Information about booking an appointment to have your fingerprints taken.

The Fingerprint Bureau takes fingerprints of members of the public who are currently residing in the UK, and who require police clearance or good conduct certificates from abroad.

We do not have any authority to take prints for passports or renewals of passports. If you need fingerprints for a passport, you should contact your embassy who will arrange this for you.

If you require a UK police clearance check, please contact the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to book an appointment

To book an appointment please contact the Thames Valley Police Fingerprint Bureau on 01865 542039 and 01865 542026. Lines are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Appointments are usually around 30 minutes long and run from 8:30am to 12pm every Thursday morning.

Bookings are strictly by appointment only.

To have your fingerprints taken, you will need to travel to:

Thames Valley Police Headquarters South, 
Oxford Road,
OX5 2NX.

This service is not available at your local Police Station.

Proof of identity

You will need to bring your current passport or a full UK photo driving licence with you, as proof of your identity. Photocopies will not be accepted, and we’re unable to take your fingerprints without this. 

If you have received any other letters or documents in connection with the taking of your fingerprints, please also bring these with you.


The nationally set charge is £74.00 for the first set of prints taken, plus £36.90 for each additional set. With effect from 1st April 2017 the set charge will increase to £75.00 for the first set taken, plus £37.50 for each additional set, per person.

Payment can be made by either cash or cheque. We do not accept payment by debit or credit card.

If you are paying in cash, please try to have the correct money available as giving change can be difficult. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Thames Valley Police’.


Please contact us if you need to cancel your appointment, giving us as much notice as possible. A cancellation fee may be incurred if we are not informed.

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