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 work for a company that trades overseas

Thank you. 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


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 (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.

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: £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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