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The FD-258 fingerprinting card is the fingerprint capture requirement set forth by the ATF and other federal agencies. Wondering where to get FD-258 fingerprint cards? The Silencer Shop fingerprint kit is a fast and easy solution for ATF fingerprint card requirements. This packet contains everything you need and can be done in less than five minutes. This article will explain how to get it done at home quickly and simply. 

The kit captures two types of fingerprints: 

  • “Slap” prints: press fingers in a flat line over the designated area.
  • “Roll” prints: roll each finger over the designated area.

In addition to two prints of every finger, these documents require some common identifying information, including: name, date of birth, height, weight, etc.

How to Fill Out FD-258 Fingerprint Cards

Instructions for filling out an FD-258 card:

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Working one finger at a time, roll the finger across an inkpad
  3. Roll your fingerprint in the box designated for that finger
  4. Once every finger and thumb has been individually rolled, re-ink your fingers for the slap print -- all four fingers pressed straight down.
  5. Capture slap prints for your thumbs
  6. In black ink, complete the demographic information* using the codes below
  7. Using the included return envelope, mail your completed card to Silencer Shop

When we receive your completed prints, we’ll scan and store the information for you to use in the future.

*When completing the demographic information, please reference the chart below for abbreviations. The government’s processing requirements require that this verbiage be written (not the commonly written words/name).

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Fingerprint card example above: slap and roll prints

Conclusion

Silencer Shop makes silencer ownership, simplified and our FD-258 kit is your all-inclusive solution for NFA fingerprint requirements. We'll store the information for all your future purchases. This should be the only time you have to take these steps with this one-and-done process.

We’d be glad to connect during Silencer Shop hours from 9 AM-6 PM CT Monday-Friday via phone: 512-931-4556, online chat at silencershop.com, or email: support@silencershop.com.

Fingerprinting Codes

When filling out your fingerprint cards manually, use the codes below to fill out the demographic fields.

Sex Codes

Sex Code

Literal

Description

F

Female

Female

G

Female

Female Print, Male Reference

M

Male

Male

N

Male

Male Print, Female Reference

Y

Male

Male, Unreported

Z

Female

Female, Unreported

X

Unknown

Unknown Sex

Hair Codes

Hair Color Code

Literal

BLD

Bald

BLK

Black

BLN

Blonde (or strawberry)

BLU

Blue

BRO

Brown

GRN

Green

GRY

Gray (or partially gray)

ONG

Orange

PLE

Purple

PNK

Pink

RED

Red (or auburn)

SDY

Sandy

WHI

White

XXX

Unknown

Race Codes

Race Code

Literal

Description

A

Asian or Pacific Islander

Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Polynesian, Indian, Indonesian, Asian Indian, Samoan, or other Pacific Islander

B

Black

A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa

I

American Indian or Alaskan Native

American Indian, Eskimo, or Alaskan Native, or a person having origins in any of the 48 contiguous states of the United States or Alaska who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition

U

Unknown

Of Indeterminable Race

W

White

Caucasian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

Eye Color Codes

Eye Color Code

Literal

BLK

Black

BLU

Blue

BRO

Brown

GRY

Gray

GRN

Green

HAZ

Hazel

MAR

Maroon