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 for out-of-state Employment or Licensing

Fingerprinting for employment or licensing in another state MUST be done on ink fingerprint card(s) rolled and sent to the requesting agency/employer.  

The agency or employer may provide you with cards, or the FD-258, standard FBI fingerprint card, can be provided by Signing Hawaii at no additional cost to you.

Cost ROLLED ink prints:  $40 (includes up to 2 cards)
Each card beyond 2: $20 

Request direct to the FBI
Total $58 (plus mailing) <--new price as of 7/15/17
14 - 16 weeks to process: 
Processing time varies.

To request your background check using this method, you submit a request directly to the FBI, along with at least one recent inked fingerprint card.  Go to the FBI website here to see complete information and instructions on how to submit your request directly to the FBI. 

Once the FBI receives your request, fingerprint card and payment, it will take 11-13 weeks to process your request, after which the results will be mailed to you by USPS.  

Total cost is $58:  $40 for the completed fingerprint card and $18 to the FBI with your request.   The report returned to you is authenticated but is no longer printed on colored, tamper-proof paper by the FBI.  

NOTE:  If you are not a US Citizen, or legal resident, you MUST use Option 1.

Request to FBI through FBI My FBI Report
 (minimum* Total: $77.95) <--new price as of 7/15/17
Time to receive report after processing is approximately two weeks 

Have one inked card rolled ($40).

Complete and mail your Criminal History Report Request and associated forms, along with your inked fingerprints, and payment ($37.95), to My FBI Report in California.

Your prints will be processed through the FBI and you should receive your authenticated report, on tamper-proof paper, in approximately two weeks after processing by My FBI Report.

Because your fingerprint card and completed request must be mailed to My FBI Report, Signing Hawaii suggests that you send your request by Priority Mail so you have tracking to confirm receipt of your request by My FBI Report.  

When completing your request, there is also an option available to have your completed report returned to you by Priority Mail, again with tracking, for an additional $14, or by Fedex for an additional $40.  If you select either of these options you will be provided with the return tracking number for your completed report. 

Livescan Request to FBI through My FBI Report
(fastest) (minimum* Total: $74.95) <-- No change
See your report online, usually within 24 hours.
Receive your original report in 5 to 7 days, minimum.

Livescan prints are captured digitally and transmitted electronically to My FBI Report, the authorized FBI Channeler.

My FBI Report processes your request through the FBI and the results often can be viewed by you within 24 hours on their website.  

The tamper-proof, authenticated report, on tamper-proof paper, will be mailed to you the day the results are received from the FBI.  


The minimum prices quoted are for return of the report to you by USPS first class mail, at no additional charge.  

For Option 1, please check instructions on the FBI website for options, if any, to order multiple originals or faster return mailing.

Only with Options 2 and 3:

You may elect a faster return service (Priority Mail or FedEX) for additional fees; and/or

You may request additional originals of the official report at a cost of $9 for each additional original report. 

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Livescan for individuals cannot be done for employment or licensng


A Livescan criminal history report may be requested by individuals for employment or licensing
in a foreign country.


Livescan can only be done for U.S. citizens or legal residents.


An individual who is not a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. may request an FBI background check
 directly from the FBI. 
Credit/debit cards or cash accepted.
No personal checks please. 
Presently, the ONLY My FBI Report Preferred Livescan Location in Hawaii.

****NEW PRICES EFFECTIVE 7/15/17****