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 with children in the UK

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

Our address

Leicestershire Police FHQ
St Johns
LE19 2BX

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Opening times

Appointments are available Monday to Friday.

Appointments are usually about 30 minutes long.

Bookings are by appointment only. We will contact you to confirm your appointment. Please do not travel to Force HQ until we have confirmed your appointment with you. 

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: £97.32. 
Each additional set/thumb print only: £48.66.

Prices include VAT. You can pay with cash only and you must bring the exact money. We don’t accept debit or credit cards. We have a cash machine on site.

The following countries are exempt from paying VAT:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Canada
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia

For these countries one set of fingerprints costs £81.10 and £40.60 for each additional set/thumb print only.

We have a cash machine on site.