When applying for a visa to live or work overseas, you may need checks carried out on the Police National Computer (PNC) and/or a copy of your fingerprints taken. The application process may vary depending on the country you are applying to.
The following page provides Visa information for the following countries:
If you require a police certificate for immigration purposes for entry to any of the above countries, you are now required to complete an ACRO police certificate application.
ACRO may also be able to provide a police certificate for immigration purposes for countries not listed above. You can find more information on their frequently asked questions page.
ACRO offer two services, standard and a fast track service designed for those wishing to obtain a visa quickly.
All enquiries about how the process works, timescales for responses, and any other enquiries should be directed to ACRO:
PO Box 623
We are able to handle requests for your fingerprints to be taken. This is commonly required for visas or similar applications.
This service is only available at Force Headquarters and does incur a charge.
For further details go to the Fingerprinting Services page.