The Consulate provides fingerprinting services for individuals who need them for U.S. government security clearances for federal government employment. This includes security clearance procedures for individuals as required by other U.S. federal government agencies, such as the U.S. military. These fingerprinting services are available by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact us via email. In your email, please indicate the date you would prefer and also your contact telephone number. In addition, please attach a scanned copy of the request letter for fingerprinting from the government agency or from the military.
If you require fingerprinting as part of an adoption case, you can choose to be fingerprinted at the Consulate (see Adoption) or by the local police (see below), whichever is more convenient for you.
The Consulate does not provide fingerprinting services for individuals for private or non-U.S. purposes. Specifically, we do not provide fingerprinting services for individuals who are applying for
- Hong Kong or Macau ID cards,
- U.S. state licensure or state bar membership,
- a police check from their home country’s government, even if they are doing so in support of a U.S. immigrant visa application
- an Identity History Summary from the Federal Bureau of Investigation – often referred to as a criminal history record or a “rap sheet.”
If you need fingerprinting for or any other reason that adoption or federal government employment, you must avail yourself of the fingerprinting services offered by both the Hong Kong Police and the Macau Police at the locations listed below:
Certificate of No Criminal Conviction Office
14/F., Arsenal House
1 Arsenal Street
Wan Chai Hong Kong.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:15 pm (Payment at Police Shroff closes between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm and at 5:00 pm); Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday: Closed
The service is free of charge. Please make an appointment for the service here: Online Booking System – Hong Kong Police Force
The Hong Kong Police can provide you with the fingerprint form.
See also: Certificate of No Criminal Conviction – The Hong Kong Police
Certificate of Criminal Record Office
Avenida da Prala Grande, No. 804,
Edificia China Plaza, Macau.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., closed on Saturday, Sunday and government holidays
Telephone number: (853) 2837-0777
The service is free of charge, and no appointment is necessary.
The Macau Police can provide you with the fingerprint form.
See also: Certificate and location – Direcção dos Serviços de Identificação (the Macau SAR Identification Department)
I need to be fingerprinted for a USCIS service such as adjustment of status, re-entry permit, or a naturalization application. Does the Consulate General offer fingerprinting services?
No. Individuals residing in Hong Kong or Macau who seek fingerprinting for other USCIS services (such as re-entry permits) should either attend their biometric appointment in the United States or contact the USCIS office for more information.
Last modified: December 5, 2022