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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.
I need to provide my fingerprints as part of an adoption application based overseas
Thank you. To contact us at any time for an appointment, please use our online form. Click the start button below.
Average completion time: two minutes.
109 Lambeth Road
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring with you:
- a valid passport, or
- a full photo driving licence
If you don't have a valid passport or driving licence then a Home Office residence permit will be accepted.
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:
- South Africa
you may need to get these forms before your visit and give them to the Fingerprints Office.
Women wanting clearance for Iran must use 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: £77.70.
Each additional set: £38.80.
Please pay with cash at the time of the appointment. We don't accept debit or credit cards.