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We do fingerprinting in Philadelphia without an appointment Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm, and most Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 pm (please call to confirm).
We do fingerprinting on FINGERPRINT CARDS (yours or ours, which are FBI FD-258 cards) for professional licenses, employment, criminal record checks, name change petitions, and for visas and passports of those countries of the world that require it.
We guarantee (your money back) that the FBI will accept the fingerprint cards that we prepare for you even though we are not a law enforcement agency (and the Philadelphia Police will not fingerprint you unless you have been arrested!) We also guarantee that NO ONE will reject our cards because they were “poorly prepared.”
We do not do “live scan” fingerprinting, and we do not “lift” latent fingerprints from objects touched by someone’s hands.
We have the best prices in the area, charging $20 (tax included) to prepare a fingerprint card, and discounts are available for multiple cards. We accept cash, checks and money orders (payable to “EAB Trust”).
We can go to your home or business, but it costs more.
Besides doing fingerprints in Philadelphia, we offer such other services as passport, visa and immigration photography, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (on-line), ID cards for businesses, Infopass appointments to enter USCIS (immigration) offices, e-filings of USCIS forms, US immigrant visa “Green Card” lottery, US immigration consulting services, and translations (English-Spanish-Romanian).
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Who we are and what we do
Our location and how to get there
Our fingerprint cards or yours ???
Entering your data on a fingerprint card
VIP Fingerprinting at Your Location
Other services we offer: passport, visa and immigration photography, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Background Checks (on-line), ID cards for businesses, Infopass appointments to enter USCIS (immigration) offices, e-filings of USCIS forms, US immigrant visa “green card” lottery, US immigration consulting services, translations (English-Spanish-Romanian)
Fingerprint magic that our competitors could never do
Who we are–what we do and what we don’t do:
For the last 15+ years, the famous “Rosa Photo” truck, parked at the curb on Callowhill Street between 15th and 16th Streets (in zip code 19130, near Community College, the Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper Building, Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia City Hall, the Philadelphia Convention Center, and the US Immigration [USCIS] Building) has been serving the public with FINGERPRINTING; PHOTOGRAPHY for passports, visas, professional licenses and gun permits; ID CARDS for small businesses; and IMMIGRATION SERVICES (such as Infopass, Visa Lottery, USCIS form preparation and immigration consulting).
Rolled fingerprinting on FD-258 FBI fingerprint cards
We do rolled FINGERPRINTING on FBI standard FD-258 fingerprint cards (or the equivalent issued by various agencies and state governments) for almost any purpose, including professional license applications (such as law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, banking and insurance), pre-employment screening (for almost all State and Federal Government positions, including Peace Corps and 2010 Census), criminal record checks, name-change applications, criminal background checks for child-care and home-care positions, applications for immigration into such other countries as Canada and Australia, and applications for passport renewals for such other countries as South Africa. Our work is recommended by Philadelphia City Hall and by the Philadelphia Police Department.
We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI! We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI! We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI! We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI! We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI! We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI! We guarantee that our fingerprint cards are acceptable at the FBI!
We are a private company, and thus we are not a law enforcement agency. In fact, the Philadelphia Police Department does not fingerprint individuals unless they have been arrested. If you have instructions that your fingerprints should/must be taken by a police department, please don’t stress out about this! There is no way for governmental agencies all over the USA to know that the Philadelphia Police cannot help you, and by the same token, very few governmental agencies in other parts of the USA, or overseas, are aware that the FBI will accept fingerprint cards that are properly prepared by qualified private vendors like us.
IN FACT, WE OFFER A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE THAT OUR FINGERPRINT CARDS WILL NOT BE REJECTED BY THE FBI BECAUSE WE, AS A PRIVATE VENDOR, HAVE PREPARED THEM.
WE ALSO GIVE YOU A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE THAT NO ONE WILL REJECT OUR CARDS BECAUSE THEY WERE “POORLY PREPARED.” BE CAREFUL and BE AWARE–IF YOUR FINGERPRINTS ARE NOT CORRECTLY AFFIXED TO THE CARD, THE FBI WILL REJECT THE CARD, AND YOU WILL LOSE MONTHS OF VALUABLE TIME!
We do not submit your fingerprint card(s) to the FBI. After we have fingerprinted you, you should either send the card(s) to whomever you have been instructed to, or else we are happy to give you instructions on how to send the cards directly to the FBI.
“Live scan” fingerprinting ???
We do not do “live scan” fingerprinting. If you are recommended, as an option, to get “live scan fingerprinting” if it is “available,” then don’t waste your time–it is not generally available to the public in Pennsylvania. Instead, you should explain that because “live scan” is not generally available in Pennsylvania, and because the local police will not take your fingerprints unless you have been arrested, thus you are requesting “permission” to be fingerprinted by us. You should explain that we are recommended by Philadelphia City Hall and by the Philadelphia Police, and in addition our fingerprints are always accepted by the FBI. If, however, you are required to secure “live scan” fingerprints by, for instance, the Pennsylvania Department of Education or the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, then we feel sorry for you–but good luck! (And if you already have a pre-paid fingerprint voucher or ID number for “live scan,” then please don’t call us.)
We normally do not do fingerprinting for US immigration purposes, because this is also “live scan.” However, if “love scan” doesn’t work for your fingers, then the USCIS can authorize us to fingerprint you “the old fashioned way.”
Moreover, if “live scan” equipment cannot record of good set of images for you, or if you or your client is bedridden and thus cannot go to a “live scan” location, or if someone is handicapped in some fashion and thus cannot use “live scan” equipment, then we are ready to help–just let us know! For instance, we have been hired more than once by the Department of Human Services of the City of Philadelphia to fingerprint individuals in their homes.
We do not “lift” latent fingerprints from objects touched by someone’s hands
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We charge $20 (tax included) per fingerprint card, if you visit us at our location. This is the most reasonable cost for fingerprinting in the area! If you need several cards prepared, then we are open to negotiate a discount.
If we are going to visit you at your business or at your home, there will be a surcharge for our travel and the extra time involved. Thus, the minimum fee is $250, but it includes up to 12 fingerprint cards. For a small business with several employees, this pricing can be quite effective, once you take into account the time and the money that will be saved by your staff not having to travel away from your location! (click here to read more about VIP Fingerprinting at Your Location)
We accept all forms of payment except credit cards. In other words, we welcome cash, money orders and checks (payable, by the way, to “EAB Trust”).
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Our location and how to get there:
We are not in a building! Rather, we are in a large van or truck or “lorry,” parked permanently at the curb, along the south side of Callowhill Street, half-way between 15th and 16th Streets, in Philadelphia zip code 19130. The address, if our truck had an address, would be 1550 Callowhill Street. Callowhill Street is between Vine Street and Spring Garden Street. The traffic runs one way, from east to west, and there is excellent on-street parking at $0.25 meters. Our mobile unit has big signs on top that say “ROSA PHOTO.” If this is confusing, think of a “lunch truck” without any food! Here is a picture of our van, and a map showing where we are in Center City: