Live Scan Instructions
Live Scan is easy to use. Simply follow these steps:
Go to the nearest Live Scan station (see below for locations) to have your fingerprints submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.
Pay the Live Scan operator the $32 DOJ fingerprint processing fee and the $17 FBI fingerprint processing fee, as well as the Live Scan site fee. If you are applying for a firearm permit, you must pay the $38 DOJ Firearm Eligibility Application (FEA) Processing fee at the site.
NOTE: The fee set by each Live Scan site varies. The Bureau does not set the price.
Submit the following to the Bureau:
- The completed application forms for the license, registration, permit, or certificate for which you are applying.
- The second copy of the Live Scan Form (BCII 8016) received from the Live Scan site.
- The Bureau fees required for the license, registration, permit, or certificate.
Live Scan Sites and Forms
NOTE: If the second copy of the Live Scan form received from the Live Scan site or Fingerprint cards is not submitted with your application, you must include a cover letter with the application stating they will follow within three business days.