If you live in Bedfordshire and you need to register with the police (an essential part of many foreign nationals’ visa conditions), you need to make an appointment to go to one of the police stations below.
Luton Police Station Buxton Road Luton Bedford LU1 1SD View on map
Cranfield University (for students and employees of the university and their families) CSA building College Road Cranfield MK43 0AL View on map
Bedford School (for students at Bedford School only) De Parys Avenue Bedford MK40 2TU View on map
Opening times for appointments
Monday: 10.30am to 2.30pm Tuesday: 10am to 1.30pm Wednesday: 10am to 1.30pm Thursday: 10am to 1.30pm Friday: 10.30 to 2.30pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
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.
Please note, it costs £34 to register. We'll send you a secure link to pay online when we confirm your appointment. If you can't pay by card, please contact us and we'll arrange an alternative way of paying.
You must visit us at one of these police stations to register and get your police registration certificate (PRC) within seven days of arriving in Bedfordshire. 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 post your police registration certificate (PRC) to you by recorded delivery within seven days after you've attended your appointment.
If you change any of your personal or contact details while studying or working in Bedfordshire, or if you lose or damage your PCR, you'll need to make an appointment with us to update your certificate or get a new one; click 'Start' at the bottom of this page.