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 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 do I need to go?

You can have your fingerprints taken at any of the following stations:

Worcester Custody
Castle Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3QX

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Kidderminster Custody
Bloomfield Green
Habberley Road
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 6AN

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Shrewsbury Custody
Clive Road
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 5RW

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Malinsgate Custody
Malinsgate
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4HW

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Hereford Custody
Bath Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2HT

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Opening times 

Appointments are available between Monday and Saturday, 8am to 6.30pm, or on Sundays and bank holidays between 10am 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: £79.70.
Each additional set: £39.80.

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.

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