Certain organisations, both in the UK and abroad, may ask you to provide your fingerprints for security purposes.

Find out which organisations and in which circumstances we can help.

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I need to provide my fingerprints for foreign professional exams

You can have your fingerprints taken at any of the following stations:

Aldershot: Wellington Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 1NZ

Andover: South Street, Andover, SP10 2ED

Basingstoke: Jays Close, Viables Business Park, Basingstoke, RG22 4BS

Fareham: Quay Street, Fareham, PO16 0NA

Havant: Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AN

Lymington: New Forest District Council Offices, Avenue Road, SO41 9ZG

Newport: High Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1SZ

Portsmouth: Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5GE 

Portswood: St Denys Road, Southampton, SO17 2GN

Southampton: Southern Road, Southampton, SO15 1AN

Waterlooville: Swiss Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7FX

Winchester: Tower Street, Winchester, SO23 8ZD

Covid-19 safeguarding measures

  • On arrival, our staff will be asking if you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms or if you are living with anyone who is. If you are, we will not be able to take your fingerprints.
  • Our staff will be wearing a face mask and gloves throughout the process.
  • You must wear a face mask (which we will provide) throughout the process.
  • You must sanitise your hands with sanitising gel (which we will provide) prior to commencing the process.
  • Our staff will be sanitising the office space before and after fingerprinting, so please be aware the process may take a little longer than it has done in the past.

To contact us at any time for an appointment, please complete our quick and simple online form. Click 'start' below to begin.


Average completion time: two minutes


Opening times

Appointments are usually about 30 minutes long.

Bookings are strictly by appointment only. You will be contacted after you have submitted your application for an appointment.

 

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:

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • US

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
  • no smiling

Iranian authorities won’t accept anything else.

How much does it cost?

One set of fingerprints: £97.32 inc VAT. 
Each additional set/thumb only: £48.60 inc VAT.

Please note: some fingerprint fees are subject to VAT, except certain HMRC exemptions. The exempted countries are:

  • Canada
  • Fiji
  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia

You can pay with cash or cheque only, We don't accept debit or credit cards.

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