Fingerprints for visa applications

We offer a fingerprint taking service for people whose fingerprints are required for overseas visa or security applications.

Fingerprint Clinics are held at our Hutton Headquarters on Wednesday afternoons by appointment only.  Please telephone 01772 416011 between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday to make an appointment.

The Address is:

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters
Saunders Lane
Hutton
Preston
Lancashire
PR4 5SB

For Satellite Navigation please use post code PR4 5TJ

The charge for this service is £95.64 (including vat) for the first set, then £47.76 (including vat) for any additional sets for the same person.

Payment is cash or cheque only, no credit or debit cards will be accepted. (Cheques must be made payable to The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire). 

You will be required to bring with you:

  • Photo ID (Current valid passport or Photo Driving Licence)
  • Paperwork detailing why a set of fingerprints is required 

This service is available for Lancashire residents only.  Other county residents should contact their local Police station or County Police HQ for details.

Other Useful Information

USA - The US will only accept FBI fingerprint forms which you will be expected to provide. The form can be downloaded from their website, so please ensure that you have this prior to attending as no other fingerprint form will be accepted.

South Africa - A full set of fingerprints is required for South African passport renewal and must be taken on a specific fingerprint form. The form is available from the South African Embassy, so please ensure that you have this prior to attending as no other fingerprint form will be accepted.


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