Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

The Michigan Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is a computerized system for electronically receiving fingerprints, palm prints, latent prints, photos, and tattoos. AFIS encodes, searches, and stores ten-print, ten-print palm prints, latent fingerprints, and latent palm prints. AFIS forwards data to the Criminal History System (CHS), Statewide Network of Agency Photos (SNAP), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-AFIS) and the US Homeland Security/US VISIT AFIS (IDENT).

AFIS/Live Scan Forms and Documents