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How to Get Started

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1

Obtain the California Department of Justice Live Scan form (BCIA 8016) from the organization requesting your live scan. Click here for Live Scan form.

2

Determine if your organization will be paying the cost of your live scan government and/or fingerprint rolling fees or if you will be responsible for the payment. 

Important: If your organization is paying your live scan fingerprinting costs, they will provide you with a letter or form to give to the Capital Live Scan location indicating they are a billed account.

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Choose a Capital Live Scan location from the Affiliates list. Click here for Affiliates list.

4

Check the location’s days and hours of operation, whether they take walk-ins or appointments, the costs for fingerprint rolling fees, and payment methods accepted at your location of choice.

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Bring the following information to the live scan location:

1. Completed Live Scan form (BCIA 8016) 

2. A valid government-issued photo identification, e.g., California or out of-state Driver’s License or Identification Card, Passport, Military  Identification, Resident Alien Card, Immigration Card, or Green Card. 

3. If applicable, payment for the government and/or live scan fingerprint rolling fees.

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Show up at your desired locations with the necessary materials. A live scan technician will take your fingerprints and submit them electronically. 

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7

Your live scan fingerprint results will be sent electronically to the organization that requested you to get fingerprinted. This process is typically three days or less, but can take up to thirty business days.