CRiS (the Central Registration and Identification Scheme) is the national register of touring caravans. CRiS was established by the NCC in 1992 and helps to prevent and detect caravan crime.  It 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 recorded on the CRiS database by their unique 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This VIN, die stamped on the chassis, marked on the windows and embedded in an electronic chip, and the caravan description are recorded on a Touring Caravan Registration Document, which is sent to the caravan's registered keeper.

If you are buying a pre-owned caravan, it is important to check its registered keeper, that it has not been 'written off' by an insurance company and that it is finance/debt free. Also, as with your car's V5 registration document, it is important that you ensure the registration of your caravan is kept up-to-date and that you are registered as the keeper.

For further information click here or telephone 0203 282 1000.