Our opening hours for appointments are from Monday to Sunday (except bank holidays) between 9am and 5pm.
Bookings are strictly by appointment only.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring with you:
a valid passport, or
a full photo driving licence
proof of address (eg recent (within three months) bank statement, council tax bill, utility bill – but not a mobile phone bill)
If your passport is being held by the Home Office, we can accept a photocopy of your passport ID page together with an officially stamped letter. You can also request for your passport to be released from the Home Office for 24 hours.
We usually provide the fingerprint forms you need, however certain countries may require their own specific forms. If you need clearance for:
you may need to get these forms before your visit and give them to the Fingerprints Office.
Women wanting clearance for Iran must provide photographs that show:
their head covered
their face uncovered
Iranian authorities won’t accept anything else.
How much does it cost?
One set of fingerprints: £97.92 (£81.60 plus £16.32 VAT) Each additional set: £48.96 (£40.80 plus £8.16 VAT)
Please note: some fingerprint fees are subject to VAT, except certain HMRC exemptions. The exempted countries are:
St Vincent & the Grenadines
United Arab Emirates and Qatar
Please pay in cash (exact amount) at a front counter in a local police station.