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Overseas visitors registration

If you are visiting the UK and have a visa for 6 months or more you may need to register with the police. Your UK entry visa and/or Home Office letter will state if this is required.

If you have any questions about registering with the police you can contact us at

  • Registering for the first time

    If you need to register with the police for the first time you will need to complete an online application form within 7 days of your arrival in the UK or, if you are waiting for your Biometric Residence Permit, within 17 days of arrival in the UK. You will then need to attend your nearest police station to collect your Police Registration Certificate.

  • Updating your information

    You will need to inform the police within 7 days if any of your circumstances change.