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Request a fingerprint appointment

You can request and pay for a fingerprint appointment online. We will contact you to confirm your appointment within five working days.

Appointment waiting times

Due to high demand, there is currently a one month waiting time for appointments.

Appointment times

Appointments are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, subject to availability.


It costs £94.90 for the first set of prints and £47.50 for each additional set.

Fingerprint fees for most countries are subject to VAT. In this case, the charge for the first set of prints is £113.88 and £57.00 for each additional set.

When requesting an appointment, you will be asked which country you are visiting and charged accordingly.

Payment by debit or credit card will be required at the time of your request.

Make sure you request all the sets of fingerprints you require.

You must complete a form for each person requesting an appointment.

What to bring with you

You will need to bring a valid passport or photo card driving licence. These are the only forms of identification we can accept for this service.

Getting here

Avon and Somerset Police and Fire Headquarters
Valley Road
BS20 8QJ

For satellite navigation devices use: BS20 8JJ

Map to force headquarters

Security information

When attending Police and Fire Headquarters, you must obey all security and safety notices.

During the fingerprint process, we expect you to treat staff with respect. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any abuse or threatening behaviour, including bad language or intimidation.

Taking photographs is not permitted on police premises.


If you are unable to attend your appointment, inform us as soon as possible using the contact details in your confirmation email.

You can rearrange your appointment for another date, or you can request a refund within 14 days of your cancelled appointment. There will be a minimum £5 administrative fee.

Request and pay for an appointment

Appointments with Fingerprinting Services take place at Police and Fire Headquarters in Portishead, where your fingerprints will be taken in ink.

You will need to read all the information on this page before requesting an appointment.

Other police forces offering a fingerprinting service, include:

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