Police registration

When you arrive in the UK, you may be required to register with the police. Below you will find information on how you can do this and when you should update the police about a change in your circumstances.

How do I 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, to book an appointment please visit the West Midlands Police website, you will need to set up an online account in order to book an appointment.

West Midlands Police are fully open and operating as normal within COVID-19 secure guidelines.  

When can I attend an appointment?             

You must normally register with the Police within seven days of your arrival in the UK.  However, currently, students returning to the UK are required to self-isolate for a period of 10 days unless they are travelling from a country which is listed in Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel corridors (for England).  If you are required to self-isolate (whether in Government managed quarantine hotel or self-isolating in accomodation upon your arrival), you must not attend the Police Station during this period and should only arrange to attend police registration after your self-isolation period has finished.

While you are self-isolating, you should complete the online form by using your UK visa vignette.  This is normally a sticker in your passport.  Once your self-isolation period is over, you can book your appointment. After your period of self-isolation, you will also need to collect your BRP.  If you have used the University of Birmingham's ACL code, we will contact you once your BRP has been delivered to arrange an appointment time when you can collect your BRP.  The latest Government guidelines on entering the UK can be found here.

Where can I attend my appointment?

There are two locations where you can attend an appointment:

The full address and contact details for the local police station can be found below.

West Midlands Overseas Visitors Registration Department
Digbeth Police Station     
113 Digbeth     
B5 6DT

Tel: 0121 626 5307
Fax: 0121 322 6005
E-mail: ovro@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Website: West Midlands Police visitor registration website

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 15:00, Friday: 08:00 - 11:30, Saturday - Sunday: Closed

If you are in Birmingham you must register with West Midlands Police, while students at the Shakespeare Institute should register with Warwickshire Police. For further information please contact us.

Students must go to Digbeth Police station during Welcome Week to register, to book an appointment please visit the West Midlands Police website

For more information, please refer to the faqs on police registration. 

FAQs about police registration



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