The OSPRA 103 is the form that sends your fingerprints from New York State to New York City. If upon receipt of your Applicant Gateway email, you see that your fingerprints are currently “processing” you will have to fill out the OSPRA 103 form. The OSPRA 103 form must be printed, filled out and brought in person with a $20 processing fee to 65 Court Street in order to be sure your prints are transferred from New York State to New York City. Partner Teachers who have previously worked for New York State may find that they need to fill out the OSPRA 103.
Note that very few candidates (fewer than 5%) need to file the OSPRA 103.
If you are uncertain about whether you fall into this category, please reach out to us.