If you live in Derbyshire and have been required to register with the police – an essential part of many foreign nationals’ visa conditions – please email us to make an appointment.

To begin your registration process, please email [email protected] to let us know you would like registering. We will then work with you to:

  • make an appointment for you
  • tell you where the appointment will be
  • tell you what documents you will need to bring with you to the appointment
  • tell you what registration costs and how you can pay

The appointment will take place at one of our police stations, as close as possible to where you live.

Please use the same email address to ask us any questions about registering as an overseas visitor.

When to attend

You must email us to make an appointment to register and get your police registration certificate (PRC) within seven days of arriving in Derbyshire. 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

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


All students should make an appointment with us by emailing [email protected].

When your details change

If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in Derbyshire, you'll need to update your existing PRC with us. See reporting a change in circumstances or new visa to find out what to do.

If you lose your certificate

If you've lost your police registration certificate, please make an appointment in the same way. We'll ask you about why and how you lost it, before we can consider issuing you a new one.

We'll also tell you what to bring with you when you come for your appointment.

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