How can I have my fingerprints taken? I need them for an employment/immigration check.

How can I have my fingerprints taken? I need them for an employment/immigration check.

To find out where you can have your fingerprints taken contact your local police station.

Auckland area

On 31 October 2013, NZ Post commenced a fingerprint capture service for employment/immigration and other purposes.

Whereas NZ Police had previously provided a fingerprinting service that was time consuming, fully manual, and involved inking applicants' hands, NZ Post now provides a cleaner, faster electronic capture and copy system. There is a charge for this service.

Currently, the NZ Post service is limited to the Auckland area, with the participating Postshops being Wellesley Street (Auckland City), and Manukau. Police no longer provide this fingerprinting service in the Auckland area. Applicants will need to go to one of the Postshops mentioned rather than to a police station to obtain the fingerprinting service.

Outside of the Auckland area, this fingerprinting service will still be available from some Police Stations until further notice.

More information about the service can be located on the NZ Post website.

South African nationals

South African Nationals requiring their fingerprints taken in order to obtain a South African Police clearance in the Auckland area should go to one of the participating Postshops. 

South African Nationals in the Auckland trial area who require fingerprints to be taken for SA passport issue/ renewal or other purposes must contact the South African High Commission  on (04) 815 8484.