Information on Registering with Police

If you or your dependants come from one of the countries in the table below, are over 16 and are here for more than 6 months, then you will have been notified that you must register with the police within 7 days of arriving in the UK*. This notification may have been in the form of a letter issued with your visa decision letter or you may find that your visa vignette (sticker in your passport) or Biometric Residence Permit states 'Police Registration Required'.

 

Afghanistan

Iran

Peru

Algeria

Iraq

Qatar

Argentina

Israel

Russia

Armenia

Jordan

Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan

Sudan

Bahrain

Kyrgyzstan

Syria

Belarus

Kuwait

Tajikistan

Bolivia

Lebanon

Tunisia

Brazil

Libya

Turkey

China

Moldova

Turkmenistan

Colombia

Morocco

United Arab Emirates

Cuba

North Korea

Ukraine

Egypt

Oman

Uzbekistan

Georgia

Palestine

Yemen

 

Please do not worry if you have gone over the 7 days, as long as you are arranging to undertake your Police Registration as soon as you are able, a few extra days or weeks should be fine. However, it is a legal requirement and you may need to present your Registration Certificate as part of future visa applications.

You will need to pay for your initial certificate but it is possible to update this original certificate later if you need to for any of the following reasons:

  • You change your address
  • You change your University/course
  • You change your visa
  • You change your name
  • You get married
  • You change your passport details

You should also notify the Police of these changes within 7 days.

You will also need to replace your Police Registration certificate within 7 day if it is lost/stolen or damaged beyond recognition.

The University liaises with South Wales Police regarding Swansea University students' Police Registration. Please can you contact MyUniHub so that they can inform you of the current process and assist you in booking an appointment if possible.