If you're registering for the first time you’ll need to start the process online. 

We'll ask you for:

  • personal details
  • contact details
  • family member’s details (if required)
  • passport details
  • visa/Travel details
  • study/employment details and access/ability to upload a passport style photograph


There is a 20 minute time limit for completing the registration process and you won't be able to save your form, so please make sure you have everything before you start. 

Once you’ve given us the details above you’ll be asked to make an appointment. Appointments will be at a police station of your choice within the Thames Valley area. You can use our station finder below to find one.

Click here to start your registration

Getting a replacement certificate

Your police registration certificate (PRC) is a legal document.

If you've lost your police registration certificate or it's been stolen you'll be asked about the circumstances surrounding the loss or theft of your certificate during your appointment with the police.

Please note that a replacement certificate must be paid for so only apply for a replacement certificate once all methods of finding the certificate have been exhausted.

To request a new certificate and obtain an appointment to complete the process you'll need to use our online system.

Appointments will be at a police station of your choice within the Thames Valley area.

If you have any questions or issues, please email us.