Get Your Fingerprints Taken
You must give the police your fingerprints if you’ve been charged with an indictable offence
You don’t have to give the police your fingerprints if you’re charged with an offence that can only be considered a summary offence. But, if you are charged with a summary offence and it could have been a hybrid offence you may still have to give the police your fingerprints.
How Long Is A Certificate Valid For
Victoria Police does not have an expiry date for validity of National Police Certificates. The police certificate is the result of a check of police records only up until the day it is issued. It is up to each organisation to determine how often they require a new certificate to be issued. Some areas do have either direct legislation or licensing requirements which require a police check be conducted at certain intervals. The best source of information in regard to this is the professional or industry governing body which relates to the area.
How To Become A Harvester For Live Scan Fingerprinting
*** Those wanting to become a Harvester to fingerprint for Concealed Handgun Carry Licenses ONLY, do not need to create an NIC account. If your plans include harvesting for other professions or types of licensures an account with NIC is required. ***
To become a harvester for live scan fingerprinting you will need to do the following:
- Send a letter requesting permission to be able to submit as a Harvester-Electronically to AFIS. Please contact 501-618-8500 and ask for the appropriate people to send this letter to.
- In the letter, please include the following:
- Your request for permission to become a Harvester.
- The name, phone number, and email address for a contact person.
- The physical address where the live scan machine is located along with a phone number for this location.
- Proof of an NIC account. If you do not have one already you will need to set up an account with NIC 501-324-8900. You can also access NIC through our website, scroll down to licensing, and click on criminal background checks. You will see a log in screen but select the in the top left corner. From there follow the instructions to set up an account.
- After you receive your machine, you will need to call the AFIS Department at 501-618-8504. Please have your IP address and Host ID ready to provide.
- When all of this has been completed you will receive a phone call at the number you provide in your letter. This call will be confirming your account and password information.
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Sex Offender Registration/court Orders:
Persons who are required to be fingerprinted for sex offender registration or are required by court order will be fingerprinted/registered during normal work hours only at the Police Operations Center.
NOTE: No sex offender registrations or court orders will be processed on Holidays, Saturdays or Sundays.NOTE:Parents bringing a returned runaway to the Police Department for fingerprints/photos, or have been requested to have your child fingerprinted by a CSPD Officer may come to the Police Operations Center at any time for fingerprinting.
Did You Receive An Attend Letter
If you receive an “attend” letter after submitting your application, follow instructions.
Individuals are requested to “follow-up” and attend the Customer Service Unit for a variety of reasons. Follow-up requests may be related to:
- submission of fingerprints to confirm or eliminate a criminal record associated to an applicants information
- Failure to submit a self-declaration form if you have existing criminal conviction
- submission of fingerprints for the Vulnerable Sector search to confirm or eliminate a pardon associated to applicants information.
- A vulnerable sector check is conducted as part of a criminal record check. It is a search of records suspended sexual offences. The vulnerable sector check is national RCMP policy and requires applicants who have a combination of name and/or gender and/or date of birth as a pardoned/suspended sex offender to undergo fingerprinting to verify their identity. The vast majority of those fingerprinted will not have a pardoned/suspended sexual offence however fingerprinting remains a necessity as it eliminates the possibility of an offender changing their name to circumvent a criminal record. This is not an accusation of criminal activity or guilt fingerprints are used to confirm your identity only. Please see the RCMP website for more information.
NOTE: The above information cannot be discussed over the phone however the Police Information Check Unit will disclose this follow-up request when you attend.
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Do I Need A Criminal Record Check Or A Vulnerable Sector Check
Different employers or institutions require different types of background checks.
A criminal record check simply verifies whether or not you have a criminal record.
A vulnerable sector check is a special type of criminal record check required for situations where you will be in a position of trust or authority over children, the elderly, the disabled, or another vulnerable group.
A vulnerable sector check involves a name-based search of the national repository of criminal convictions, a search of locally held convictions at Halifax Regional Police and a query of the pardoned sex-offender database. In some cases, you may be required to submit your fingerprints if there is a match based on either your name or a combination of your gender and date of birth to a pardoned sex offender record. Applicants with a potential match will be contacted by Halifax Regional Police and asked to come to Police Headquarters to have their fingerprints taken electronically. You can have your fingerprints taken Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find out more about vulnerable sector checks from the RCMP.
Employment Immigration Records Suspension Or Border Crossing Fingerprints
Appointments are required, and are subject to the availability of a Forensic Identification Technician at that time. You can make an appointment by calling 905-546-4977, Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30, or by sending an emailto:.
Processing fee of $65.00
7 days a week all year long.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am – 9:00 p.m.
Charged persons should report to the front counter at Central Police Station. Bring your paperwork and photo I.D. along.
Charged persons are welcome to attend prior to the scheduled date and time, however a Fail to Appear warrant will be issued if the scheduled date and time passes without the charged attending
Central Police Station at 155 King William St. Hamilton
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Will My Interstate Convictions Appear On My Certificate
Victoria Police conducts national police record checks. If information is obtained from other police jurisdictions, the relevant legislation is applied by that jurisdiction before it is disclosed. In relation to legislation applied by states or territories other than Victoria, please refer to the relevant police jurisdictions website for more information.
What The Police Are Allowed To Do
You must give the police your fingerprints if you’re charged with or convicted of an offence for which you could go to jail for 2 years or more. This includes indictable offences and hybrid offences.
You have to give the police your fingerprints even if you weren’t convicted of the offence. The gives the police this power.
You don’t have to give the police your fingerprints if you’re charged with an offence that can only be considered a summary offence
but not held in custody, the police will give you a release document. To find out if you have to go for fingerprinting and photos, read your release document. It will tell you where and when to go to have your fingerprints and photos taken. You must keep the appointment indicated on your release document.
If you miss your appointment, you could be arrested, held, and charged with another offence. The police can use reasonable force to take your fingerprints and photos if you don’t co-operate.
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Id Required For Fingerprinting
Applicants should bring two pieces of valid government issued identification and one must be a photo ID. The following are types of acceptable identification:
- Immigration documents i.e. work or study permits
- Military Family ID Card
- Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
- Certificate of Live Birth
- Nexus card
Dont Miss Your Appointment
If you’ve been and charged, but not held in custody, the police will give you a release document. There are several types of release documents. Examples include:
- an undertaking to an officer in charge
Your release document will tell you when and where to go to have your photos and fingerprints taken if you’ve been charged with an indictable offence or a hybrid offence. Bring the release document with you when you go to your appointment.
If you miss your appointment, you could be arrested, held, and charged with failure to appear. Failure to appear is a criminal offence.
If you have an important reason to change the date, you can ask the police if they will change your appointment.
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Whats The Process For Getting A Police Information Check
Police information checks are part of the application process for an increasing number of jobs and volunteer positions, especially if you’re going to be in a position of authority or working with “vulnerable persons”. A vulnerable person is defined in the Criminal Records Act as “a person who, because of their age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, is in a position of dependence on others or otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by person in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
If you are a resident of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam, here’s what you need to know:
- You can only get a police information check done by the police force in the community where you live. If you are not a resident of our jurisdiction we will not process your police information check.
- Police information check forms must be submitted in person either at our main detachment front counter or at one of our four Community Police Stations. Applications sent by mail or email will not be processed.
- Required forms. All police information check applicants have to fill out a PIC form. If the police information check is for a job or volunteer position involving vulnerable persons, applicants must also fill out the Vulnerable Sector portion of the PIC form.
For information about fees, payment options, hours of availability and secondary identification visit our
Can I Lodge My Completed Application Form At A Police Station
National name check application
This will need to be forwarded by mail to the Public Enquiry Service to the address specified on the application form. Victoria Police will not accept faxed applications and we do not fax or email certificates to the applicant.
National name and fingerprint check
This application will need to be submitted at the time of your fingerprint appointment. For more information on fingerprint appointments, please visit our website.
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Online Booking Now Available
This feature allows clients to go online to view weekly availability for fingerprinting services, and to create/reschedule/cancel appointments. A confirmation email will be sent once an appointment is booked.
The UCLA Police Department is located on the northwest corner of Charles E. Young Drive South and Westwood Plaza, just north of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Live Scan clients may park in the one-hour visitor parking spaces located in the front of the police station. If no parking is available, clients may purchase temporary parking from the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza just north of the police station. Short-term paid parking is also available at the top of Parking Structure 8.
The cost for Live Scan services includes a rolling fee , plus applicable State and Federal charges. The rates are currently as follows
- Rolling fee: $25
- DOJ charge: $32
- FBI charge: $17
All rates are subject to change depending on the type of application being processed. You will be advised of the cost once you arrive and information provided on your form has been entered into the computer. The cost for ink rolled prints is $25 for two cards and $10 for each additional card.Reminder: Applicants who are required to be fingerprinted, either as a condition of employment or for a professional license application, must bring a valid driver license, state ID card, or current passport.
Who Will Receive The National Police Certificate
To ensure the protection of privacy and application of natural justice principles the National Police Certificates will be forwarded to the applicant at their nominated postal address on the application form. There is no option for the applicant to have the certificate forwarded to a prospective employer.
It is not recommended that copies be made unless the person or organisation can assure the applicant that it will be kept confidential, securely stored or disposed of appropriately. The original certificate must be sighted by the organisation/employer and may be photocopied and/or retained with the consent of the applicant.
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Spent Convictions Act 2021
External Link commenced on 1 December 2021 and replaces the Victoria Police Information Release Policy. The new legislation changes the way a persons criminal history information can be used and disclosed, including what can and cannot be released on a national police record check.
Changes include :
- Victorian convictions that are spent will no longer show up on a national police record check
- Court outcomes without conviction will be spent, subject to the completion of any conditions attached
- Generally, convictions with a sentencing outcome of 30 months imprisonment or less will be spent automatically after a 10-year crime-free period for adults and five years for young people
- In certain circumstances a conviction will be spent immediately, including when a person was under the age of 15 when they committed the offence
- Criminal charges where a court has not yet made a decision , information relating to an ongoing investigation by police, and/or findings of not guilty by reason of mental impairment will in most circumstances not be disclosed.
Please note that these changes only apply to disclosure for standard employment checks and exemptions apply where other Victorian legislation or existing national agreements or national laws are in place. Spent convictions will continue to be disclosed to police, courts and other law enforcement agencies for the administration of the justice system and to protect community safety.
including fact sheets for the community and employers.
What’s The Process For Getting Fingerprinted
Like police information checks, fingerprints must be done by your local police agency.
All fingerprint requests must be accompanied by justification for the request, such as:
- A notarized Vital Statistics name change package for any name change related requests.
- A letter from the consulate for immigration related requests.
- A letter from Citizenship Canada for any citizenship related requests.
- A letter from your employer for a security check requests.
For information about fees, payment options and hours of availability visit our page.
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Preparing To Be Fingerprinted
- To get a good print, it is important that your hands are hydrated:
- Drink lots of water.
- Use hand lotion.
- Avoid excessive hand washing, use of hand sanitizers or other activities that dry out your hands.
Fingerprinting Services Are By Appointment Only
|Live Scan and Fingerprinting Hours|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Please contact the Front Business Desk at 949-724-7000 to schedule your appointment.
You must bring an official state or federal form of photo identification with you to your appointment. We do not process fingerprints for the Immigration & Naturalization Service for U.S. Citizenship. The INS has fingerprinting locations designated for this service.
Payment for Livescan and ink fingerprinting may be made by cash or check only. Please make checks payable to the City of Irvine. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accept payments by credit card or accept bills over $50.
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Make A Fingerprint Appointment Online
Victoria Police provides fingerprinting services at various locations throughout Victoria. We provide two types of fingerprinting services Ink and Livescan. Please ensure you select the appropriate service for the fingerprints you need. We are unable to accommodate wrongly booked services.
To a do a National Name and Fingerprint check, Livescan is the service used for taking electronic fingerprints. Copies of fingerprints will not be provided with this appointment.
Once the check has been complete, a Victoria Police issued National Name and Fingerprint certificate will be provided. Common purposes that need a Livescan appointment include:
Victoria Police can provide sets of Ink fingerprints for the following purposes:
Please check with the requesting agency whether the ink fingerprints need to be taken on a specific form. We will be unable to offer a refund if the fingerprints are rejected due to the form being incorrect. We do not keep other countries/agencies forms on hand.
Ink fingerprint appointments must be booked individually according to the number of sets of fingerprints required. Each set of fingerprints will include individual fingerprint impressions that are rolled from nail to nail. This includes flat impressions of the fingers and thumbs of both hands. Palm impressions are also taken if required.
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Fingerprinting Information And Services
Act 630 of 2021 was enacted by the 93rd General Assembly during its Regular Session and goes into effect on July 28, 2021. Arkansas Code Annotated § 12-12-1005 was amended to add an additional subsection which reads as follows:
A background check request for a non-criminal justice purpose that must be completed under state or federal law through the Division of Arkansas State Police shall be submitted to the division by electronic means through the Arkansas State Police Criminal Background Check System.
This subsection does not apply to a submission originating outside the State of Arkansas.
Fingerprinting services for civil applicants are no longer available at the Arkansas State Police Little Rock Headquarters.
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