Fieldprint is a third party that DPSAC uses to capture an individual's Crossmatch fingerprints during the individual's Prescreening process. Fieldprint has over 1,300 stationary sites with Crossmatch fingerprinting machines across all 50 states within the nation.
If you are an individual who lives more than 50 miles from an NIH PIV Card Issuance Facility (PCIF) and needs to submit Crossmatch fingerprints for your Prescreening or background investigation, Fieldprint allows you to choose from their remote locations that may be more accommodating. You may find PCIFs located at the NIH Main Office Location in Building 31 and at Other DPSAC Locations (PCIFs).
If you live under 50 miles from an NIH PCIF, you are encouraged to travel to an NIH PCIF to submit fingerprints for your Prescreening or background investigation.
How is this beneficial?
You can leverage usage of Fieldprint to collect Crossmatch fingerprints needed for your FBI criminal history check portion of Prescreening. This can save you time as you can complete the FBI fingerprint check portion in advance of your start date, at a location closer to you.
Please note: Applicants who use Fieldprint will still be required to complete Badge Enrollment and Badge Authorization/Issuance at an NIH PCIF. Therefore, in order to schedule your Badge Issuance appointment on the same day as your Badge Enrollment, you must:
1. Utilize Fieldprint to submit Crossmatch fingerprints in advance during the Prescreening phase,
2. Submit all of your case documents, and
3. Complete any needed corrections and must have completed the DPSAC Prescreening requirements favorably.
Please note: Applicants can only pick up their badge on or after Entry on Duty/start date listed in NED.
What happens if I don't provide my Crossmatch fingerprints during Prescreening?
If you choose not to use Fieldprint to provide your Crossmatch fingerprints during Prescreening in advance, then you will need to travel to an NIH PCIF to provide your Crossmatch fingerprints. You may find PCIFs located at the NIH Main Office Location in Building 31 and at Other DPSAC Locations (PCIFs).
As a result, this will add additional days of processing, due to the amount of time it takes to receive the results from running the FBI fingerprint check after you submit your Crossmatch fingerprints. As a reminder, the FBI fingerprint check is one of the Prescreening requirements that must be done before DPSAC can issue anyone their badge.
How can I use Fieldprint?
1. Send an email to ORSFingerprintService@mail.nih.gov with your name, zip code, and NIH ID, and ask to be set up with instructions for our Fieldprint service.
2. A representative from our office will reply within one (1) business day. Please follow the email instructions given and bring two forms of Government issued ID (one must be a photo ID) to the Fieldprint appointment. Setting up an Fieldprint appointment is quick and easy!
3. Once you complete your Fieldprint fingerprint appointment, your fingerprint results will be transmitted to our office automatically approximately three (3) business days after collection.
Please note: Fieldprint services cannot be used to satisfy the individual's PIV/RLA Badge Enrollment requirement, as Fieldprint is not an NIH PCIF. If Fieldprint was used to obtain Crossmatch fingerprints for Prescreening, the individual will still need to complete their PIV/RLA Badge Enrollment at an NIH PCIF once authorized in order to be issued their PIV/RLA badge.
For any further questions regarding Fieldprint, feel free to contact ORSFingerprintService@mail.nih.gov or call our help desk at (301) 402-9755.