1710 El Camino Real Ste. D, San Bruno, CA 94066

(650) 588-8935

IAR Livescan

IAR Livescan Fingerprinting & Mobile Notary

Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to Common Questions

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan is an inkless fingerprinting process which electronically transmits digital fingerprints to the Department of Justice and the FBI. The California Department of Justice has developed this automated  screening process which requires Live Scan fingerprints for criminal history background checks. Live Scan is faster, more sanitary, and more secure than traditional ink fingerprinting.

Who Needs Live Scan?

Many jobs require live scan as a condition for employment. Some of the most common occupations needing this service include teachers, care givers, contractors, security guards, nurses, doctors, surgeons, real estate licensees, appraisers, notaries, DMV licensed professionals, foster parents, stock brokers, volunteers, coaches, and anyone applying for a professional license, certification, or permit. Persons applying for foreign adoption or Immigration/VISA clearances may also need Live Scan.

What is required for Live Scan Processing and What Should I Bring?

A valid government issued photo ID or passport is necessary to prove your identity. You will also need three copies of the "Request for Fingerprinting Form." These should be obtained from the agency or organization requesting your fingerprints. 

What are the Benefits of Live Scan?

Our professional and courteous staff and advanced equipment will provide a convenient means of capturing your fingerprints. The entire process takes about ten minutes and your information will be quickly and securely transmitted to the Department of Justice.

How Much Do These Services Cost?

Most of the Live Scan fees are set by the DOJ. These fees are based on the "Request for Live Scan Service" form and vary depending on which level of service is required. Our Rolling fee of $25 is then added to these government fees.