FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE CRIMINAL
BACKGROUND CHECK (WHEN WILL I GET THE
RESULTS IF SUBMITTED BY LIVESCAN)?
On average the background check takes 5 days to receive in the
mail by the applicant, and the requesting agency will receive their
results within 72 hours.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME WHEN
You must bring one form of VALID government issued photo ID
showing your name and date of birth. You are also responsible for
providing the appropriate Agency Authorization Number (usually
11 digits, and supplied by the agency and/or company requesting
the background check), and the corresponding ORI number
(number designating what type of check is being performed,
usually 7 digits with "MD" at the front). If you fail to provide this
information, it is at the fingerprint technician's discretion whether
they will fingerprint you using Livescan or not.
1A Fingerprinting does not assume any responsibility for the
failure of the background results getting to the appropriate
requesting agency if you do not give us the information, or give
us incorrect information
WHAT TYPES OF PHOTO ID'S DO YOU ACCEPT?
We will accept any of the following VALID photo ID cards that are
printed with your name and date of birth:
Passport (both U.S. and foreign
Driver's License (or state issued ID card)
Permanent Resident Card (for non-U.S.
Military ID (Active Duty, Reserves,
National Guard, Dependent, and Retired
If you aren't sure about which photo ID you have, please contact
WHAT DO I DO IF MY FINGERPRINTS ARE
If you were fingerprinted at 1A Fingerprinting, and you receive a
letter from the FBI stating you need to be re-printed, you need to
bring the letter to us and we will re-print you at no charge. If you
were fingerprinted by another fingerprint provider, the other
provider will re-print you at no charge per CJIS policy. If you
cannot do that for any reason, we will be happy to fingerprint you
for our normal fingerprinting charge. Feel free to contact us with
WHAT DO I DO IF I PROVIDED YOU WITH THE
WRONG AGENCY AUTHORIZATION CODE OR
If you were fingerprinted at 1A Fingerprinting, and you gave us an
incorrect Agency Authorization Code or ORI number, and the
record could not be processed by CJIS, you will be required to
pay another processing fee, but not the background check fee(s).
If CJIS has already processed the request, you will be required to
pay the full fee.
IF I WAS JUST FINGERPRINTED WITHIN THE LAST
3 MONTHS CAN 1A FINGERPRINTING RETRIEVE
MY OLD FINGERPRINTS FROM THE COMPUTER
AND REUSE THEM FOR ANOTHER BACKGROUND
Even though the fingerprint records are still in the computer for
approximately 90 days, 1A Fingerprinting is prohibited from re-
using/submitting old fingerprints & information for new background
checks. 1A Fingerprinting will not print out fingerprint cards from
previous transactions. The applicant is required to have the
fingerprints taken again at the time of transaction.
FOR INKED FINGERPRINTS DOES 1A
FINGERPRINTING PROVIDE THE NECESSARY
1A Fingerprinting can provide you with fingerprint cards
depending on the reason for fingerprinting. The only cards that 1A
Fingerprinting has in the office is the FBI (BLUE & WHITE Card
CAN I OBTAIN FINGERPRINT CARDS FROM 1A
FINGERPRINTING TO BE PRINTED IN ANOTHER
LOCATION, OR BY ANOTHER AGENCY?
1A Fingerprinting only supplies fingerprint cards to customers who
use our service. Fingerprint cards will not be given out or sold to
individuals not using 1A Fingerprinting services. Individuals
wishing to obtain fingerprint cards may contact CJIS for more
information on acquiring the cards.
DOES 1A FINGERPRINTING MAIL OUT
COMPLETED FINGERPRINT CARDS IF
REQUESTED BY THE APPLICANT?
1A Fingerprinting normally does not mail out the completed
fingerprint cards, but if an applicant requests the fingerprint
technician to mail the cards, the applicant must provide a pre-
addressed envelope with postage already on the envelope. The
envelope will be placed with the outgoing mail, and will be picked
up on the next available day by the regularly scheduled postal
worker . 1A Fingerprinting is not responsible for any fingerprint
cards once it has left the building, and can not be responsible for
the pickup and/or transit time of the US Postal Service.
CAN ANYONE HAVE LIVESCAN FINGERPRINTS
Livescan can only be utilized for designated State of Maryland /
FBI background checks. Livescan can't be used for out of state
background checks. The Livescan system can't be used for FBI
background checks by themselves and must be used in
conjunction with a State of Maryland background check.
WHAT TIMES & DAYS CAN I GET DOCUMENTS
NOTARIZED (WHEN IS THERE A NOTARY
Due to recent staffing shortages, Notary Services are only
available on Monday, Thursday or Friday.
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