Any time, when you apply for a temporary residence permit/permanent resident permit/residence permit for EU long-term resident/replacement of residence card, your fingerprints will be recorded. Fingerprints are required from all applicants who have turned 6. If you send your application via post, your attendance will be required to provide fingerprints. Fingerprints are taken by electronic means of capturing fingerprints. Fingerprints are stored on your residence card to identify the holder of the card.