Fingerprinting for DFS

Fingerprinting Instructions

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Fingerprinting for DFS

DFS uses IdentoGO by IDEMIA for fingerprinting services. IdentoGO is the exclusive live scan fingerprinting provider for DFS as well as the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, and is a certified FBI Channeling Agent. 

For the most part, IdentoGO Centers located in New York State should be used for fingerprinting for New York under contractual agreement between DCJS and IdentoGO, however, some IdentoGO centers located outside of New York State (with limited but expanding availability and an additional fee as explained below) have been authorized for use.

Use the identoGO website to locate an authorized enrollment center:

Instructions

To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, go to the IdentoGO website or call (877) 472-6915.

Appointment scheduling via the IdentoGo website is available 24/7/365. Appointment scheduling via the call center is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Identification

Use the IdentoGo website to learn what ID to bring to an Appointment.

Service Code

When making your appointment, you will need your Service Code. Note the correct Service Code associated with the ORI number for your license/application type below.

You are responsible for ensuring you enroll for the correct service. If you enroll for the wrong service, your prints cannot be transferred, and you will need to enroll again, and will incur additional cost to you. If you are uncertain of your correct Service Code, please contact DFS.

Industry ORI Number Service Code License Type
Banking NY921970Z 154376 Bank and Trust Companies
Banking NY921970Z 1543KX Savings Banks
Banking NY921970Z 1543JF Savings and Loans
Banking NY921970Z 15438Q Credit Unions
Banking NY921970Z 1543HZ Safe Deposit Companies
Banking NY921970Z 1543F2 Mutual Holding Companies
Banking NY921970Z 154394 Investment Companies
Banking NY921970Z 1543GH Mutual Trust Investment Companies
Banking NY921970Z 1543BK Limited Purpose Trust Companies
Insurance NY921270Z 1544H9 Employee Applicant
Insurance NY921270Z 1544JT Life Settlement Brokers
Insurance NY921270Z 1544K7 Life Settlement Intermediaries
Insurance NY921270Z 1544NR Life Settlement Providers
Insurance NY921270Z 1544Q5 Principal, Executive, Director of Insurance Companies
Insurance NY921270Z 1544RN Professional Bondsmen/Charitable Bail Organizations
Insurance NY921270Z 1544S3 Public/Independent Adjusters
LFS NY921822Z 1543N9 Budget Planner
LFS NY921822Z 1543QT Commercial Check Casher
LFS NY921822Z 1543R7 Licensed Lender
LFS NY921822Z 1543SR Money Transmitter
LFS NY921822Z 1543T5 Premium Finance Agency
LFS NY921822Z 1543VN Retail Check Casher
LFS NY921822Z 1543X3 Sales Finance Company
Mortgage NY921860Z 15434V  Mortgage Broker
Mortgage NY921860Z 15436S Mortgage Loan Servicer
Mortgage NY921860Z 154358  Mortgage Loan Originator
Mortgage NY921860Z 15433B Mortgage Banker

Fees

A fingerprinting fee will be payable at the IdentoGO site at the time of your appointment. The fee will cover the DCJS fee, an IdentoGO service fee as well as an FBI fee if required. 

If the fingerprinting is done at an IdentoGO center located outside of New York State, an additional and separate fee will be charged.


Receipts

At the fingerprinting location, your ID documents will be reviewed, fingerprints will be scanned and your photo will be taken.

You will be given two receipts indicating your name, fingerprinting location, date and time, fee paid and reason for fingerprinting. You must submit one receipt to DFS with your application, submission or biographical affidavit as proof of fingerprinting. Retain the other copy for your records.


Re-scanning

If fingerprints do not scan properly due to image quality reasons, IdentoGO will contact you and advise that you must schedule an appointment for re-scanning. There is no cost for re-scanning within one year from the date of your original submission.


Obtaining Rolled Fingerprint Cards

Applicants Who Cannot Access a New York State IdentoGo Site

For those who cannot access an authorized IdentoGO site as described above, two hard copy rolled fingerprint cards must be taken and filed with DFS. This method may be more costly, delay the processing of your application, and should only be used when absolutely necessary.

To learn more about submitting rolled fingerprint cards, please see the instructions specific to your industry as follows: