The condition to register with the Police is given to people:
- those who come to the UK for more than six months.
If you are required to register, the condition is likely to be printed on your 30-day vignette or if you have been granted a visa following an application made in the UK, on your biometric residence permit (BRP). Alternatively, in the rare instance that you completed a paper-based immigration application form (rather than an online one); the condition will be included in your letter from the Home Office and not on your visa.
There is a fee of £34 to register with the Police. When you register, you will receive a Police Registration Certificate.
When to Register
You must register within seven days of collecting your BRP. You can register with the Police before you have collected your BRP, but you should then check with the Police whether you will need to register again after collecting your BRP. However, check whether your college or university has made special arrangements with the local police which allow you to register with them outside of this seven-day period.
How to Register
You must make an appointment online in order to register with the Police. If you attend the Police station without an appointment you will not be seen.
In order to make an appointment please follow the website link below. You will need to set up an online account in order to book an appointment.
The full address and contact details for the local Police station can be found below.
Students in Birmingham must register with West Midlands Police:
Students at the Shakespeare Institute should register with Warwickshire Police.
Updating the Police Registration Certificate
After you have registered, you always need to update the police within seven days if you ever:
- change your address
- extend your Tier 4 visa
- change college or university
- renew your passport
- get married
- if any of the other details on your Police Registration Certificate change
Importance of Registration
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. Additionally, you might be banned from returning to the UK for a certain period. Please contact the IST as soon as possible if you have failed to register with the Police or are unable to make an appointment.
If you have been given the Police registration condition but your nationality is not listed in Appendix 2 of the Immigration Rules, or if you have not been given the Police registration condition but your nationality is listed in Appendix 2 of the Immigration Rules and you have come to the UK for six months or more, then the Home Office has made an error. Please contact the IST as soon as possible.