The Royal Bahamas Police Force Central Detective Unit provides fingerprinting services for the criminal record, immigration, and other purposes.

We offer electronic fingerprint service, as well as traditional ink-and-roll method RBPF Fingerprint Forms. Individuals are required to attend in person for this service.

Fingerprint Services are located at the Central Detective Unit on Thompson Boulevard Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed on holidays).

Fingerprinting Process

Fully complete the VPD Request for Fingerprint Service form. This form can be downloaded by clicking the link above or picked up in person at our location.

Bring documentation with you describing the print service that you require when applying for Fingerprinting Service. We will accept documents that you have printed off the Internet. Please read your documents carefully prior to attending our office so that you will know what you require from us.

Bring the completed form with you along with the necessary identification and fees.

Identification must be presented in person to submit your Fingerprint Request. We require two pieces of current, government-issued identification, one of which must have a current photo. Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • valid driver’s licence (with photo)
  • valid BC identification Card (with photo)
  • valid passport
  • valid Permanent Residency card
Fingerprinting Fees

All applicants will be charged a fee of $20.00 for Fingerprinting Service. The RBPF accepts cash, only debit for payment.