 days only. If your prints have expired at the time your application is submitted to the department, you will be required to submit new prints again.

When should I submit my fingerprints if I am applying for a license?2019-03-20T02:44:56-04:00

We suggest that you submit your fingerprints at least 5 days prior to submitting your application for license.

How long will my information be stored?2019-03-20T02:43:09-04:00

Safe Scan offers customized, flexible terms for Fingerprint Archiving services.

How do I request copies of my stored data?2019-03-20T02:42:19-04:00

Data can be requested via phone or email. State specific cards will need to be mailed to Safe Scan Fingerprinting for completion or we can provide standard FBI (FD258) cards.

What are hard cards?2019-06-19T03:35:25-04:00

Hard-cards is the term used for the document upon which digitally scanned fingerprints are printed. They are considered equivalent to traditional ink fingerprints.

What is an FBI Channeler?2019-03-20T02:39:42-04:00

An FBI-approved Channeler is a contractor authorized to transmit digital fingerprints to the FBI and receive FBI criminal history record information (CHRI) for authorized noncriminal justice purposes.

How long does it take to receive Live Scan results?2019-03-20T02:38:39-04:00

Results may be received in as little as 3 to 48 hours.

What should I do to help ensure a good fingerprint capture?2019-03-20T01:38:02-04:00

Moisturize! Start using lotion on your fingertips at least twice daily for several days before fingerprints are to be taken.

I have very dry hands or flat fingerprints, what do you suggest I use to produce clear prints?2019-03-02T18:54:58-05:00

Wash your hands with warm water and a dish washing liquid. Dry your hands and apply a moisturizing lotion.

What payment methods do you accept?2019-03-20T03:42:51-04:00

We accept most major credit cards. (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express).

All fees are to be paid at the time of service unless a billed account is established. All mobile fingerprinting services and contracts must be negotiated through our main office, not with the fingerprint technicians.

What forms of ID are acceptable to bring with me when I get fingerprinted?2019-03-20T02:50:40-04:00

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • State Driver’s License

  • State Issued ID Card

  • Military ID

  • Alien Registration Card (Green Card)

  • Current Passport

Is ink fingerprinting messy?2019-02-23T15:29:25-05:00

The ink we use comes off quickly with a wipe that we give you.

How long does it take to get fingerprinted?2019-03-20T01:32:53-04:00

It typically takes about 10 minutes from the time you are called, until all of your fingerprints have been captured.