San Diego Fingerprinting, Notary & Passport Photos

Live Scan & Ink Fingerprint at our San Diego Fingerprinting Location

Alive Scan is San Diego’s most convenient live scan fingerprinting & ink fingerprint service provider. Our location provides easy access to and from the 5 freeway so whether you live in Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Clairemont, La Jolla…. or you just travel the 5 Freeway, this is the Livescan & Ink Fingerprinting facility for you. Alive Scan also accepts walk-ins and offers mobile fingerprinting services.

About Alive Scan

Alive Scan is family owned and operated by Thomas Lamontagne. We are certified by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) for live scan fingerprinting and commissioned by the California Secretary of State (SOS) for performing notary services. Our high tech I3 digID Scanner is assured to capture the best possible prints which are then electronically transferred to the DOJ, FBI and CACI when applicable. We also provide FBI ink card fingerprinting services, including FBI Channeling expedited services.

Mobile Live Scan & Mobile Ink Fingerprinting Service in San Diego

Have a group of people that need fingerprinting? Alive Scan provides mobile services for your convenience. Please contact us at 858.349.0204 for more details.

FBI Channeling Fingerprinting in San Diego

Alive Scan is now authorized to provide FBI Channeling Services. FBI Channeling allows us to electronically submit your fingerprints directly to the FBI so that you can receive your FBI Identity History Summary Report within hours instead of months. This is a valuable service for people traveling abroad such as studying abroad, teaching overseas or others who simply need an FBI clearance.

US & Foreign Visa / Passport Photos

Some consider Alive Scan a “One Stop Shop”. Many live scan applicants are required to submit a recent 2×2 photo with their application in addition to their fingerprints. We capture and print passport pictures in just 5 minutes! Alive Scan is also proficient at photoshop, so we can print up “ANY SIZE” passport picture. Since many international visa and passport photo requirements instruct the applicant to submit a specific sized photo, we provide this valuable service.

Business Hours

Alive Scan aims to meet the needs of every San Diego live scan applicant and notary request. You may simply walk-in during our normal business hours or you may schedule an appointment after hours. We also offer appointments for nights and weekends to fit your busy schedule.
Call 858.349.0204 to book your appointment today.

  • Monday 10:00am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am – 5pm
  • Thursday 10:00am – 5pm
  • Friday 10:00am – 5pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 3pm (Note: Notary unavailable on Saturdays)


Alive Scan Service Areas

Located in Pacific Beach, Alive Scan is especially convenient for anyone in the beach communities such as PB, Ocean Beach, La Jolla and Clairemont. That said, most of our fingerprint applicants reside elsewhere in San Diego. Since our live scan & ink fingerprinting facility is located just off the I-5 Freeway, many of customers find it easy to just swing on in while traveling by the Pacific Beach exit. Others stop in to complete their fingerprinting while visiting PB for the shopping or a day at the beach.