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Live Scan and Manual Ink Fingerprinting
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What is LiveScan Fingerprinting?

LiveScan is inkless electronic fingerprinting. The fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for completion of a criminal record check.

Is an appointment required for LiveScan service?

Yes, appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call: (650) 286-3336

What is the cost for LiveScan?

The Police Department's fee is $31*, plus applicable State and Federal charges.

  • Additional fees may apply depending on the type application being processed. Confirm these costs prior to arrival.
  • Debit (ATM) and credit cards are not accepted. Check or cash is accepted, but exact change is desirable.
  • * Fees are subject to change.

What do I need to bring to my LiveScan appointment?

The "REQUEST FOR LIVESCAN SERVICE" form (BCII-8016), which should already be completed by the agency or person who is requesting you to be fingerprinted. The form must be legible (typed or printed clearly).

Valid photo ID required. Examples:

  • California Driver's License
  • California ID card
  • US Military ID
  • Passport

What is Manual Ink Fingerprinting?

Manual Ink Fingerprinting is ink rolled fingerprints on a FD-258
fingerprint card.

Is an appointment required for Manual Ink Fingerprinting service?

Yes, appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call: (650) 286-3336

What is the cost for Manual Ink Fingerprinting?

The Police Department's fee is $31.00* per card.

  • Confirm these costs prior to arrival
  • Debit (ATM) and credit cards are not accepted. Check or cash is accepted, but exact change is desirable.
  • *Fees are subject to change

What do I need to bring to my Manual Ink Fingerprinting appointment?

  • The FD-258 fingerprint card(s) which should already be completed by the agency or person who is requesting you to be fingerprinted. The form must be legible (typed or printed clearly in black ink).
  • Valid photo ID required. Examples:
    • California Driver's License
    • California ID card
    • US Military ID
    • Passport

The Foster City Police Department is not authorized to fingerprint for immigration purposes.

You must have these prints taken at INS field offices. To learn more about INS fingerprinting go to their website at:or call the INS toll free at 800-375-5283

For more information call (650) 286-3300 or e-mail police@fostercity.org

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