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                 Frequent questions

1. What do I need to have with me?

  • You must have a Valid, Government-Issued Photo ID (Driver's License, Valid DMV ID, Passport, Military ID or Resident Alien Card).

  • You must provide an ORI Number.

  • If you are fingerprinting for Department of Children and Families (DCF), please bring us your (OCA#).

2. What is an ORI mumber • Originating Agency Identifier Number (ORI)?

Your Employer or Regulatory agency will have this information. Fingerprint Mendez let you know respectfully that it is the applicant’s responsibility to verify the correct ORI number with employer or agency to ensure results are sent to the correct location. So Fingerprint Mendez cannot be responsible for selecting the correct one for you. It is important to use the correct ORI Number when submitting fingerprints. If you do not provide an ORI number or if you provide an incorrect ORI number to Fingerprint Mendez member, you will not receive your fingerprint results. It is extremely important to use the correct ORI when having your fingerprints scanned. You must bring this with you.

3. What Is an OCA number?

Some few agencies require the OCA number. It is the Originating Agency Case Number, which tells the governing agency who (company) is requesting the screening. For example, DCF requires it to identify the provider requesting the background check. Without both the ORI and OCA numbers, FDLE cannot process the request and DCF will not know where to send the results.

4. What is an electronic fingerprinting?

It is the fingerprinting process through a live scan machine rather than ink rolled on card. The fingerprints are submitted to the specific state agency in order to process your level 2 background check.

5. How much time does it take to capture my fingerprints?

The fingerprinting process should take between 5-10 minutes, depending on the image quality of your prints and the information you supply us with.

6. Can I get a copy of my background check?

No. The information must only be sent electronically to your potential employer or licensing department.

7. Do I need an appointment?


No necessarily. Just call us and a Fingerprint Mendez member will assist you. Our phone number is 305-986-8368                                               


8. How long does it take to get the results?

Usually, results are received within 3-5 business days.

We do not issue refunds under any circumstances once the scan has been submitted. Please be sure that the information you provided us is accurate as once it is received by the FDLE, it will be processed exactly as it was submitted and cannot be changed.

9. Methods of payment accepted:

All Major Credit Cards or Cash. We only accept business checks. 

10. If any other questions:


You can ask us any doubt about fingerprinting process and our convenient fingerprint services just clicking below. A Fingerprint Mendez member will assist you to clarify any doubt shortly.


When making contact, please, try providing us the more complete information, for example: your name, phone number, e-mail, and if case, the ADDRESS of the place (home, office, school, entity, any convenient place) you want that mendez technician go to fingerprint you. On this way, we will have more information about your situation, and will be easier clarify any question you have. 


We will respond you shortly!! 

Our working hours are:

Monday to Friday (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Sunday               (09:00 AM to 1:00 PM mobile service only)

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