Biometrics are defined as the process by which a person’s unique physical and other traits (such as fingerprints, voice recordings, and facial patterns) are detected and recorded by an electronic device or system as a means of confirming identity. In recent years, businesses have begun using biometric technology (with biometric fingerprinting becoming increasingly common) for FBI and police background checks. Though biometric fingerprinting is being used more often for background checks, you may be wondering – what is biometric fingerprinting and what exactly does the process entail? Read on to find out more:
What is Biometric Fingerprinting?
Biometric fingerprinting replaces ink fingerprints by using digital scanners. Your fingerprints will be checked for criminal history against legitimate government databases, and then your fingerprints will be transmitted directly to the agency that requested your background check. Our company, SwiftLink Worldwide, currently offers biometric fingerprinting for FBI and Illinois State Police background checks. Our service is currently only available for the state of Illinois.
What Does the Process Entail?
The process of biometric fingerprinting is actually very simple. When you come into our office, our expert team will begin by digitally capturing your fingerprints. Then, your digital fingerprints will be transmitted to the agency that requested your background check to be processed.
Who Might Need Biometric Fingerprinting?
According to Certifix Live Scan, some people who are required by the state and federal governments to get Live Scan include realtors, notaries, foster parents, DMV professionals, teachers, caregivers, doctors, stockbrokers, contractors, security guards, volunteers, as well as FBI agents and police officers. Biometric fingerprinting is used for background checks and replaces the traditional ink-based fingerprinting.
How is a Biometric Print Different From a Fingerprint?
Though a biometric print and a fingerprint are providing the same information for background checks, capturing biometric prints is a lot easier and a lot less messy than getting ink fingerprints. With biometric fingerprinting, your fingerprints are scanned digitally with no mess, and only take between 10-15 minutes to capture. Technicians will collect your fingerprints which will then be sent over for a background check.
Biometric fingerprinting For the FBI
SwiftLink Worldwide currently offers biometric fingerprinting for FBI agents in the state of Illinois. One of our technicians will digitally collect your fingerprints which will then be sent over electronically to the FBI for a background check. The process is quick, easy, harmless, and best of all, mess free.
Where Can I Get Biometric Fingerprinting?
If you’re ready to get biometric fingerprinting, you can begin by making an appointment with SwiftLink. Our company is an authorized Certifix live scan location. You can learn more about Certifix here. Please be aware that you’ll need to have an ORI number, a valid government ID, and a method of payment ready so that the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.
What Information Will I Need to Provide?
When you’re ready to begin the application process, you’ll need to provide an ORI number, a valid government ID, and a method of payment ready. Please be aware that you’ll need to gather any information from your future employer as well, as requirements vary by state.
Benefits of Choosing SwiftLink
When you make a biometric fingerprinting appointment with SwiftLink, you’re choosing to work with a team that provides fast, safe, and reliable service. Some of the benefits of choosing SwiftLink for biometric fingerprinting include:
- The SwiftLink office is an authorized Certifix live scan location
- Appointments can be made online
- Our service secures and replaces traditional ink fingerprinting
- Fingerprints are transmitted to the government using an automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS)
Ready to get started? You can begin the process of biometric fingerprinting by making an appointment with SwiftLink. Please be aware that you’ll need to have an ORI number, a valid government ID, and a method of payment ready so that the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. We look forward to working with you!