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:
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.
Use the IdentoGo website to learn what ID to bring to an Appointment.
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||1543JF||Savings and Loans|
|Banking||NY921970Z||1543HZ||Safe Deposit Companies|
|Banking||NY921970Z||1543F2||Mutual Holding Companies|
|Banking||NY921970Z||1543GH||Mutual Trust Investment Companies|
|Banking||NY921970Z||1543BK||Limited Purpose Trust Companies|
|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|
|LFS||NY921822Z||1543QT||Commercial Check Casher|
|LFS||NY921822Z||1543T5||Premium Finance Agency|
|LFS||NY921822Z||1543VN||Retail Check Casher|
|LFS||NY921822Z||1543X3||Sales Finance Company|
|Mortgage||NY921860Z||15436S||Mortgage Loan Servicer|
|Mortgage||NY921860Z||154358||Mortgage Loan Originator|
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.
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.
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:
- Adjuster/Public Adjuster
- Bail Bond Agents
- Banks, Credit Unions, Investment Companies, Trusts
- Budget Planners
- Check Cashers
- Insurance Agents & Brokers
- Insurance Companies Officers/Directors
- Licensed Lenders
- Money Transmitters
- Mortgage Companies
- Mortgage Loan Originators
- Premium Finance Agencies
- Sales Finance Companies
- Virtual Currency Businesses