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Fingerprinting Services

We offer a fingerprinting service for those who live in the UK and need their fingerprints taken for various purposes such as Visa application, Police Clearance or Good Conduct certificate from abroad.

We provide fingerprints for

  • passport and identity card
  • visa application
  • adoption certificate
  • police clearance from abroad
  • good conduct certificates from abroad
  • non-UK citizens wishing to work with children in the UK
  • foreign professional exams (for example, N-PLEX - nursing)
  • working in the UK for countries that trade overseas
  • customers undergoing adoption procedures abroad, particularly in the USA
  • customers wishing to conduct business in or within the USA in various jobs or professions
  • part of an evidence kit for people working in countries with unstable regimes
  • subject access checks (where there is a need to prove/disprove CRO record)

We do not provide fingerprints for

  • criminal proceedings
  • passport validation
  • police clearance in the UK
  • character enquiries / identity checks
  • subject access checks (often required by employers)
  • data barring 

Fingerprinting Service Fees

  • 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
  • charges are subject to annual review each financial year

Payment can be made by cash only and a receipt will be given. 

Required documents

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

Appointments

Fingerprints are taken by appointment only. To book fill in the Make a Fingerprint Appointment Request Online form.

Directions

The fingerprint service is based at:

Avon and Somerset Police HQ
Valley Road
Portishead
Bristol
BS20 8QJ (For satellite navigation devices use: BS20 8JJ)

Appointment times: 07:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.

For security reasons, bags other than handbags are not permitted to be carried on site.

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

Special Fingerprinting Forms

We normally provide the fingerprint forms, but several countries such as USA, Canada and Japan require their own specific fingerprint forms, or several numbers of forms, please bring them all with you.

Document Certification

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