FD-258-Section2-HAI

HAIR COLOR CODE TABLE

Hair Color Literal External Code
Bald BLD
Black BLK
Blond (or strawberry) BLN
Blue BLU
Brown BRO
Green GRN
Gray (or partially gray) GRY
Orange ONG
Purple PLE
Pink PNK
Red (or auburn) RED
Sandy SDY
White WHI
Unknown XXX

Place of Birth (POB) Block.  Enter the subject’s state, territorial possession, province (Canadian), or country of birth. Use the correct abbreviation for foreign countries or correctly spell the name of the country. Do not list a county as a POB. 

FD-258-Section2-POB


FD-258


Employer and Address Block. This box can be left blank if you are using your FD-258 fingerprint cards for a tax stamp application.

Reason Fingerprinted Block.  NFA Application can be used. Other reasons like ATF Form 1 Application, ATF Form 4 Application, etc can also be used.

FD-258-Section3-RFB


Social Security Number (SOC) Block.  Enter the subject’s Social Security number, if known. 

FD-258-Section3-SOC


Fingerprint Impressions Block (Individual & Simultaneous).  Care should be taken to roll the fingers from nail to nail when taking the individual finger impressions. This will help ensure legibility. Roll the prints in the correct sequence code (note the right and left hand designations in the finger blocks) and obtain simultaneous plain “flat” impressions at 45 degree angles that do not extend up into the rolled impressions. Indicate amputated fingers, tip-amputated, transplanted toes/fingers, missing at birth, deformed, bandaged, scars, etc., in the appropriate finger block(s). 

End of the FD-258 Fingerprint Guide for NFA Tax Stamp Applications - The rest of the boxes below arent required to be completed for NFA Tax Stamp Applications and may not apply to you as an applicant.

Originating Case Agency/Local Agency Identification Reference (OCA/LIR) Block.  If applicable, generally this is left blank.  Enter your agency’s identification or case number for the subject. The OCA must not exceed twenty (20) alphanumeric characters. 

FBI UCN Number (FBI) Block.  If applicable, generally this is left blank.  Enter the assigned FBI UCN Number for the subject, if known. 

Armed Forces Number (MNU) Block.  If applicable, generally this is left blank.  Enter Armed Forces number, if known. 


Miscellaneous Number (MNU) Block.  If applicable, generally this is left blank.  The MNU is an identifying number associated with the subject such as U.S. Military Service Number, Passport Number, etc. 

Once you have completed the top portion of the fingerprint cards, you can move down to add your fingerprints to the card itself.  The fingerprinting section is broken up in to three sections: right hand, left hand and both the left hand and the right hand.  We will explain each section below. 

Section 1 - Right Hand - Boxes 1 through 5:

The fingerprint card requires you to add your fingerprints to the first section.  Most commonly the section is completed left to right, starting with your right thumb moving from finger to finger ending up with your right little finger.  If you are using a fingerprint card holder, you can lift the arm of the fingerprint card holder, align the FD-258 fingerprint using the guides and close the arm on the first section.  Starting with your right thumb you will apply ink to the right thumb by placing your finger on the ink-less fingerprint pad.  Ensure that you have ink on your entire right thumb.  You will place your right thumb over Box 1. R. THUMB.  With even pressure, press your right thumb against the card and roll the right thumb side to side or nail to nail.  Once complete lift your right thumb quickly and in a continuous manner as to not smudge the print.  This process will be repeated for Box 2. R. INDEX, Box 3. R. MIDDLE, Box 4. R. RING, and lastly Box 5. R. LITTLE. 

Section 2 - Left Hand - Boxes 6 through 10:

The fingerprint card requires you to add your fingerprints to the second section.  Most commonly the section is completed left to right, starting with your left thumb moving from finger to finger ending up with your left little finger.  If you are using a fingerprint card holder, you can lift the arm of the fingerprint card holder, adjust the card so that the second section is visible and close the arm on the second section.  Starting with your left thumb you will apply ink to the left thumb by placing your finger on the ink-less fingerprint pad.  Ensure that you have ink on your entire left thumb.  You will place your left thumb over Box 6. L. THUMB.  With even pressure, press your left thumb against the card and roll the left thumb side to side or nail to nail.  Once complete lift your left thumb quickly and in a continuous manner as to not smudge the print.  This process will be repeated for Box 7. L. INDEX, Box 8. L. MIDDLE, Box 9. L. RING, and lastly Box 10. L. LITTLE. 

Section 3 - Left Four Fingers Taken Simultaneously 

The fingerprint card requires you to add your fingerprints to the third section.  This section will start with your L. LITTLE, L. RING, L. MIDDLE, L. INDEX, fingers placed simultaneously.  If you are using a fingerprint card holder, you can lift the arm of the fingerprint card holder, adjust the card so that the third section is visible and close the arm on the third section.  You will apply ink to the left little finger, left ring finger, left middle finger and left index finger by placing your fingers on the ink-less fingerprint pad.  Ensure that you have ink on your entire left little finger, left ring finger, left middle finger and left index finger.  You will place your left little finger, left ring finger, left middle finger and left index finger over the box labeled LEFT FOUR FINGERS TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY.  With even pressure, press your left little finger, left ring finger, left middle finger and left index finger against the card.  Once complete lift your left little finger, left ring finger, left middle finger and left index finger quickly and in a continuous manner as to not smudge the print. 

With your left thumb you will apply ink to the left thumb by placing your finger on the ink-less fingerprint pad.  Ensure that you have ink our entire left thumb.  You will place your left thumb over L. THUMB.  With even pressure, press your left thumb against the card and roll the left thumb side to side or nail to nail.  Once complete lift your left thumb quickly and in a continuous manner as to not smudge the print.  With your right thumb you will apply ink to the right thumb by placing your finger on the ink-less fingerprint pad.  Ensure that you have ink our entire right thumb.  You will place your right thumb over R. THUMB.  With even pressure, press your right thumb against the card and roll the right thumb side to side or nail to nail.  Once complete lift your right thumb quickly and in a continuous manner as to not smudge the print.

This section will be your R. INDEX, R. MIDDLE, R. RING, R. LITTLE, fingers placed simultaneously.  You will apply ink to the right index finger, right middle finger, right ring finger and right little finger by placing your fingers on the ink-less fingerprint pad.  Ensure that you have ink on your entire right index finger, right middle finger, right ring finger and right little finger.  You will place your right index finger, right middle finger, right ring finger and right little finger over the box labeled RIGHT FOUR FINGERS TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY.  With even pressure, press your right index finger, right middle finger, right ring finger and right little finger against the card.  Once complete lift your right index finger, right middle finger, right ring finger and right little finger quickly and in a continuous manner as to not smudge the print. 

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