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Fingerprinting: Licensed Financial Services Entities

Pursuant to New York Banking Law Section 22, every applicant for a license under Articles 9, 9-A, 11-B, 12-B, 12-C and 13-B of the Banking Law and every applicant filing an application to acquire control of a licensee “under such articles shall submit simultaneously with an application, his or her fingerprints, in such form and in such manner as specified by the Division of Criminal Justice Services…" Check casher employees are also required to be fingerprinted as per Part 400.1(c)(4) of the Superintendent's Regulations.

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.

ORI Numbers

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.

Service Code License Type
1543N9 Budget Planner
1543QT Commercial Check Casher
1543R7 Licensed Lender
1543SR Money Transmitter
1543T5 Premium Finance Agency
1543VN Retail Check Casher
1543X3 Sales Finance Company

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 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.

If you are NOT ABLE to be fingerprinted at an IdentoGO Center located in New York State, follow these instructions:
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(Note: This method may be costlier, may cause delays in processing applications, and should be used only when it is not possible for the individual to go to an IdentoGO Center located in New York State.)

Obtain two hard-copy fingerprint cards from DFS. Requests for fingerprint cards should be emailed to [email protected]. The email must include the following information:

The appropriate Service Code that reflects the License Type related to your application:

Service Code License Type
1543N9 Budget Planner
1543QT Commercial Check Casher
1543R7 Licensed Lender
1543SR Money Transmitter
1543T5 Premium Finance Agency
1543VN Retail Check Casher
1543X3 Sales Finance Company
and
  • The number of cards requested (two cards per person are required)
  • The name and address of the person to whom they should be mailed
  • A telephone number to call if we need to contact you.

Pre-Enrollment

Complete the pre-enrollment/pre-payment process via the IdentoGO website, or by calling IdentoGO at (877) 472-6915. Enter the appropriate Service Code (see above). Click “Submit A Fingerprint Card by Mail.”

Fee

Follow the prompts to pay the fingerprinting fee.

Additional costs for taking fingerprints are the responsibility of the individual.

Receipts

The information on the fingerprint cards must be completed according to the Fingerprint Card Instructions. The fingerprints may only be taken by a law enforcement or government agency. The fingerprinted individual must obtain a receipt with information verifying the source of the fingerprinter. A Fingerprint Certification Form must be completed at the time the fingerprints are taken.

Submission

Mail all of the following documents (all originals – NO photocopies):

Mail directly to DFS at:

New York State Department of Financial Services
Licensed Financial Services
1 State Street
New York, NY 10004-1511

DFS will mail the fingerprint cards to IdentoGO for scanning.

Re-Scanning

IdentoGO will contact you via U.S. mail and advise you if fingerprints must be retaken due to image quality issues. There is no additional charge for the processing within one year from the date of your original submission, however you may be required to pay a fee by the entity rolling the fingerprints.