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:

Cardiff Bay Police Station
James Street
Cardiff
CF105EW

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 2am.

Swansea Central Police Station
Grove Place
Swansea
SA1 5EA

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 2am.

Cardiff Central Police Station
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF103NN

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 6pm.

Neath Police Station
Gnoll Park Road
Neath
SA113BW

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 6pm.

Bridgend Police Station
Brackla Street
Bridgend
CF311BZ

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 6pm.

Barry Police Station
Gladstone Road
Barry
CF63 1TD

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 6pm.

Pontypridd Police Station
Berw Road
Pontypridd
CF372TR

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 6pm.

Merthyr Tydfill Police Station
Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
CF481DL

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Open from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 6pm.


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 exact cash only at the time of the appointment. We don't accept debit or credit cards.

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