If you live in Cheshire and have been required to register with the police (an essential part of many foreign nationals’ visa conditions), you need to make an appointment at one of the police stations below. It would be best to choose the police station closest to where you live.

Our details

Please make an appointment to come to one of the following police stations:

Blacon Police Station
Blacon Avenue
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 5BD

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

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Crewe Police Station
Civic Centre
Crewe Street
Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 2DQ

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

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Warrington Police Station
Arpley Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1LQ

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

View Warrington Police Station on map

How to make an appointment

You can make your appointment online. Please don't call us or visit without an appointment. Click 'Start' at the bottom of this page to complete our quick and simple online form.

Average completion time: 5 mins

Please check what to bring with you.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

When to attend

You must visit one of these police stations to register and get your police registration certificate (PRC) within seven days of arriving in the UK. This is important, because if you don't you may face:

  • a £5,000 fine
  • a prison sentence
  • recommendation of deportation
  • a ten-year ban on entering the UK


We'll give you your PRC at the end of the appointment, after you complete registration.

Unsure if you need to register? Read our advice for first time visitors: who needs to register as a foreign national?

When your details change

If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in Cheshire, you'll need to update your certificate with us as detailed above. Click 'Start' at the bottom of this page to complete our quick and simple online form.

You must report any of the following changes within seven days:

  • change of address
  • change of college/university/course
  • change of occupation
  • change in marital status
  • new landing conditions (re-entry visa)
  • new passport details
  • children once they are aged 16 or over
  • exemption from Police Registration


When you transfer to Cheshire

If you're already registered with another force and you move to Cheshire, you now need to update your certificate by coming to one of the police stations above.

If you lose your certificate

If you've lost your police registration certificate, please make an appointment in the same way, to get a replacement. The new certificate will cost £34.

Please see our full checklist of what to bring with you when you visit us.

 

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