Fingerprinting and Imaging Technologies

Live Scan is a criminal background check usually needed for an employer or institution. We carry the latest and most up to date machines to make your live scan experience quick and effortless between the Monterey Peninsula and the Salinas Valley.  We’re also portable if you have a group that needs us to meet you at an off-site location.  

What is Live Scan?

Live scan fingerprinting refers to both the technique and the technology to capture fingerprints and palm prints electronically, without the need for the more traditional method of ink and paper.

Who needs Live Scan?

All types of individuals are required by the state and federal governments to get Live Scan, including (but not limited to): realtors, notaries, foster parents, teachers, massage therapists, appraisers, caregivers, investment brokers, contractors, nurses, doctors, security guards, volunteers, and lawyers.

How does the process work?

Your fingerprints are processed electronically and transmitted immediately to the central computers at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for processing. The Live Scan process gets results to employers and licensing agencies within days. 

Please note we never receive your results we only process the rolling of finger prints.

What to bring:

Bring the following with you to your fingerprinting appointment: 

a. Your completed Request for Live Scan Services application

b. Driver's license or other valid (Current and NOT expired) form of identification such as a passport or State DMV ID.

Other acceptable documentation (Current and NOT expired)

  • Driver's license or ID card issued by another state

  • Mexican or Canadian driver's license issued by an authorized agency

  • U.S. military identification card

  • Foreign passport if stamped by the immigration and naturalization service

Payment:

Payment will depend on the agency requesting the service. Some pay directly to our office and others will ask you to pay directly to us. The total amount due will depend on the information on your Live Scan request form. We accept credit card and cash as payment methods. 

How do I check my Live Scan results?

Please contact the requesting agency for any updates. Results vary but usually are submitted back to the requested agency within 7-10 business days. 

You can also call the Dept of Justice’s automated service line at 916-227-4557. It’s important you have your ATI number when calling. The ATI number is on the bottom of the Request for Live Scan form.
 

Our Office

761 Lighthouse Ave

Monterey, CA

93940

Feel free to walk in to our office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. We strongly encourage you send us a quick email at snewton@3rdwatchsecurity.org  requesting a live scan apt. This will guarantee we have you on top of our list to be taken care of more quickly. We can also come to you for an additional fee. 

 
 

Contact Us

Phone:  

831-856-5252

Email:

snewton@3rdwatchsecurity.org

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