Fingerprints for submission to the USA

There are a number of reasons why you may need to have your fingerprints taken for submission to the USA:

  • FBI Identity History Summary Check – for Non US Citizens.  (This is the USA’s version of the UK’s DBS check.) You can only have your fingerprints taken by rolled ink.
  • FBI Identity History Summary Check / Police Clearance Certificate – for US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) Only. Unfortunately, you can now only have your fingerprints taken using rolled ink, due to FBI regulations, which state that FBI approved channellers may only process requests for a US citizen or US permanent resident located in the US or its territories. Please contact the FBI on or +1 304-625-5590 for further details.
  • Federal Regulatory Compliance – such as NFA, CFTC or FINRA. These will be rolled inked impressions. FINRA no longer except digital impressions from outside the U.S.
  • State Regulatory Compliance – such as for Financial Services, Gaming,Insurance, Medical, Money Transfer Licences, Horse Racing and other regulatory US licences. These will generally need to be rolled-inked impressions, with the exception of Florida when we can take your fingerprints digitally if you can provide an ORI number.

Rolled Ink Fingerprints to the FBI

This is a hard-copy paper process.

Before you begin, you need to register with the FBI’s Electronic Departmental Order. You must complete the online registration form, which can be found HERE. You will be sent a unique reference number by email, which you will need to submit with your fingerprints to the FBI.

We can take your fingerprints at any of our locations, or we can come to you. We can supply US Fingerprints cards if needed.

Once taken, we highly recommend that you use a courier service to send your fingerprints to the FBI.

Results usually take 2-4 weeks depending on FBI workload.

From £65.00 plus vat

Digital Fingerprints to the State Of Florida

This is a digital process via an FBI approved channeler for the State of Florida submissions only.

It is no longer permitted to submit digital fingerprints for Identity History/Rap sheet checks from US citizens or US lawful permanent residents who are not currently located in the US or its territories.

For further questions regarding this FBI policy, please reach out to, or +1 304-625-5590.

If you require your fingerprints to be submitted to the State of Florida and have a US Social Security number,we can take your fingerprints using LiveScan at our London Office. You will need to provide the ORI ( Originating Agency Identification) number

From £150 plus the relevant ORI State fee plus vat (this includes fees to the channeled)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. To qualify for this service the following conditions must apply and such information must be supplied at the time of your fingerprints are taken:

  • You must have a current Social Security Number;

FBI Contact Details

The national collection of fingerprints is held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Clarksburg, WV. Their contact details are:

FBI CJIS Division – Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
Call Centre: 001 304 625 5590

The FBI’s website page about Identity History Summary Checks can be found HERE