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 to buy or train a racehorse in the US

Thank you. To make an appointment, please complete our quick and simple online form. Click 'start' below to begin.


Average completion time: two minutes

 

Where you can go for fingerprints

You can make an appointment to go to one of these police stations:

Blacon Police Station
Blacon Avenue
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 5BD

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

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Crewe Police Station
Civic Centre, Crewe Street
Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 2DQ

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

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Warrington Police Station
Arpley Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1LQ

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

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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 (last 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 ask for your passport to be released from the Home Office for 24 hours.

We usually provide the fingerprint forms you need, however certain countries require their own specific forms. As you need clearance for the US you'll need to get these forms before your visit and give them to the Fingerprints Office.


How much does it cost?

One set of fingerprints: £79.70 
Each additional set: £39.80

Please note: some fingerprint fees are subject to VAT, except certain HMRC exemptions. The exempted countries include Japan, UAE/Qatar, Canada, Jamaica, Abu Dhabi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zambia and St Vincent and The Grenadines.

We'll email you online payment instructions once you've made your appointment.

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