Live Scan & Ink Fingerprinting in San Francisco, CA

Fingerprinting Services San Francisco, CA

WE CAN DO ALL LIVE SCAN APPLICATIONS – Please bring your form and a valid picture ID.

Live Scan Fingerprints is the standardized method of fingerprinting for background checks in California. The fingerprints are acquired using a fingerprint scanner and then submitted to the California Department of Justice electronically for processing.   The applicant completes the form with his/her personal information and brings the form to Leetone where the applicant must provide the appropriate identification. In California, fingerprinting must be performed by a certified fingerprint roller or qualified law enforcement personnel.

We are a registered and licensed Applicant Live Scan Vendor for the California Department of Justice and adhere to their strict privacy guidelines.

To make an appointment call us at (415)391-9890 

We are open from Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm 

We also do INK FINGERPRINTING: This service is for those seeking the traditional ink-on-paper fingerprints. 

This type of fingerprints is used for FBI’s Identity History Summary Checks (also known as FBI background check) 

Leetone offers you this traditional method with one clean advantage: 
No more ink all over your fingers! 

We offer an inkless process for your convenience. Your fingerprints are acquired via an electronic scanner and printed out using a government-approved laser printer. This way any fingerprint rolling error can be easily amended and you avoid having messy inked fingers. We are also equipped to offer ink fingerprinting for that special, out-of-state request, employment or for foreign consulate requirements and applications. FBI, IDHSC, FINRA, FD-258 and SF-87 10 print digital captured cards. 

Multiple copies of your set of fingerprints can be provided if needed. 

 If you do not have the FBI Form FD-258 required, we can provide one for you at an additional cost. 

Contact LEETONE for an appointment or more info. 


    The California Department of Justice (DOJ) provides an automated service for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions or VISA/Immigration purposes. During the 2014 calendar year, the DOJ processed more than 2.1 million applicant fingerprint transactions. Eighty percent of the electronically submitted fingerprint checks are completed within three business days.

    Here is basic information for individuals needing to submit fingerprints to the DOJ for background checks.

    Step One (1) – Get the forms

    If you are applying for employment, license, certificate or permit with an applicant agency requiring a background check, you must get the instructions and the forms required for fingerprinting services from that agency. The agency will complete its information to ensure accuracy. You will need to add your personal information to the form before getting fingerprinted.

    Step Two (2) – Get fingerprinted

    Once you have obtained the necessary forms from the applicant agency, simply come to Leetone Photo Center Live Scan site to be fingerprinted.

    Please note: You must present valid photo identification when being fingerprinted. Expired identification information will not be accepted. Live Scan Device and Process Image Examples

    fingerprint-rolling fee will be collected when you get your fingerprints taken.

    There also is a criminal history processing fee collected by the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the background checks. While often paid by the requesting agency, some applicants may be required to pay this fee themselves, so check with your requesting applicant agency. While the law requires applicant fingerprints to be captured and submitted electronically via Live Scan, DOJ does have limited statutory authority to issue an exemption to this mandate if an electronic transmission site is regionally unavailable or internal processing procedures dictate a need.

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    Step Three (3) – Wait for the results

    Once the submission is received and processed, the DOJ will respond to the applicant agency either electronically or via U.S. mail.


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    While most of the time results are returned to the applicant agency within three days, delays can occur. Applicants should check with the applicant agency that requested the background review
    since the DOJ sends results directly to the applicant agency. Delays can be caused by poor fingerprint quality, the existence of any criminal information in the applicant’s record, birthdates before 1920, and incorrect data submitted on the electronic transaction. You can help prevent delays by making sure the Live Scan operator has entered ALL the information on your Live Scan form and entered it CORRECTLY.

    Fingerprinting Locations San Francisco, CA


    Click to call (415) 391-9890 or book online.
    Open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
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