Registration of Foreign Nationals

Who needs to register?

Visitors from the following countries need to register with the police.


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

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 and relevant documentation
  • Two passport size photographs
  • £34 registration fee (cash only).
  • Proof of address

You will need to notify us if

You change your address

Let us know within seven days of moving.

You take a temporary absence from your registered address

Absences up to two months do not need to be reported. All absences over two months have to be reported to the police in the district where you are registered. Also provide details of addresses where you will be staying and your expected date of return.

Changes to any of the details

Any changes which affect your registration such as name change, marital status, nationality, passport or other document for establishing identity and nationality, employment, business, profession or occupation must be reported to the police in the district where you are registered within eight days.