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.

Following a successful trial period, New Zealand Post is now offering fingerprinting services for immigration and employment checks at the following post shops around New Zealand:

Fingerprinting services will not be available at Police Stations in the regions where NZ Post is providing the service. Outside of these areas, fingerprinting services will still be available from major Police stations. If you are unsure where you should go, call your local Police station.

Appointments can be made online or in a New Zealand Post branch. You must bring your passport with you or another form of suitable photo identification such as a valid driver’s licence.

More information about the service, locations of the participating outlets and booking of appointments can be found on the New Zealand Post website.

South African nationals please note:

Fingerprinting services can be provided for South African documents that are non-enabling, such as: police checks, visa applications, work permits and extensions to stay.

However, fingerprinting services cannot be provided for South African documents which are enabling, e.g. passports (permanent or temporary). This is because South African legislation dictates that only the South African High Commission staff are authorised to take fingerprints for these applications. South African nationals requiring fingerprints for enabling documents will need to contact the South African High Commission in Wellington for assistance.