Police registration

You may need to register with the Police if you come to the UK for longer than six months and are from one of the listed countries required to register. You’ll be told if you need to register with the Police on one of the following documents:

  • Your entry visa vignette (sticker in your passport) if you’re travelling to the UK
  • The Home Office letter that approved your application for leave

You must register with the Police if you’re from:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

If you don’t register with the Police then any future immigration applications that you make may be affected and your current leave may be shortened.

After you register, please ensure you keep your certificate in a safe place. You must keep it updated if you change your address or get a new visa.

You must register within seven days of arriving in the UK; or if you are required to collect a BRP after arriving in the UK, within seven days of doing so.

You will require the following documents to register:

  • registration fee £34 (cash only)
  • your passport
  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Card (if applicable)
  • your completed registration form
  • two passport photographs
  • Student Card

To book an appointment to register with the Police please go to the Student Information Desk in the Learning Hub to make an appointment. Alternatively you can book an appointment directly with Northamptonshire Police Overseas Visitor Registration Office on 03000 111 222 ext. 344054 or 07557 775009.

Further information on registering with the Police can be found at GOV.UK.

Please note it is a criminal offence not to register with the Police. If you fail to comply with a condition to register with the police or to notify them of changes, the Home Office can refuse future immigration applications or remove you from the UK. You could be barred from returning to the UK for a certain period of time. For further information please refer to the UKCISA website.


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