Information on Registering with Police

From the 1st August 2022, the requirement for some students had to register with the Police has been removed. This means that students do not need to register after arriving in the UK, and students who are already here in the UK do not need to update any existing Police Registration Certificate.

We have provided answers to some of your frequently asked questions below:

What will happen to those who have already registered / What do I do if I have already registered? 

The requirement will fall away for those who have already registered; any changes, including address, should be communicated directly by completing a UKVI change of circumstance form 

Should I keep my Police Registration Certificate?

You don’t need to keep your old certificate. You will not be required to submit the certificate in any future visa application nor present it to a Police officer or an immigration officer. If you apply to extend your visa in the UK, you will not need to show evidence of any past registration using that the certificate. 

If I have already registered, am I still required to notify the police of any changes?

No. The Police Registration Scheme has now come to an end and it is no longer possible to update any certificate that you already hold. However, any change of address or personal details should be reported directly to the UKVI using a UKVI change of circumstance form