Fingerprint service

For more than 20 years we have been managing the fingerprint service for the private sector, corporate sector, and various national and international governments, as requested by amongst others the American Consulate in Amsterdam.

Taking fingerprints is often part of formal procedures where strict rules apply for different countries. The fingerprint service of Van Kappel Security BV does not only cover the actual taking of fingerprints, but incorporates supervision of the whole process, in cases where this is needed. We take care of the right approach throughout the whole process, up to and including the secured dispatch of the applicable documents. This guarantees a unique, professional service with a personal touch.

Van Kappel Security is officially licensed by the Ministry of Justice with number: POB1196

Certificate of Clearance (COC)

How to receive an Singapore Certificate of clearance?

Having your Certificate of Clearance (COC)/criminal Background Check from Singapore done is very easy knowing which steps you have to take and were to start. Hereby we provide you with a short roadmap how to receive your Singapore COC.

Step 1:
You can apply online on the website of the Singapore Force Police
First you need to apply for the E-appeal. The application goes through SINGPASS or FIN. The approvement for your E-appeal can take a couple days.
On the page of the eservices is also mentioned which documents you need for the application.

* You need to use the browser Internet Explorer (IE) otherwise you cannot finish your application.
** The Singapore government almost maintain their web portal every day, therefore make sure you file any form or information outside of the maintenance window or else you will lose everything and have to start the application again.

*** If you apply with a Dutch passport at the Singapore Police website, it’s important to fill out Netherlands by citizenship/nationality instead of Dutch. When you are filling out Dutch you are not able to finish the application after getting your E-approval from the Singapore police, because you cannot select Dutch as a nationality.

Step 2:
When you received your approval from the Singapore Force Police you can start the online application for the certificate of clearance (COC).

On this page they have mentioned all the steps you need to take to apply for your COC from Singapore.
The portal from the Singapore Force Police is extensive and takes some time to finish. You need also to include a couple attachments like photocopy passport, passport photo, photocopy NRIC front and back, scan of the letter with reason COC application.

After the crime record is issued, you can either have them ship it to your address outside Singapore, for example the Netherlands, or have someone local pick up for you.

** The Singapore government almost maintain their web portal every day, therefore make sure you file any form or information outside of the maintenance window or else you will lose everything and have to start the application again.

Step 3:
Finish your application and payment (S$60,-). You will receive an e-mail with a payment confirmation. The e-mail and the attachments both need to be printed and attached with the fingerprint cards.

Step 4:
Have your fingerprints taken at an accredited fingerprinting agency that operates in an office making use of professional equipment and clean sanitary. Make sure that the product containing your personal information and fingerprints as such provided by the fingerprinting agency includes the correct address of the Singapore Force Police that can be found in the email received after step 3. Sending this package can be done by the agency or yourself. We strongly recommend that the sender uses FedEx by traceable means in order to ensure that delivery takes place asap and with proof of receival by the Singapore Force Police.

Step 5:
You have an appointment for getting your fingerprints. VKSS will take care of the whole process from there on including the “fingerprint cards” Industrial Identification cards and other documents that contain the information you have provided.

Step 6:
The SFP sends the hard copy Certificate of Clearance by regular mail, the results arrives after a couple weeks.

The taking of fingerprints is done by prior appointment only. If you wish to use this service we ask you to complete questionnaire below this page.
After receiving the completed document we will contact you as soon as possible for an appointment at our office or at a different location. If you want to wait filling out your information you can send us an e-mail on to make an appointment, a couple hours before the appointment we need your information filled out at our portal to make the fingerprint cards and declaration of Identity ready.

The costs for taking fingerprints at our office is €90,91 excl. VAT.
Taking fingerprints at a different location will be charged at rates based on travel distance and time. We have a mobile dactyloscopic table which ensures we can deliver the same high quality as in our office.

The form and the data will be encrypted and stored carefully for the duration of the whole process, after which the data is removed irrevocably from our systems. For further information regarding data storage please refer to our Privacy Statement.

More questions about this procedure, please contact us at

Application Fingerprint Service

    Personal data

    Personal characteristics

    Residence of person fingerprinted

    Employer and adress

    Other information

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    More information about our fingerprint service

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