Foreign Nationals Registrations

Cleveland Police Foreign Nationals Registrations Unit

Police Registration for overseas visitors to the UK

Overseas visitors from the following countries are required to complete a Police registration.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil,
China (inc Hong Kong and Macow), 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

AND
any one of the following conditions also apply:

  • If the visa in your passport says 'Police registration within seven days of arrival,'
  • The remarks section on the back of your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) states 'Register/Report to Police'
  • You are in the UK and switching to a visa which requires you to register
  • Your visa is for longer than 6 months
  • If you are already in the UK and applying for 'Leave to Remain' or 'Extension of Leave to Remain' and are notified in writing that you are subject to the Police Registration scheme
  • You are 16 years or older

Important Notes

You need to book a Police Registration appointment within 7 days of arriving in the UK

You could be fined £5,000 and jailed for 6 months if you do not register in accordance with your visa requirements. Late registration could affect any future visa applications.

How to register with Police

All overseas visitors required to complete Police registration. To do this overseas visitors need to create an account and book an appointment via the online system, delivered by the Police.

Note: If you are married and your spouse also has a requirement to complete Police registration, then you both need to register by creating individual accounts. These must have different email addresses. 

The Police Registration Process involves 2 stages:

1. Create an account and book an appointment via the online system delivered by the Police 
    ***You must do this stage within 7 days of arriving in the UK***
When you create your account you will receive a system generated email, please respond to this within one hour to activate your account.
 Once your account is activated you need to input all the required information when prompted.
               Note: You will have 20 minutes to input your details, so please have all personal documents to hand.
2. Once an appointment has been booked to attend a face to face appointment, bringing the relevant documents with you. Note: this stage does not need to be completed within 7 days of arriving in the UK, although you must have booked the appointment within that time***

Documents needed for an appointment

  • Your Passport and visa and where applicable, the plastic Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) It is included in your letter from the Home Office. For more information on BRP's, please click here.
  • Proof of address required from an ‘official body’ - such as your Employment/Student Status Letter/tenancy agreement.
  • New registrations only: the registration fee of £34 cash. Debit/Visa cards are not accepted. Cash only.
  • Change of details/transfers only: your existing Police Registration Certificate.

Notifying the Police of any changes

Throughout your time in the UK, you must report to the police within seven days of the following changes:

  • change of address
  • change of course, school, college or university
  • change of marital status, name or birth of children
  • extension of stay granted by UK Visas and Immigration
  • change of passport
  • transfer from another Police force area
  • temporary absence of eight weeks or more from your registered address

You can do this by logging onto the online registration system delivered by the Police. You will need to book and attend an appointment, but will not be required to pay the fee again.

Lost or Stolen Police Registration Certificates

If you have lost you Police registration certificate:

Please look carefully for your police registration certificate. If you have left it at a previous address, whether overseas or in the UK, try to get it posted to you, even if it takes several weeks to arrive. If you definitely cannot find your police registration certificate you must apply for a replacement via the online system.

Please note: you will be charged £34 for a replacement certificate.

If your police registration certificate is stolen:

You must report this to your local police station immediately and get a crime number. You will then need to apply for a new police registration certificate via the online system. When you register for your new police registration certificate you will need to provide your crime number.

Please note: you will be charged £34 for a replacement certificate.

Leaving the UK

If you hold a Police Registration Certificate, you need to notify the police when you leave the UK for the last time.

There is no requirement for you to hand the certificate back to Police prior to your departure

Contact

If you require any additional help or information, please contact the Cleveland Police Foreign Nationals Office

Telephone Number 01642 301319

Email address [email protected]

Office Hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 15:00

 https://foreignnationals.cleveland.police.uk/

Foreign Nationals

You must bring the following – 
  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Proof of address e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
  • Passport
  • Visa/BRP/Home Office Decision Letter showing requirement to register with Police

 

    You must bring the following –
    • Police Registration Certificate
    • Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
    • Passport
    • Visa/BRP/Home Office Decision Letter showing requirement to register with Police
    You must bring the following – 
    • Police Registration Certificate
    • Marriage certificate/proof of name change/birth certificate of child
    • Passport
    • Visa/BRP/Home Office Decision Letter showing requirement to register with Police
    You must bring the following –
    • Police Registration Certificate
    • Passport
    • Visa/BRP/Home Office Decision Letter showing requirement to register with Police
    You must bring the following – 
    • Police Registration Certificate
    • Passport
    • Visa/BRP/Home Office Decision Letter showing requirement to register with Police
    If you have already registered with the Police in another force area and have now moved to this area, you must update your Police Registration Certificate with this information.

    You must bring the following – 

    • Police Registration Certificate
    • Passport
    • Proof of address e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
    • Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
    • Visa/BRP/Home Office Decision Letter showing requirement to register with Police