SF-87 Fingerprint Service in San Diego

Alive Scan Fingerprinting Qualifications

Alive Scan is certified by the California Department of Justice to fingerprint via Live Scan (digital), FBI FD-258 Ink Card and the SF-87 Ink Fingerprint Card. Since law enforcement agencies no longer offer fingerprint services in California, San Diego police departments and sheriff offices regularly refer fingerprint applicants to us.


SF-87 Ink Fingerprint Cards

The Form SF87 is an 8″ x 8″ ink fingerprint card used mostly by federal agencies. The purpose of the fingerprint cards are to process a criminal background history report, usually to determine employment eligibility. SF87 fingerprint applicants must receive this specific fingerprint card from the requesting employer.¬†Alive Scan carries the more common FD-258 fingerprint cards, but not the SF-87 card.¬†Occasionally the requesting agency will allow the FD258 Card to be used as a substitute since the two ink fingerprint cards are very similar. Check with the requesting agency before substituting the FD 258 with the SF 87 card.


SF87 Fingerprint Card Applicants

The SF-87 Fingerprint Card is often used by the military, federal agencies or to complete a federal employment security clearance. The Department of Homeland Security also uses the SF87 “hard card” for new employees. In San Diego, the Customs Border Protection Agency requires new agents and officers to be fingerprinted by an authorized provider such as Alive Scan.


Alive Scan – San Diego SF 87 Fingerprint Service Provider

Please contact us if you have questions or need fingerprinting by an authorized SF-87 fingerprint provider. Our San Diego location is conveniently located just off the I-5 Freeway in Pacific Beach 92109. Note: We also provide mobile services for groups for fingerprint applicants.