UCIA IL State Background Check Requests - for out of state applicants

Illinois State LiveScan Fingerprint Card Scan & Background Check

Our fee for out of state fingerprint card scanning is $60.00
We accept U.S. Postal money orders, cashiers checks, other money orders, Visa/Mastercard/Disc/Amex or personal checks, payable to "A Fingerprinting U S Photo".

The Illinois State Uniform Conviction Information Act (UCIA) live scan fingerprint background check provides an opportunity for individuals or employers to obtain a person's criminal history from the State of Illinois. Results of this check are mailed directly to the requesting agency or individual by the Illinois State Police.

The background check contains all conviction data collected by the Illinois State Police. An individual may grant permission to send the response to another individual or entity—such as an employee—by listing the other party as the "requestor".

If you have any questions during this process, please e-mail fingerprintingchicago@gmail.com

** Please read the entire instructions before starting, and then follow each step: **

1] Click the "Open & Print" button below, and print all pages.

Open & Print   
Contains: Fingerprinting Checklist, OOS-FP Form, FD-258 Fingerprint Cards, Instructions, Credit Card Form (PDF)

You may print the fingerprint cards on regular office paper.

2] You must print and complete an Identity Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP Form) with your completed fingerprint cards.

  • Complete Section 1 yourself.
  • Do NOT Complete Section 2; it will be completed by the person taking your fingerprints. Leave the "TCN:FRM" field blank.
  • Do NOT complete Section 3.
  • Upon receiving your fingerprint cards, we will scan them and our live scan system will generate a TCN number. We will e-mail this number to you.

Make a copy of the completed OOS-FP Form for yourself.

  • Send the ORIGINAL version of the OOS-FP Form to A Fingerprinting US Photo.
  • We cannot return the version you send us.

3] On a separate sheet, please make a copy of your Driver's License or State ID card OR your U.S. Passport OR Foreign Passport.

4] ON THE SAME PAGE OF YOUR COPY OF YOUR Driver's License or photo ID, write your E-MAIL ADDRESS and TELEPHONE NUMBER in capital letters.

5] Fill out the FD-258 fingerprint cards as per the instructions and get fingerprinted (Black Ink or Digital) by your local law enforcement agency, or any private fingerprint business.
The fingerprinting provider will complete Section 2 of the OOS-FP Form. Make a copy of the completed OOS-FP Form for yourself.

6] If you have any questions during this process, please e-mail fingerprintingchicago@gmail.com

7] CHECKLIST -
Enclose the following items and mail to:

A Fingerprinting U S Photo
210 S Clark St
THE CLARK ADAMS Building
Ground Floor Lobby
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Please enclose the following items.
  • A copy of the Fingerprinting Checklist
  • One or two completed fingerprint cards in Black Ink or Digital.
    We recommend sending two cards, in case the first card is unreadable.
  • Identify Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP Form) - ORIGINAL VERSION.
    You MUST keep a COPY of the OOS-FP Form to send to Illinois State Police - we cannot return the version you send us. Upon receiving your fingerprint cards, we will scan them and our live scan system will generate a TCN number. We will e-mail this number to you.
  • A copy of your driver's license or State ID, or a copy of your U.S. or Foreign Passport. Your e-mail address and telephone number should also be written on this sheet.
  • For quickest service, please enclose a U.S Postal money order in the amount of $60.00 USD, or make a payment using your Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex. Credit Card Payment Form
  • We also accept cashiers check, other money orders, and personal checks, payable to "A Fingerprinting U S Photo" in the amount of $60.00 USD.

8] After receiving your fingerprint card and payment, we shall process the request and transfer the card electronically to Illinois State Police for background check.

9] Upon receiving your fingerprint cards, we will scan them and our live scan system will generate a TCN number. We will e-mail the TCN Receipt to you.

10] The results will be mailed out in a large white envelope from the Illinois State Police to the requestor. Results will be received within 15 days.

Ph: 312-782-8143 / 312-782-8144

If you have any questions during this process, please e-mail fingerprintingchicago@gmail.com

A FingerPrinting U S Photo
210 S Clark St.
The Clark Adams Building
Ground Level - Lobby
Chicago IL, 60603

A Fingerprinting U S Photo Inc.
Illinois Fingerprint Vendor Agency - 262.000007