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Old 07-27-2010, 05:08 PM
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Hi, my wife is applying for a partner visa and went to our local police station (Fairfax VA) to get fingerprints done for the FBI check only to be told they don't issue the finger print cards to individuals. All they did was run a check to see if she had a clean record in fairfax. She tried to explain to them that she needs the card to send to the fbi, but they wouldn't take them.
Anyone had such an experience for such a simple request?

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Hi, my wife is applying for a partner visa and went to our local police station (Fairfax VA) to get fingerprints done for the FBI check only to be told they don't issue the finger print cards to individuals. All they did was run a check to see if she had a clean record in fairfax. She tried to explain to them that she needs the card to send to the fbi, but they wouldn't take them.
Anyone had such an experience for such a simple request?

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Rod

Hi,

I went to my local police station services and they fingerprinted me digitally. Is this where your wife went?

Fingerprints*- Fairfax County, Virginia

Also, you may want to check this out, you may have done that already, but just in case you havent - City of Fairfax, Police - Fingerprinting

Also, as far as possible, take digital fingerprints instead of those inked ones, because there are chances that the inked ones are not clear enough and the FBI may ask you for another set, or reject it.. not sure. The digital fingerprinting eliminates that risk.

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Hi, my wife is applying for a partner visa and went to our local police station (Fairfax VA) to get fingerprints done for the FBI check only to be told they don't issue the finger print cards to individuals. All they did was run a check to see if she had a clean record in fairfax. She tried to explain to them that she needs the card to send to the fbi, but they wouldn't take them.
Anyone had such an experience for such a simple request?

Thanks
Rod
Hi Rod,

When we were trying to get a police check done for my husband's spouse visa (in Raleigh, NC), the local police station wasn't very helpful either! We made so many dead-end phone calls and it was really confusing trying to work out where to go - city police? county police? state police?

It ended up being the City of Raleigh Police Administrative Services Division - they did the records check and the fingerprinting. Maybe it's something similar for Fairfax, VA.

good luck!
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I did not have a problem up here in CT with getting fingerprints done. You do not have to go to a police station to get fingerprinted. I would look online and view who does finger printing around your area. Maybe you'll have to go to a state police station instead of a little local one.
I would call and ask if they do fingerprinting for FBI reports. Then you can set up an appointment or stop by when they do fingerprinting. Mine cost $10.00.
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We live in Oregon, and I called my local Police Station who said they do the fingerprinting, I asked what department does the Records check, and they gave me the name and address of the State Police Dept in oregon- i called them first to check on this, before I sent the forms in. The Application for State Police Record was returned to us within 10 days.

But for 2 digital fingerprint cards(one for FBI as well) + the service, our local Police Dept. charged $38.

Call around first, and also ask if they take creditcard or personal check and what the cost will be!


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Old 07-28-2010, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for all the info, we are going to try the city of fairfax station today. I printed out the fingerprint card from fbi site, but will see if we can get digital

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Thanks for all the info, we are going to try the city of fairfax station today. I printed out the fingerprint card from fbi site, but will see if we can get digital

Rod
Hi Rod..

Digital fingerprinting also requires the card. They print the final fingerprints on the card itself, just that the machine detects whether the fingerprint is accurate or not, and so they can take prints again till the machine approves it. Hope everything goes well with you !

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The fingerprint card can be downloaded from the FBI site. You can print it at home on stiff card stock, and print as many copies as you need. That's what I did, as my local sheriff's office would not provide cards either. If I had been applying for a gun permit they would have provided the card - but not for my own request!!!


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