Electronic Fingerprint Transmission Specification

This document specifies certain requirements to which agencies must adhere to communicate electronically with the FBI's IAFIS (Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System). The AFIS has 3 segments: 1. Identification, Tasking and Networking (ITN/FBI), 2. Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS/FBI), and 3. The Interstate Identification Index (III/FBI). III/FBI electronic communications do not include fingerprints, and the requirements are contained in appropriate NCIC manuals. This specification covers the remainder of the IAFIS electronic transmissions involving fingerprints. This specification also contains the specific requirements for the contents and format of Logical Records Type-2, -7, -9 and -10 & other record types. The large benefit of this standard is that it eliminates the delays (and occasional losses) associated with the physical transporting of fingerprint cards.
Other Standards: The detailed and elaborate connections of this specification with others in the field is thoroughly documented and explained in the front material for this specification.

Date submitted: Jan 1, 1999

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Developer Contact
FBI U.S. Dept of Justice
(202) 324-3000
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)
935 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20535
United States