Police Registration

Do I have to register?
Some students on a Tier 4 General Student Visa will be required, to register with the Police, as an overseas visitor, as a condition of their visa. Failing to register with the Police, when required to, is a criminal offence and you may be reported to the Home Office for failure to comply with the conditions of your visa to enter/remain in the United Kingdom.
Nationalities of the following countries or territories are required to register with the police if studying on a course for more than six months:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, 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.

If you hold dual nationality with one of these countries and a country that's not on the list, then you do not have to register with the police.

You may also have to register with the police if you're over 16, stateless or if you hold a non-national travel document.

If you have to register with the Police, this will be noted on either of the following:

  • Your Entry Clearance visa (in your passport)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card)
  • Home Office Letter (your decision letter OR the letter accompanying your BRP)/email from Home Office.
How much will it cost?

When you register for the first time you will need to pay £34 per person. You will not need to pay anything, if you are updating your Police Registration Certificate, for example, due to change of address.

How do I register and what documents will I need to show?

1. You must register with the Police, within seven days of arriving in the UK, or if collecting your BRP after arriving in the UK. This will ensure you are abiding by the conditions of your visa.

However, during the period from September to early December ONLY, as the Nationality Office are very busy, you are permitted to register with Police, anytime during this period & not restricted to the seven day rule.

Outside of this time period, you will have to complete or update your Police Registration, within seven days, please find details on how to do this; the contact details and address below.

2. Book an appointment: This can now be done via accessing the new online booking system,  here

You will need to:

- create an account (one per person),

- activate the account (must be done within 1 hour).

- Log in to your account, upload a recent passport size photo (on white background), complete the form, pay £34.00 (new or lost registrations only)

- You must also upload all relevant documents to your Police (OVRO) online account, before you attend your appointment.

- Book appointment - usually 3 days after payment made. There are two appointment diaries available, please use the drop down function to check and select for an available appointment.

3. Prepare all the required documents and take them to your appointment. You can arrive no more than 10 minutes earlier to your appointment, as there is limited space.

For further details on the documents you must submit, if you are registering for the first time, changing your details or are new to the area, please view our leaflet (PDF).

Nationality Office Contact details:

They are open: 08:15 - 15:30, Monday to Friday.

Overseas Visitors Record Office (OVRO)

Nationality Department

Mansfield House Police Station

74 Belgrave Gate



T: 0116 248 4339/4363/4618

E: nationality@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Please note that the Nationality Office will be closed on the following dates:


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