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Police Registration

Some overseas visitors over 16 years of age are required to register with the police in the area they will be living.

Citizens of the following countries who are admitted to the UK may be required to register with the police:

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil
  • China, Colombia, 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
  • United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Yemen

You may also need to register if you're stateless or you hold a non-national travel document.

Entry clearance officers and immigration officers can, in certain circumstances, impose the requirements to register on nationals of countries not listed above.

The requirement to register is stated on one or more of the following documents:

Your entry clearance visa i.e. the yellow and brown coloured visa in your passport,

Example Visa

Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card,

Example BRP Card

And the Home Office decision letter that approved your visa application.

The document(s) will state: "Police Registration within 7 days of arrival" / "Register at once with the Police" / "Pol Registration" / "Pol Reg" or similar wording.

You must register within 7 days of arriving in the UK or within 7 days of getting your biometric residence permit (BRP).

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