Live Scan Fingerprinting

Live Scan Fingerprinting Service

Live scan is a way of capturing fingerprints in a digital format that gets submitted to DOJ (Department of Justice), FBI and/or any other government agency to check the criminal history of the applicant. This method of fingerprinting is inkless and allows the fingerprint technician to retake prints several times if needed to get the best quality from your fingerprints.

At PostalAnnex of Azusa, all of our staff members are certified Live Scan operators and have the proper training to ensure your experience is easy-going and done in an efficient/professional manner.

Professions that could require a Live Scan Fingerprintingi

For your convenience we have provided links to live scan requesting forms for the licenses/professions listed below. Before using, we recommend that you verify it with your requesting agency.

The above listed professions include just some of the types of live scan forms that we have seen in the past, here at our store. However, if you have a request form that is not listed above, you can always bring in that form regardless and we can help you out with that live scan.

Benefits of using Live Scan Services at PostalAnnex of Azusa

fingerprint being submitted electronically to agency database
  • You never need an appointment to have your Live Scan done

  • Simply walk in with your live scan form and government issued id 30 minutes before our closing time

  • If you are not sure what kind of live scan form you need, you can look for an appropriate one using our rental computer or one of our staff members can assist you

  • We are open all 7 days, which means that we have a live scan operator ready to complete your live scan during all store hours

  • All staff members are certified live scan operators, which means there isn’t a specific time or day of the week you have to come in to complete your fingerprinting

Charges for Live Scan Fingerprinting

With Live Scan, there is two separate fees. One fee is our rolling fee, which can be as low as $45ii. The other fee is for DOJ, FBI and other Government Agencies. This fee can vary depending on the Live Scan request form you bring. If there is a billing number on your form, then you are simply responsible for just the rolling fee. Some types of live scans are Government fee exempt, too.

In order for any live scan processor to give you accurate charges, they need to see the live scan requesting form and add the data in live scan device for the system to show total fees. Some agencies requiring your live scan may also know government fees (DOJ, FBI, Child Card, Fire Arm, etc.) and share with you. At that point only other variable that affect your total is rolling fees.

If you are still unsure, do not hesitate to come in our store and ask any further questions about prices or your form. We are more than happy to help you for your next certification or job process using live scan.

For your convenience, we accept almost all form of payment methods.

Acceptable Government-Issued IDs

person showing his ID

Primary forms of Identification accepted for Fingerprinting

  • State-issued driver’s license or ID (as long as state identification card standards are the same as for the driver’s license)

  • U.S. passport book or U.S passport card

  • Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)

  • Uniformed Services Identification Card

  • Department of Defense Common Access Card

  • Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s) (e.g., Form I-94)

  • USCIS – Permanent Resident Card (I-551)

  • USCIS – Employment Authorization Card (I-766)

  • Federal, state, or local government agency ID card with photograph

  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card

  • Canadian Driver’s License

If applicant does not have a primary form of identification, they need to provide 2 forms of secondary identification ALONG with 2 forms of supporting documentation.

Secondary forms of identification

  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth

  • U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card

  • Native American tribal document

  • Social Security Card

  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/ Divorce

  • Marriage Certificate

  • U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad

  • Draft Record

  • School ID with photograph (minimum age 7 years old, or transaction will be rejected by DOJ)

  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Replacement Certificate of Citizenship (N-561)

  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)

  • Replacement Certificate of Naturalization (N-570)

Supporting Documentation

  • Utility Bill (Address)

  • Jurisdictional Voter Registration Card

  • Vehicle Registration Card/Title

  • Paycheck Stub with Name/Address

  • Jurisdictional Public Assistance Card

  • Spouse/Parent Affidavit

If you are unsure about the form of identification you are going to provide, you can always give us a call or come in to the store and we are happy to answer your questions or find more options for you when it comes to identification.

Other services customers have used with Live Scan service

Many times, when someone needs a Live Scan done, they also end up using one of our other services. Normally if it is for a new job or certification, they have other steps on their checklist that can be taken care of at our store during the same visit.

  • Notary (sometimes customers also need a document notarized when applying for a new job or getting a permit, license or certification)

  • Mailing Documents – we have seen various agencies require that a copy of the live scan form be mailed to them or a certain address – we have Ground or Overnight shipping options available using – USPS, FedEx, DHL and UPS

  • Faxing Documents

  • Scanning and emailing documents

  • Passport Photos

  • Prints and or copies

  • Computer rental to print out your request for live scan form


What kind of fingerprinting do you offer?2020-04-23T18:36:25-07:00

We can do the manual fingerprints or “ink” fingerprints on an FD-258 card(s) and we also do Live Scans for DOJ and/or FBI. If you are not sure which kind of fingerprint service you need, I would verify with the requesting agency or check the live scan requesting form instructions if given. Also, we are open all 7 days, accept walk-ins, and always have someone available to assist you with the fingerprinting during our store hours.

I need a Livescan done. Do you need an appointment? How much would it cost?2020-04-17T14:39:59-07:00

We do have a certified fingerprint roller available during all business hours, and the best part is that you do not need an appointment to get live scan done at our location! With Live Scan, there are two separate fees. One fee is our rolling fee, which can be as low as $40. The other fee is for DOJ, FBI and other Government Agencies. This fee can vary depending on the Live Scan request form you bring. If there is a billing number on your form, then you are simply responsible for just the rolling fee. Some types of live scans are Government fee exempt, too. Please bring form in person and we can check all that for you without any obligation.

Do you provide the form to get a live scan done?2020-04-17T14:45:53-07:00

No, unfortunately because there are so many different agencies, we do not have the request forms on hand. For your reference we have put list of popular live scan types that we have done in the past on our live scan fingerprinting service page. We also recommend that you verify the form’s validity with the requesting agency.

Can you help me with Notary, Live Scan and/or Shipping on Saturday and/or Sunday?2019-11-28T13:28:47-08:00

We can help you with notary, live scan, and shipping on saturday and sunday during all hours.  No appointment needed for a notary or live scan.

Are you open during COVID-19 outbreak?2020-04-17T20:57:40-07:00

Yes, we are open during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking all possible precautions, while serving you in store. We recommend that you have face mask on during your visit in store. For fingerprinting services, it is mandatory that customers wear face masks for their and our team members safety.

We are open all 7 days with our regular business hours. We are off for only 4 holidays throughout the year.

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Typical Live Scan Fingerprinting Process at PostalAnnex of Azusa

i Links to live scan requesting forms are provided for convenience only. It is a responsibility of an individual getting live scan service to verify the validity of the form with an appropriate agency
ii All prices are subject to change without prior notice

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