If you live in North Wales and have been required to register with the police (an essential part of many foreign nationals’ visa conditions), you need to visit one of our police stations.

You can find the police station closest to where you live using the police station finder at the bottom of the page.

You don't need to make an appointment. 

Please see our full list of what to bring with you to register as an overseas visitor.

If you have any questions, please email us or call 101.

Police station opening hours

Holyhead Police Station, Anglesey
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Bangor Police Station, Gwynedd
Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 7pm.
Sundays between 9am and 6pm.

Caernarfon Police Station, Gwynedd
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Colwyn Bay Police Station, Conwy
Mondays from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Llandudno Police Station, Conwy
Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Rhyl Police Station, Denbighshire
Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 7pm.
Sundays between 9am and 6pm.

Mold Police Station, Flintshire
Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Wrexham Police Station
Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 7pm.
Sundays between 9am and 6pm.

When to attend

You must visit one of these police stations to register and get your police registration certificate (PRC) within seven days of arriving in the UK. 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 give you your PRC after you complete registration.

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

When your details change

If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in North Wales, you'll need to update your certificate with us as detailed above. 

You must report any of the following changes within seven days:

  • change of address
  • change of college/university/course
  • change of occupation
  • change in marital status
  • new landing conditions (re-entry visa)
  • new passport details
  • children once they are aged 16 or over
  • exemption from Police Registration


When you transfer to North Wales

If you're already registered with another force and you move to North Wales, you now need to update your certificate by coming to one of our police stations.

If you lose your certificate

If you've lost your police registration certificate, please come to one of our police stations to get a replacement. The new certificate will cost £34.

Please see our full checklist of what to bring with you when you visit us.

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