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Fingerprinting Services

I need fingerprints taken for...

an overseas police clearance check
a certificate of good conduct for employment
residency or adoption procedures
proof of identity to claim overseas pensions
an ACPO Criminal Records Office (ACRO) check

Make an appointment. Appointments which have been instructed by ACRO will not incur a charge. However you will need to bring the supporting ACROS paperwork to verify the 'no fee' option.

passport renewal or validation
biometric residence permit

If you need us to certify any documents in connection with this request, please bring with you photocopies and originals.

USA, Canada, Japan and some other countries require their own specific fingerprint forms, or additional forms. You will need to bring them all with you.

Booking a fingerprinting appointment

Appointment times

Appointment times are 07:30 to 16:00, Tuesday to Thursday.

  • fees range from £75.10 to £90.12 and will be confirmed prior to your appointment
  • there will be no reduction in cost for a single digit
  • payment can be made by cash only and a receipt will be given
Documents required

You need to bring photo identification with you in order to use the service (photocopies will not be accepted). You can bring either: 

  • current passport; or
  • photo card driving licence 
Make an appointment

To make an appointment fill in the Make a Fingerprint Appointment Request Online form.

Appointments can also be made at Exeter Police HQ by calling 01392 226662 between 10:30 and 16:00, Monday to Friday.

Getting here

Police & Fire Headquarters
Valley Road
Bristol BS20 8QJ

(For satellite navigation devices use: BS20 8JJ)

Security information

Bags other than handbags are not permitted to be carried on site.