New York Fingerprinting is proud to offer services for FINRA Electronic Fingerprint Submissions (EFS) to the United States securities industry and its regulators, including securities brokers-dealers, banks and FINRA members. Our experience includes Fortune 500 companies.
Our channeling partner Accurate Biometrics has over 20 years industry experience and is a trusted vendor in the financial industry. This is based on their technological expertise and industry knowledge. We provide dedicated client support to all our FINRA clients after account set-up.
We provide the experience and systems needed to process your FINRA EFS fingerprinting including:
Easy account set-up for all Broker-Dealers with the firm’s CRD numbers for live scan fingerprinting
A secure connection to transmit fingerprints electronically
Ink Rolled fingerprinting on FBI FD-258 Cards (guarantee acceptance)
Please view application in the link below:
On site fingerprinting for small or large groups.
FBI FD-258 ink card scanning
Secure, expedited solution to assist in processing FINRA license applications
Technical expertise to integrate FINRA and Bank fingerprint requirements to your HR system using our API
Processing of bank employee fingerprints
Results are posted on the FINRA-CRD (Central Registration Depository) within 48 hours. Authorized users may log into FINRA’s Web CRD to view the results.
Let us help you navigate the fingerprinting and submission process.
We are able to assist corporations in large scale fingerprint initiatives for merger and acquisition. Contact the Account Management Team for more information.
Our program allows for the highest quality fingerprints, quicker processing times, the lowest fees and lowest rejection rates in the industry.
As of July 2021, FINRA has designated Sterling Identity as its preferred provider for FINRA submissions. Our channeling partner Accurate Biometrics is a registered and approved vendor with Sterling Identity and we can handle all background checks.
Setting up account
FINRA and Financial Organizations will need to set up an account by contacting the Account Management Team at 212-249-2073 or email [email protected]. Once an account is established, Accurate Biometrics will provide your firm with instructions to begin the fingerprint process for FINRA EFS submissions.
For more information and to get fingerprinting forms for FINRA Broker-Dealer and Financial Institution fingerprint submission, click the button below:
Electronic live scan fingerprint transactions are the preferred and most cost effective method of submission to FINRA. Fingerprints are received by FINRA from New York Fingerprinting within 24 hours. This method reduces the fingerprint rejection rate associated with ink card submissions and data entry errors with manual card processing. Electronic submission is more efficient and less costly than ink card submission to FINRA.
We offer this service at both our New York and New Jersey locations as well as a Mobile Service at your home or office on an appointment basis.
Ink and Roll Card Fingerprinting
We can process ink card submissions for FINRA applicants. This includes our expert fingerprint Technicians rolling fingerprints on FD-258 cards.
We always have ink fingerprint cards ready for use in our offices.
We offer this service at both our New York and New Jersey location as well as a Mobile Service at your home or office on an appointment basis.
Card Scanning Services
We can also process completed FD-258 cards which have been completed. We have the ability to scan these cards and send them digitally to FINRA for processing.
Please mail completed fingerprint cards to:
20 West Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 1
Ridgewood NJ 07450
We are the Consummate Service Provider
New York Fingerprinting in partnership with Accurate Biometrics is a FINRA EFS Certified Fingerprint Vendor and a FBI Channeler that can assist with bank fingerprint processing.
New York Fingerprinting in partnership with Accurate Biometrics has achieved an above average industry average acceptance rate of 99% on our prints.
A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Performance speaks to a business’ track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB standards and/or addressing customer concerns in a timely, satisfactory manner. Since our company has consistently exhibited both integrity and performance, you can trust us to do that for you as well.
Service guarantee: This is one way that we keep our standards and expectations high to their clients. You can be sure that we will do what it takes to make sure the service is right.
It’s very easy to set up an appointment. Call one of our offices and speak to our customer service representative. Register directly on our websites using our “easy to use” enrollment software
Ink Card Processing
Obtain a fingerprinting authorization form from your company. Your firm will also let you know if your service is prepaid, or the amount of payment you will need to include with your submission.
Make an appointment with us for Fingerprinting on the FBI FD-258 card. Two sets of ink cards are recommended, but not required.
Individuals may NOT fingerprint themselves; fingerprints MUST have fingerprints taken and placed on the FBI (FD-258) card or printed form, using ink and roll.
Please fill out the mandatory fields on the FD-258 card/form:
- • NAME
- • SIGNATURE OF PERSON FINGERPRINTED
- • RESIDENCE OF PERSON FINGERPRINTED
- • DATE
- • SIGNATURE OF OFFICIAL TAKING FINGERPRINTS
- • EMPLOYER AND ADDRESS
- • REASON FINGERPRINTED (should say FINRA)
- • SEX
- • RACE
- • HEIGHT
- • WEIGHT
- • EYES
- • HAIR
- • PLACE OF BIRTH
- • DATE OF BIRTH
- • SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
A key to the correct code to use for sex, eye color and hair color can be found here. The “Reason Fingerprinted” on the card should specify FINRA. Do not sign the card before fingerprinting. Both you and the fingerprinting agent will sign the card at the time of the fingerprinting.
Include rolled impressions of all 10 fingerprints and impressions of all 10 fingerprints taken simultaneously (these are sometimes referred to as plain or flat impressions). We ask that you do not bend or fold the ink cards or fingerprint forms when mailing to FINRA. Mail in the printed FBI FD-258 forms or ink cards, along with your Firm’s EFS Fingerprint Authorization Form and payment (if applicable).
Step 1: Account Setup
Contact the Accurate Biometrics Key Account Management Team at 773-685-5692 or e-mail [email protected] to set up an account for your Firm. Please have your Firm’s CRD number ready in order to expedite the account set up process.
Once your account is established with Accurate Biometrics, you will be provided with your Firm’s custom EFS Authorization Form.
Your Firm’s fingerprint applicants will need to complete this form and give it to Accurate Biometrics when coming into an Accurate Biometrics location for submitting fingerprints electronically, or mailing in the FBI FD-258 fingerprint cards. (See Step 2 for more details on fingerprint submission.)
We offer comprehensive technical support to integrate with your HR System using our API.
Step 2: Choose the submission method of the fingerprints
EFS Electronic Submission: Service at Accurate Biometrics Locations
Walk-in service at Accurate Biometrics locations (no appointments or pre-registration required) Click here for real time list of locations and times. Fingerprints will be taken via live scan, processed, and then transmitted to FINRA.
Submit your FINRA EFS fingerprints electronically to Accurate Biometrics at your workplace using certified live scan equipment purchased or leased from Accurate Biometrics