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NOTICE: The building at 335 Randolph Avenue is closed to the public until April 22, 2022.

Fingerprints must be submitted to the Criminal Background Check Program (CBCP) on a fingerprint card. CBCP staff continue to telework part time. The office is staffed daily; however, the office may not be staffed during all business hours. We recommend sending fingerprints and forms by USPS or courier (e.g., UPS, FedEx) rather than bringing them to the office in person.

Requirements for Completing the FD-258 Card

The fingerprint card must be signed by both you and the person who takes your fingerprints. However, the card must be completed before you sign it. Depending on where you have your prints taken, you may be asked to complete the card before your appointment or the information may be entered into the computer and printed on the card during your appointment.

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When should I complete the information at the top?

When and if you should complete the information at the top of the card will depend on where you have your fingerprints taken. Many locations will enter the information into a computer that will then print the information on the card. Others will ask you to complete the information by hand. Check with the fingerprinting location to determine whether you should fill out the information before your appointment.

CBC TIP: When you contact the fingerprinting location to schedule an appointment, be sure to ask both of these questions:

  1. Do you have an official FD-258 card or its equivalent?
  2. Should I fill out the top portion of the card before my appointment?

Demographic Data Requirements

The following fields must be completed. For detailed instructions on how to complete these fields, visit our Demographic Data page.

  • Name
  • Aliases
  • Residential address
  • Reason Fingerprinted (POR 214 075)
  • ORI (See Board ORI list)
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eyes
  • Hair
  • Place of Birth
  • SSN


Check the fingerprints before signing the card. Your fingerprints should be visible in each of the boxes. Pay special attention to the Four Flat images at the bottom of the card. All four fingers for each hand must appear inside the appropriate box. Ideally they will all be visible above the words printed at the bottom. Cards with incomplete images may be rejected by the FBI; cards missing prints entirely may not be transmitted by our office.

Date and Signatures

If the date was not printed on the card, be sure it is added by the technician. The date printed must reflect the date the fingerprints were taken. The card must be signed by the applicant and the person taking the fingerprints at the time the prints were taken.

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