Fingerprinting, Identity, and Passport Services
We provide FD-258 fingerprint cards with the appropriate Privacy Act Statement and markings. This is the standard FBI fingerprint card most States accept as well. We can also capture your prints onto any fingerprint card you have been provided by another agency.
This service is for non-Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) purposes such as licensure or employment in other states, adoptions, childcare, Federal purposes, ATF, countries other than the USA, or for other non-CBI purpose.
After each set of fingerprints are taken, we perform a quality check to ensure your prints are recorded correctly on your FD-258 (form provided) the first time. We are known for our expert fingerprinting services being a preferred vendor for Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
We understand the importance of having this done correctly the FIRST time, your and ensure your prints are AFIS ready.
Even though you're not allowed to smile in the photo, we feel getting your passport photo taken should be enjoyable. When you look at the photo you'll have for the next TEN years, we want you reflect fondly on your experience at Colorado Springs Fingerprinting
Unlike the Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS big chain/box store experiences, where taking passport photos is just an insignificant extra duty on the store's bottom line, we wont just shuffle you through a busy store to have your picture hurriedly taken by an uninterested employee. We want your photo and memory of when it was taken to be the opposite of the "deer in headlights" glamour shot that most travelers end up with.
What type of photo do you want for the next 10 years? Want to review your shots before they print?- No problem. Retakes? - As many as you want. Want to spruce up in our private powder rooms? Go nuts!
Just remember these USA Passport Photo guidelines and you'll be set to jet
CBI Live Scan Fingerprinting - Colorado State Specific Fingerprinting
Colorado-Springs-Fingerprinting is an affiliate of Colorado Fingerprinting.
Colorado Fingerprinting is an approved vendor for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the Colorado Applicant Background Check Services (CABS) program for licensure/employment in the state of Colorado.
Appointments are required. But you can NOT make that appointment through us or on this website.
Please visit www.coloradofingerprinting.com for more information and to enroll. If you have any questions please call Colorado Fingerprinting at 720-292-2722
Yes, we have Live Scan fingerprint devices.
No, you can not sign up DIRECTLY with us, Colorado Springs Fingerprinting, for CBI CABS Appointments
Please visit www.coloradofingerprinting.com for more information and to enroll. If you have any questions please call Colorado Fingerprinting directly at 720-292-2722
ATF EFT -reusable- Fingerprinting
ATF eForm Fingerprint Files
It's here! FFLs, dealers, gun shops, gunsmiths or those wishing to establish a gun trust or purchase NFA items can leverage the ATF's "express lane" eForms and upload their fingerprints directly into the ATF's eForm wizard.
Previously, mailing in ink cards and passport photos was the only way to get an ATF background check required to complement the ATF's eFrom applications. It was half online and half mail in process that easily took over a month. The ATF had to first receive you mailed in FD258s, match them with your online application, and then send them to the FBI. You would then have to wait 2-4 weeks AFTER the FBI received your prints for the FBI to return the results to the ATF for the ATF to make a determination.
Once the ATF got on board with the 21st Century and created a privacy and encryption gaunlet we partnered with a technology provider that allows you to securely store your fingerprints and demographic information into an encrypted file that the ATF can (and prefers) to use right on their online eForms through electronic fingerprint channeling.
Whereas other NFA item brokers such as Silencer Shop only let you use their system to create a one time use EFT file you can only use to buy their products...
We at Colorado Springs Fingerprinting allow dealers and individuals to use our software and machines to create an ATF EFT files for MULTIPLE submissions to the Form 1 & 4 eFile portal.
We guide you, step by step, to create your NFA Compliant ATF 41 Form 5230.4 - commonly know as the ATF eForm4 and eForm1- file and then email it to you to use again and again for multiple submissions.
Whether you are buying, transfering, registering, building a firearm, NFA item, as an individual or establishing a legal entity such as a "firearm trust" - this is the service you need. After a quick visit, you will have the ability to upload your fingerprints electronically (through an EFT file) for ATF eForm 1 & 4. It is the ATF's preferred method of receiving fingerprint files.
What does this look like for you?
You come in, get your fingerprints scanned, enter your complimentary information with our our step-by-step on screen prompts and leave with an encrypted file which only the ATF can decode to run your background check when uploaded onto the ATF eForms wizard.
***As of MAY 2023***
Their is a growing number of uses for .EFT files and the number of agencies and organizations adopting this technology for background check applications is growing.
We provide private, professional, and State compliant notary service at our North Academy Boulevard location.
Our notaries are trained to treat every client with discretion, dignity, and patience. We give each document our meticulous attention and adhere to identification standards needed to legally notarize all seals and signatures.
FBI Live Scan Fingerprinting (fast results)
FBI Fingerprinting through Live Scan Fingerprinting
Get Results FAST - in most cases as fast as 2-5 days emailed back to you or your employer. This fast tracked, digital fingerprint channeling service sends your fingerprints directly to the FBI enabling the FBI to run your fingerprint-based criminal history report through their preferred medium.
This expedited service is offered instead of the slower, conventional "Ink & Mail" method which the FBI advertises takes up to four (4+) weeks to return results. You can sign up for FBI digital fingerprint channeling directly with Colorado Springs Fingerprinting. You can NOT use this service for Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI - Unique Code) Fingerprinting.
We will capture your fingerprints and send them digitally and securely to the FBI on your behalf. The FBI fees are included in the price of our service. The FBI will receive your fingerprints and background check request, digitally, which drastically speeds up the process. The FBI can return results withing 48hrs of receiving digital fingerprints and background check requests and then emails you your criminal background check results directly.
***Please Note*** If your employer or licensing/certifying Agency asked you to get ink fingerprints or to record ink fingerprints on their specific form- then do NOT sign up for this service. Do what your employer or licensing Agency wants you to do.
FDLE Florida Live Scan Fingerprinting
FLORIDA specific fingerprinting routed to agency through FDLE ORI #s
Fast Florida agency-specific licenses, certifications, and job approvals require Live Scan fingerprinting "channeled" through licensed digital fingerprinting providers.
Florid Mortgage Lenders,
Florida Loan Officers,
Florida Real Estate Agents
Florida VECHS (volonteers)
... anyone who wishes to do business in an industry regulated by certain government or professional standards in the State of Flordia must have their fingerprint-based background checks done through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
The FDLE processes fingerprints fastest (and with some agencies- ONLY) through FDLE certified Live Scan digital fingerprint channelers. As of MAY 2022, Colorado Springs Fingerprinting is the ONLY provider of FDLE digital fingerprinting channeling in Colorado Springs.
Still have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section below or give us a call:
719.594.4743 (option #1 to reach "The Mail Center" main line to answer you Colorado Springs Fingerprinting questions)