Police Registration

Some students may have to register with the Police as one of the conditions of their stay in the UK.  If you are from one of the following countries, you must register within 7 days of your arrival in the UK:

Afghanistan

Cuba

Libya

Syria

Algeria

Egypt

Moldova

Tajikistan

Argentina

Georgia

Morocco

Tunisia

Armenia

Iran

North Korea

Turkey

Azerbaijan

Iraq

Oman

Turkmenistan

Bahrain

Israel

Palestine

United Arab Emirates

Belarus

Jordan

Peru

Ukraine

Bolivia

Kazakhstan

Qatar

Uzbekistan

Brazil

Kuwait

Russia

Yemen

China

Kyrgyzstan

Saudi Arabia

 

Colombia

Lebanon

Sudan

 

 

Where do I register with the Police?

The office for police registration is different depending on your location.  Please see the further information section below for a list of offices.

How do I register with the Police?

You must register with the Police in-person and bring certain documents.  The documents you will need are different depending on the office, so please check their website.  Most of them will ask you to submit the following:

  • Completed Registration Form – you can download this from the office’s website
  • Your passport
  • Your biometric residence permit or visa
  • 2 recent UK passport sized photographs
  • Student status letter – you can request this from Student Services at your centre
  • Proof of your UK address (for e.g. bank statement, utility bill or tenancy agreement)
  • Registration fee of £34 in cash

What if I change my address or visa?

You must notify the Police if you change your address or visa.  You can do this by visiting any police station with your police registration certificate.  You will also need to bring proof of your new address and/or your new visa.

Further information

UK Visas and Immigration website
https://www.gov.uk/register-with-the-police

Police Registration Offices

Birmingham

Digbeth Police Station
113 Digbeth
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DT

Tel: 0121 626 5307
Website: https://west-midlands.overseasregistrations.uk/

Bristol

Clifton Foreign National Registration Unit
2-10 Kings Parade Mews
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 2RE 

Tel: 01278 645594
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/services/foreign-national-registration/

Chester

Chester Police Station
Blacon Avenue
Blacon
Cheshire
CH1 5BD

Tel:  01606 36 6192
Website: https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/registration-of-foreign-nationals/

Guildford

Police Headquarters
Mount Browne, Sandy Lane
Guildford
Surrey
GU3 1HG

Tel:  01483 639516
Website: https://www.surrey.police.uk/services/foreign-nationals/

Leeds

Overseas Registration Office
Pudsey Police Station
Dawsons Corner, Bradford Road 
Leeds  
LS28 5TA

Tel: 0113 2414917 / 2414817 / 2414860

Website: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us/foreign-nationals-registration-scheme 

London

Overseas Visitors Records Office 
323 Borough High Street 
London
SE1 1LH 

Tel:  020 7230 1208
Website: https://beta.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/registering-as-an-overseas-visitor/

Manchester

International Visitors Registration Office
Greenheys Police Station
Charles Halle Road
Hulme, Manchester
M15 6NP

Tel:  0161 856 3320
Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk/