Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme (CRiS)
To Contact CRIS Please Phone 0845 300 8905
CRiS is an abbreviation for the Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme (CRiS)
CRiS is a UK nationwide register of touring caravans which was setup in 1992 by HPI
and the National Caravan Council (NCC).
This national register of touring caravans CRiS helps to prevent and detect caravan crime and acts as a security
check for dealers and private caravan buyers through the issue of a Keeper Registration Document.
All caravans manufactured since 1992 by NCC members are registered on the CRiS database by a unique 17 digit Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN).
This VIN and the caravan description are recorded on a Touring Caravan Registration Document which is sent to the
caravan's registered keeper.
Even if you own a pre-1992 caravan, or imported your own caravan into the UK, you can still register it with CRiS
Many insurance companies now require CRiS registration before they will issue a policy.
How to get a CRiS Check
If you want to register your caravan with CRiS and be electronically tagged you need to do the following, either click the image above to go straight to HPI Website to register for a CRiS Check or click the link below:
Also, as with your car's V5 registration document, it is important that you ensure the registration of your caravan
is up-to-date and that you are registered as the keeper.
How to read a CRiS Number
CRis numbers can be checked yourself, to understand how a CRis number is made up see our example below:
SGAT000AV70009865 CRiS Year of manufacture (7 = 2007): see below for CRiS manufacturer year codes
SGAT000AV70009865 CRiS Serial number
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994
S = 1995
T = 1996
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
7 = 2007
and so on
The CRiS Check
If you are considering buying a second-user caravan then make sure you carry out a CRiS Check prior to concluding the
Don’t get caught buying a caravan with a hidden history or an altered identity. A CRiS Check will not only confirm
the caravans true identity, but will also reassure you of the provenance of the caravan you desire and will reveal if
the caravan is subject to an HP agreement, reported stolen or been recorded as an Insurance Write-Off. In addition
CRiS will be able to confirm if the ‘seller’ is currently recorded with CRiS as the current keeper.
To get a online CRiS Check Click HERE. The cost of a CRiS Check is just £14.95 so cheap to get peace
Extra security with CRiS Xtra
For additional peace of mind, you can also mark your CRiS registered caravan with CRiS Xtra, an enhanced marking and
identification kit containing an electronic tag and 1,000 micro-dots.
You an secure your caravan using wheelclamps or alarms and trackers.