Fingerprint Card Instructions & Request Form

Every applicant for the Virginia Bar Exam must submit with his/her application one set of clear and distinct fingerprints on an official fingerprint card.

An official fingerprint card (e.g., FD-258) may be obtained from an authorized police official, local courts, fingerprinting agency, from the registrar's office of any ABA approved law school in Virginia. or from the Board (see last paragraph). Please note: Fieldprint, a fingerprinting agency, is not currently available for Bar applicants.

Applicant fingerprints MUST be taken by an authorized official (i.e., local police, sheriff) or fingerprinting agency and the fingerprint card must be signed by both the applicant and the person taking the fingerprints.

The fingerprint card must be an official document on card stock. Fingerprint cards on plain paper are not acceptable.

Prior to submitting an application, the applicant should complete all personal history data on the fingerprint card. The following data MUST be included:

  • Name (Last, First and Middle)
  • Date of Birth
  • SSN
  • Date Fingerprinted
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Place of Birth
  • (Completed fingerprint card example below)

To obtain a fingerprint card from the Board, please fax or mail the Fingerprint Card Request Form (fillable pdf) to our office. A fingerprint card will be mailed to you the next business day.