Electronic Fingerprinting

The following applicants have access to electronic fingerprinting through IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA.

Security Guards Bail Enforcement Agents
Armored Car Carriers Coin Processors
Armored Car Guards Security or Fire Alarm Installers
Private Investigators Document Destruction Contractors
Watch Guard or Patrol Agencies  


All applicants must submit electronic fingerprints. Rolled fingerprints are not acceptable. You MUST visit a site in New York to complete the fingerprinting process. You should NOT schedule an appointment at a site outside of New York State.

Instructions for Electronic Fingerprinting:

1. Schedule an appointment with IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA:
To schedule an appointment at a location near you, visit their website at www.identogo.com and select 'NY'
or call 1-877-472-6915. For scheduling purposes, you must utilize the required ORI number listed below:
Failure to use the correct license type and ORI number will result in additional fees.

License Type ORI Number
Armored Car Carrier, Armored Car Guard, PI/WGP/Support Staff,
Bail Enforcement Agent, Coin Processor
NY922020Z
Security Guard - Armed or Unarmed SecGuard
Document Destruction Contractor NY001DD5Y
Security or Fire Alarm Installer NY001AL5Y

2. Bring a completed request form to your appointment:
From the list below, select the appropriate "Request for NYS Fingerprinting Services Information Form." Complete the information form and bring a printed copy to the fingerprinting appointment, along with appropriate personal indentification. Upon completion of the fingerprinting process, you will be given 2 copies of your receipt.

Request for NYS Fingerprinting Services-Information Forms (pdf)
Security Guards (DOS-1870) Bail Enforcement Agents (DOS-1872)
Armored Car Carriers (DOS-1872) Coin Processors (DOS-1872)
Armored Car Guards (DOS-1872) Security or Fire Alarm Installers (DOS-1866)
Private Investigators (DOS-1872) Document Destruction Contractors (DOS-1865)
Watch Guard or Patrol Agencies (DOS-1872)  

One payment for all relevant prints must be made at this time in the form of: check, money order or credit card payable to MorphoTrust USA.

Electronic Fingerprinting Fees:
(Vendor Fee is subject to change in January and July of each year.)

• Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) fee: $75.00
• FBI fee: $16.50 (Only Security Guard License applicants must pay the FBI fee.)
• Fingerprint Vendor fee: $9.95

3. Mail your license application and application fee to NYS Department of State:
Include your completed license application, the appropriate fees as listed on the application, and one copy of the receipt from IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA as proof of fingerprinting. Mail to the address listed in the application. Make checks or money orders payable to NYS Department of State.
The second copy of the fingerprinting receipt should be retained by your employer.

Please Note: Fingerprint receipts are valid for 5 months from the date of the fingerprinting. Please submit original application within 5 months from the date of fingerprinting. Failure to submit your application within this time period will require you to complete the fingerprint process again.

Mailing Address:
NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001