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How does Live Scan fingerprinting work in Las Vegas?
Live Scan fingerprinting uses digital technology instead of ink. Live Scan fingerprints taken in Las Vegas get immediately transferred to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ then uses the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to run background checks and retrieve the person’s criminal record (if any).
Who needs to get Live Scan fingerprints?
Anyone who gets arrested is required to submit to Live Scan fingerprinting at the booking station. The DOJ will then compare the prints to existing records and inform the police of the results.
Also, many people applying for certain jobs or professional licenses are required to get Live Scan fingerprinted. Examples include:
Upon receiving the prints, the DOJ would conduct a background check. Then it would send the results to the employer or licensing agency that requested it.
How long does it take to get Live Scan fingerprints?
Just a few minutes. The person just needs to press their fingers against a glass surface for scanning. A Live Scan specialist will help the person get it right on the first try.
How much does it cost to get Live Scan fingerprints?
It depends. But on average prices range from $22 to $65.
Is Live Scan the same as a background check?
It is a type of background check. Certainly, not all background checks require fingerprint samples.
Will getting a record seal also seal past fingerprints?
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