Registration of Foreign Nationals

New Registrations

If you are visiting the UK then you may need to register with the police. Check your visa from the British Embassy to confirm this. If your visa and/or attaching letter stipulates that you are required to register with the police then this must be done within seven days.

You must register if you are...

 

A visitor from the following country


Afghanistan


Algeria


Argentina


Armenia


Azerbaijan


Bahrain


Belarus


Bolivia


Brazil


China


Colombia


Cuba


Egypt


Georgia


Iran


Iraq


Israel


Jordan


Kazakhstan


Kuwait


Kyrgyzstan


Lebanon


Libya


Moldova


Morocco


North Korea


Oman


Palestine


Peru


Qatar


Russia


Saudi Arabia


Sudan


Syria


Tajikistan


Tunisia


Turkey


Turkmenistan


Ukraine


United Arab
Emirates


Uzbekistan


Yemen

AND any one of the following conditions also apply:

  • Your visa has the requirement to register
  • You are in the UK and switching to a visa which requires you to register
  • Your visa is for longer than 6 months
  • You are 16 years or older
  • On entering the UK your visa states 'Police Registration Within 7 Days of Arrival'
  • The remarks section on the back of your Biometric Residence Permit states 'Register/Report to Police'
  • If you are already in the UK and applying for 'Leave to Remain' or 'Extension of Leave to Remain' and are notified in writing that you are subject to the Police Registration scheme

 

How to get a Police Registration Certificate

To obtain your Police Registration Certificate, you will need to book an appointment and attend a surgery at a Police Station.

Area

Day and time

Address

Chester

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 8am-6pm

Chester Police Station,
Blacon,
CH1 5BD

Crewe

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 8am-6pm

Crewe Police Station,
Civic Centre,
CW1 2DQ

Macclesfield

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 8am-6pm

Macclesfield Police Station,
Brunswick Street,
SK10 1HQ

Northwich

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 8am-6pm

Northwich Police Station,
Chester Way,
CW9 5EP

Warrington

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 8am-6pm

Warrington Police Station,
Arpley Street,
WA1 1LQ

Widnes

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 8am-6pm

Widnes Police Station, 
John Briggs House,
Gerrard Street, 
WA8 4BE

 

Book an appointment

Area Phone number Email address
Chester 01606 36 6192 helpdesk.chester@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Crewe 01606 36 3325 helpdesk.crewe@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Macclesfield 01606 36 3424 helpdesk.macclesfield@cheshire.pnn.police.uk 
Northwich 01606 36 3297 helpdesk.northwich@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Warrington 01606 36 3825 helpdesk.warrington@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Widnes 01606 36 3825 helpdesk.widnes@cheshire.pnn.police.uk 

 

What you need to bring with you when registering

Please bring the following items with you when you register:

  • Passport
  • £34.00 cash
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or employment contract
  • Proof of address in Cheshire e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from University (including room number) Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

 

Change of details / transferring to Cheshire from another police force area

If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in the Cheshire Police force area, you will need to re-register with the Foreign National Registration Office.

You MUST report within 7 days any of the following changes:

  • ANY change of address
  • ANY change of college/university/course
  • ANY change of occupation
  • ANY change in marital status
  • ANY new landing conditions (re-entry visa)
  • ANY new passport details
  • ANY children born whilst you are in the UK
  • Exemption from Police Registration

For the above changes you must bring the following -

Change of Address (Cheshire to Cheshire address)

You must bring the following:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Proof of address in Cheshire e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Change Of College/University/Course/Employment

You must bring the following:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/ Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Change of Marital Status

You must bring the following:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police 

Visa Update

You must bring the following:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Passport Update

You must bring the following:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Transfer From Another Force

If you have already registered with the Police in another force area and have now moved to the Cheshire area, you must update your Police Registration Certificate with this information. You must bring the following:

Police Registration Certificate

  • Passport
  • Proof of address in Cheshire e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police