How many packets would you like mailed to you?
The only difference is when your fingerprints are taken.
Once an applicant’s fingerprints have been taken for a Regular (Non-IVP) paper application, the technician is able to return the completed fingerprint card to the applicant for delivery to DPS, along with the application and fee for processing.
For an IVP paper application, the statutes on the application require the submission of “Identity Verified Prints” (IVP) pursuant to ARS § 15-106, meaning the technician taking the fingerprints must not break the chain of custody by giving the fingerprints back to the applicant, but must mail the fingerprint card directly to DPS, along with the application and fee, in the provided blue DPS return envelope.
NOTE: If you submit an electronic application, either a Regular (Non-IVP) or an IVP application, your fingerprints will be submitted to DPS electronically.
The same background check is done for both the Regular (Non-IVP) and IVP application.
Which application type are you requesting?
If you are requesting packets, you must provide your full mailing address. Packets will NOT be emailed. Please ensure you address is complete and accurate.