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Do I need to register with the Police?

If you are from one of the following countries you will need to register with the Police within 7 days of your arrival in the UK:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Bolivia
Brazil
China
Columbia
Cuba
Egypt
Georgia

Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Moldova
Morocco
North Korea
Oman
Palestine

Peru
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
U.A.E
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Yemen

If you need to register with the Police it will state this on the visa page of your passport.

The immigration rules state that a condition of your entry and stay in the UK is this registration process, so it is essential that you do so as soon as possible.

If your husband, wife or child entered the UK as your dependant, they will also have to register with the police within 7 days of their arrival in the UK.

This is the 1st time that I have registered with the Police - what documents should I bring with me?

To register with the police 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.

Also see:

- How do I register with the Police?

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