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 do business with, or work in, the US but it is not for a single job or profession

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?

Greater Manchester Police
Bradford Park Complex 
3 Bank Street
Greater Manchester
M11 4AA

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Appointment times

Appointments are about 30 minutes long and are available at 9am or 11am, Monday to Friday.

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 ask for your passport to be released from the Home Office for 24 hours.

We usually provide the fingerprint forms, however certain countries may require their own specific forms. As you need clearance for the US, you may need to get these forms before your visit and give them to the Fingerprints Office.


How much does it cost?

One set of fingerprints: £97.32. 
Each additional set/thumb print only: £48.60.

Prices include VAT.

The following countries are exempt from paying VAT:

  • Canada
  • Fiji
  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia

For these countries one set of fingerprints costs £81.10 and £40.50 for each additional set/thumb print only.

Please note: You can pay with cash only. Please bring the exact amount of cash as change may not be available. We don’t accept debit or credit cards.