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.

Advice tool

I need to provide my fingerprints for foreign professional exams

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:


Ammanford Police Station
Foundry Road
SA18 2LS

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Carmarthen Police Station
Llangunnor Road
SA31 2PD

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Llanelli Police Station
Old Castle Road
SA14 8EN

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Aberystwyth Police Station
Boulevard Saint Brieuc
SY23 1PH

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Cardigan Police Station
Parc Teifi
SA43 1EW

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Haverfordwest Police Station
Milford Rd
SA61 1PF

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Pembroke Dock Police Station
Water Street
Pembroke Dock
SA72 6DW

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Powys (Breconshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire)

Brecon Police Station
Plas Y Ffynnon
Cambrian Way

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Llandrindod Wells Police Station
Noyadd Park
Llandrindod Wells

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Newtown Police Station
Park Lane
SY16 1EN

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Welshpool Police Station
Severn Road
SY21 7AR

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Appointment times 

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm.

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.

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: £81.10
Each additional set: £40.50

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

Please pay with cash or cheque at the time of the appointment. We don't accept debit or credit cards.