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.
If you must be fingerprinted as part of an application for a U.S. pilot’s license, please note that the Consulate does not provide this fingerprint service. Fingerprints for pilot’s licenses are taken by several different companies, including mobile service providers who regularly visit Hong Kong.
The Consulate does not provide fingerprinting services for individuals for private or non-U.S. purposes. We do not provide fingerprinting services for individuals applying for Hong Kong or Macau ID cards, for example, or for those applying for U.S. state licensure. We also do not provide fingerprinting for individuals who are seeking a police check from their home country’s government, even if they are doing so in support of a U.S. immigrant visa application. The Consulate also does not provide fingerprinting related to applications for 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 any reason other than to complete a U.S. government security clearance for federal government employment, we encourage you to avail yourself of the fingerprinting services offered by both the Hong Kong Police and the Macau Police at the locations listed below. This includes American citizens residing in Hong Kong or Macau who need to be fingerprinted for an adoption-related service.
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: February 16, 2022