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How do I register with the police?

Police Registration Service at Cardiff University

We have made it easier for you to make your police registration appointment by arranging for the police to come to the University campus on the following days:

Dates: The following Mondays and Wednesdays in January, including Monday 6, Wednesday 8, Monday 13, Wednesday 15, Monday 20, Wednesday 23, Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 January
Time: 09.30 – 14.50
Venue: Deri House, 2 – 4 Park Grove (map ref. 60)

How do I make an appointment to register with the police?

You can make an appointment on our online booking service at:

If you miss all the appointments in January, the police officer will also be providing a registration service on Wednesdays 9.30 – 14.50 throughout February and March. You can book your appointment on the online booking system above.

What documents do I need to prepare and bring with me?

To register with the police for the first time you will need:

  • your passport
  • two passport-sized photographs
  • proof that you are a student; your Student ID card
  • registration fee of £34 (if you are a student sponsored by the British Council you will have this fee-refunded)
  • a completed police registration questionnaire, provided for you by Cardiff University, see below:
  • Police Registration Questionnaire
  • Police registration Questionnaire Guidance Notes

Please come to your appointment with all the above items. If you don’t have all the documents the police cannot issue a Registration certificate.

How long will it take to register with the Police?

Normally appointments only take 20 minutes. Though this depends on the number of questions the police need to ask you and if you’ve completed the questionnaire correctly.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time, so you should not have to wait too long.

Want priority? Make an appointment!

People with appointments are given priority over those who do not have appointments. So if you turn up at the International Office without an appointment, you will have to wait. Please be patient, staff will try their very best to try to get you seen by the Police that same day.

Why is it important to register with the Police?

Your police appointment is a very important and is a priority for you when you first arrive. In fact it is more important than attending any University classes or activities. This is because it is a legal immigration requirement of your entry into the UK. If you fail to register with the police you could be prosecuted and there will be a note put on your immigration record. This will negatively affect any future visa applications you may make to extend your stay in the UK.