The AFIS fingerprint database

AFIS stores two-finger datasets, ten-finger datasets, datasets of the ball of the thumb and the side of the hands, and traces. As of 31 December 2019, the AFIS database contained the following volume of data:

  • Two-finger:
34 186
  • Ten-finger, ball of the thumb, side of the hand:
936 538
  • Traces:
131 975

To find out whether your fingerprints are stored in the AFIS database you can send a written inquiry to fedpol, stating your particulars and accompanied by a photocopy of your passport or identity card.

Last modification 14.10.2021

Top of page


Federal Office of Police
Guisanplatz 1A
CH-3003 Bern
Crime Prevention & Directorate Staff – Legal Division, Datenschutzverantwortliche

Print contact