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Information for New Seller-Issuer of Payment Instruments Applicants

Entities Exempt from Licensing Requirements:
  • A state or federally chartered bank, trust company, credit union, savings and loan association, or savings bank with deposits that are federally insured;
  • An authorized agent of a licensee;
  • The United States Postal Service;
  • A state or federal governmental department, agency, authority, or instrumentality and its authorized agents;
  • Any foreign bank that establishes a federal branch pursuant to the International Bank Act, 12 U.S.C. Section 3102; or
  • An individual employed by a licensee or any person exempted from the licensing requirements of this article when acting within the scope of employment and under the supervision of the licensee or exempted person as an employee and not as an independent contractor.

 

PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for the transition of our money service businesses licenses to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), the Department will no longer accept paper applications but will accept new applications beginning September 2nd through the NMLS.  Information will be posted on the NMLS Georgia State Licensing Requirements page on September 2nd.

 

Fingerprint Processing  - "GAPS"

June 9, 2014

For certain applicants and individuals, the Department requires background checks (criminal history record searches using fingerprints). Georgia Application Processing Services (GAPS) provides fixed office locations throughout the state of Georgia for fingerprint services in a non-criminal justice environment. Individuals that reside in Georgia are required to have their fingerprint background checks processed at a GAPS location but must first contact the Department to be registered to do so. In-state individuals, please see the Attachment below entitled, “GA DBF In-State GAPS Fingerprint Instructions.”

For out-of-state applicants, GAPS provides a procedure for fingerprint cards to be submitted directly to 3M Cogent. Out-of-state individuals, please see the Attachment below entitled, “GA DBF Out-of-State Fingerprint Instructions.”