Help Center / What do I need to know if I do not have a Social Security Number?

A Social Security Number is not required for Livescan. You can find a list of providers who provide this service on the Department’s Livescan Service Provider website.

Please note: If you are an applicant located outside of the U.S., you will need to contact a Livescan service provider who has the capability to convert a traditional (hard card) into an electronic fingerprint card. To obtain an electronic copy of the fingerprint card, please visit the FBI’s website.