applying for a visa for emigration, temporary stays or work permits in overseas countries
applying to an overseas agency for a police or criminal records check that's needed by the country you're applying to
We cannot take your fingerprints for these reasons
passport applications, renewals or lost passports (please contact the country’s embassy)
UK clearance check/UK police certificate (please contact ACRO)
in relation to any criminal proceedings
One set of fingerprints: £102.96.
Each additional set or thumb print only: £51.48.
Prices include VAT.
The following countries are exempt from paying VAT:
St Vincent & the Grenadines
United Arab Emirates
For these countries one set of fingerprints costs £85.80 and £42.90 for each additional set or thumb print only.
How to pay
Once an appointment has been confirmed, we'll email you a link to make a payment online.
You must make the payment within 48 hours of receiving the link or your appointment will be cancelled and offered to someone else.
We can't take payment by cash or cheque.
What to bring with you
Please bring with you one form of current photo ID, which can be any of the following:
a valid passport (from any country)
a UK photo driving licence or
a national identity card (from any country)
Please also bring:
a copy of your payment receipt, which can be printed or shown on your smartphone or tablet
Some countries require us to verify more than one identity document when taking your fingerprints. Please make sure you check before your appointment and bring the necessary identity documents with you. If you don't, we won't be able to take your fingerprints.
If your fingerprints are being taken for the US you'll need to download the FBI's own fingerprint form from their website and bring it with you to the appointment.
How to make an appointment
Appointments are on Thursdays only and will last approximately 20 minutes.