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Police registration

Police registration

You may have to register with the police as a condition of your visa. The requirement to register will usually be on your visa or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

Your BRP will generally say that you must "register with the police within seven days". In some cases, for example, if you have applied for a visa extension within the UK, it may say this in an accompanying letter.

You must also keep your Police Registration Certificate up to date by letting the police know of any relevant changes such as:

  • New/extended visa
  • New BRP card
  • Change of programme of study
  • Change of place of study
  • Change of address
  • Change of name
  • New passport
  • Getting married or divorced

Police registration is usually required for students from the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Georgia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirgizstan
  • Kuwait
  • 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

Police registration dates for new students:

23rd November

If it is your first time registering with the police and you live on campus or in Surrey you can make an appointment by emailing InternationalAdvice@rhul.ac.uk.

Please note that if there are low numbers we may have to cancel police registration at short notice but we will let you know if this happens.

Print and fill out this form and bring the following to your appointment:

  • Valid passport and BRP card
  • Two passport-sized photographs of yourself (these can be obtained in Egham town centre e.g. Post Office)
  • College card
  • A fee of £34 cash
  • Proof of your UK address - your accommodation contract, a bill or bank statement.

If you live in London you will need to register at the Overseas Visitors Records Office.

If you need to update your police registration certificate, please email us and you will be placed on a waiting list to see if there are any slots available on the 23rd November. If you need to make updates before this please go to Staines Police Station. Please do not go in large groups.

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