Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

If you’re uncertain about the specific fingerprint service you require, we’re here to assist you. Here’s a helpful breakdown:

1. In-State Florida License/Employment (e.g., Florida Real Estate): If you are seeking a license or employment within the state of Florida, such as in the field of Florida real estate, you will need the Florida Livescan service. To process your application, make sure you have an assigned Florida ORI (Originating Agency Identifier) number.

2. Out-of-State License/Employment: If you are pursuing a license or employment in a state where you do not currently reside or if you are in a different state receiving fingerprint services, you will need to utilize fingerprint cards. This requirement applies to individuals seeking licenses or employment outside of their current state of residence.

3. FINRA: If your fingerprinting needs are related to FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), such as obtaining a Firm Broker CRD (Central Registration Depository) number, specific procedures apply. Please ensure you have the necessary information regarding your firm and brokerage when processing the fingerprints.

4. ATF: If your fingerprinting needs are related to ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives), it is essential to have your Form number ready for processing. This number corresponds to the specific form or application you are submitting to the ATF.

5. FBI: FBI checks are generally required for all applicants and are primarily conducted for federal background checks. These checks are commonly necessary when applying for visas or citizenship, among other federal processes.

We hope this information provides clarity regarding the different fingerprint service requirements based on your specific circumstances. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please feel free to ask.

Thank you for your inquiry. Please be informed that our Live Scan services are non-refundable.

When we refund a payment, the customer is refunded for their full payment amount, but the processing fees for the payment are not refunded.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any further inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing our services.

We are pleased to accept various forms of payment to ensure convenience and flexibility for our clients. When making a payment for our services, you can choose from a wide range of payment options. We accept the following methods of payment:

1. Credit Cards: We welcome payments made with major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Using your credit card provides a secure and efficient way to complete your transaction.

2. Debit Cards: We gladly accept payments made with debit cards associated with major card networks. Debit cards offer a convenient way to pay directly from your bank account while enjoying the benefits of card acceptance.

3. Online Payment Services: We provide the option to make payments through popular online payment services. These services include platforms like PayPal, Venmo, or other similar digital payment solutions, which offer ease of use and additional security measures.

4. Electronic Funds Transfer: For certain transactions, we may accept electronic funds transfers (EFT) directly from your bank account. This method allows for a seamless transfer of funds, eliminating the need for physical payment instruments.

Please note that while we accept various forms of payment, we do not accept checks as a method of payment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

At the time of payment, our team will provide you with instructions on how to proceed with your preferred payment method. If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding payment options, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team. We are here to help you have a smooth and hassle-free payment experience.

To your appointment with Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting, you are required to bring two forms of identification. Here are the guidelines:

1. Primary Identification: You must present one form of primary identification. The acceptable options for primary identification include:

– Valid Driver’s License
– State Identification Card
– Passport

2. Secondary Identification: You need to provide a second form of identification that verifies your Social Security number as inputted into the system. The acceptable options for secondary identification include:

– Picture Photo of your social security card.
– Tax Forms (e.g., W-2 form, 1099 form)

It’s important to note that without proper identification, Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting may not be able to process your fingerprints. Therefore, make sure to bring the required forms of identification to your appointment to ensure a smooth and successful fingerprinting process.

To provide the best service possible, we prioritize appointments over walk-ins. While we understand that unexpected situations may arise, it is highly recommended to schedule an appointment in advance to ensure that we can dedicate sufficient time and attention to your needs.

By scheduling an appointment, you can secure a specific time slot that works best for you, allowing us to allocate the necessary resources and staff to provide you with efficient and personalized service. This helps us maintain a smooth workflow and minimizes waiting times for our valued clients.

However, we strive to be flexible and accommodate urgent situations whenever possible. If you find yourself in need of immediate assistance and have not scheduled an appointment, we kindly ask you to contact us to discuss your situation. Depending on availability, we will do our best to accommodate your needs or provide guidance on the next available appointment slot.

We believe that prioritizing appointments benefits both our clients and our team, ensuring a more streamlined and efficient service experience. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to reach out to us. Our dedicated staff is ready to assist you and provide the exceptional service you deserve.

To change your appointment with Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting, you can utilize their easy appointment scheduling system. Follow these steps:

1. Access the appointment scheduling system provided by Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting. This system may be available on their website or through a dedicated online platform.

2. Log in to your account or enter the necessary information to access the appointment management section.

3. Look for the option to modify or change your appointment. This may be labeled as “Modify Appointment” or “Reschedule Appointment.”

4. Select the desired date and time for your new appointment. Depending on availability, you may be able to choose from available slots within the system.

5. If you require additional services or prefer a mobile appointment at a different location, check if these options are available in the scheduling system. You may have the ability to add services or change the appointment location.

6. Confirm the changes to finalize your new appointment details.

If you encounter any difficulties or have specific questions about changing your appointment, it’s recommended to reach out to Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting directly. They will be able to guide you through the process and assist with any specific requirements or considerations related to appointment changes.

Live Scan service is a commonly utilized fingerprinting process that captures digital fingerprints that are submitted to law enforcement agencies for background checks. It is an important tool used by various organizations and individuals who require a criminal record review for employment, licensing, and certification purposes. 

Yes, in many cases, an ORI (Originating Agency Identifier) code is required to process fingerprints. The ORI code is a unique alphanumeric code assigned to a specific agency or organization that is authorized to collect and submit fingerprints for various purposes, such as background checks, employment screenings, or licensing applications.

When submitting fingerprints, individuals typically need to provide the ORI code along with their personal information to ensure that the fingerprints are processed correctly and attributed to the correct agency or organization. The ORI code helps to streamline the fingerprinting process and ensure accurate identification and record keeping. It is important to obtain the correct ORI code from the relevant agency or organization before submitting fingerprints.

The duration of a background check in Florida can vary depending on several factors, including the type of check being conducted, the volume of requests being processed by the relevant agency, and any extenuating circumstances that may arise during the process.

Typically, for a standard background check conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the processing time can range from a few days to several weeks. This timeframe allows for the collection and verification of information from multiple sources, including criminal records, employment history, education records, and other relevant databases.

It’s important to note that certain factors, such as the complexity of the individual’s background or any delays in receiving information from external sources, can extend the processing time. Additionally, different agencies or organizations may have their own internal procedures, which can also impact the overall processing time.

For a more accurate estimate of the processing time for a specific background check, it is recommended to contact the relevant agency or organization responsible for conducting the check. They will be able to provide you with more specific information based on their current workload and processes.

An investment advisor agency and a broker registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are both entities involved in the financial services industry, but they have distinct roles and responsibilities.

1. Investment Advisor Agency: An investment advisor agency, also known as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), is an entity or individual that provides investment advice, recommendations, and ongoing management of client portfolios. They are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities regulators, depending on their assets under management. Investment advisors have a fiduciary duty, which means they are legally obligated to act in the best interests of their clients. They typically charge fees based on a percentage of assets under management or on a flat fee basis.

2. Broker Registered with FINRA: A broker registered with FINRA, commonly known as a broker-dealer, is an individual or firm that facilitates the buying and selling of securities on behalf of clients. They are licensed and regulated by FINRA and may work for brokerage firms. Brokers are primarily engaged in executing transactions and may offer investment products such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities. While brokers are required to make suitable recommendations for their clients, they do not have the same fiduciary duty as investment advisors. Brokers often earn commissions or transaction-based compensation for the trades they execute.

In summary, the key difference lies in the scope of services and the regulatory oversight. Investment advisor agencies primarily provide investment advice and portfolio management services, operating under a fiduciary duty to act in their clients’ best interests. Brokers registered with FINRA, on the other hand, focus on executing securities transactions and may offer a range of investment products, but they are not necessarily bound by the same fiduciary standards as investment advisors.

No, Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting does not conduct ink fingerprinting. Instead, they use a livescan device to scan your fingerprints directly onto an FD-258 fingerprint card. This method is considered less messy and has a lower rejection rate compared to traditional ink fingerprinting. With livescan technology, the fingerprints are captured electronically, eliminating the need for ink and paper. The scanned fingerprints are then transferred onto the fingerprint card, ensuring a clear and accurate representation of the prints for processing and identification purposes.oggle Content

The mobile fingerprint services provided by Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting are priced at $150 for two people. This package is specifically designed to cater to groups, business clients, corporate clients, and private clients alike. For each additional person beyond the initial two, there is an extra charge of $50 per person. Please note that pricing may be subject to change, so it is advisable to contact Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting directly to obtain the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information for their mobile fingerprint services.

To track your Florida background check, there are a few options available:

1. Transaction Tracking Numbers: Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting provides transaction tracking numbers to all clients during each appointment. These numbers can be used to track the progress of your background check. You can inquire about the status of your check by contacting Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting directly and providing them with your transaction tracking number.

2. Miami Beach Notary App: If you have access to the Miami Beach Notary app, you can find monthly uploads of background check information there. This app may contain updates or notifications regarding the status of your background check.

3. FDLE Website: You can also use the TCN (Transaction Control Number) provided to you and visit the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) website for background check tracking. The FDLE website offers a TCN lookup feature that allows you to enter your TCN number and check the status of your background check. You can access the TCN lookup tool at the following URL:

By utilizing these methods, you should be able to track the progress of your Florida background check and obtain the most up-to-date information regarding its status.

Here is an example of FBI rejection letter, please upload the  document to us so that we can recapture your fingerprints. 

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