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Police Registration

Students who meet the criteria below are legally required to register with the Police as part of their visa condition:


If the above criteria applies to you, then you should see the police registration requirement listed on:
  • Your UKVI Decision Letter/Email that confirmed your grant of visa - there should be a clear paragraph stating that you are required to register with the police, or,
  • Your 30-day Travel Visa (if you applied for your visa from outside of the UK) - you will see 'pol registration' printed on your visa if it is a requirement for you.

If this requirement does not appear on either your Decision Letter/Email, or your 30 Day Temporary Travel Vignette, but you meet all 4 criteria listed above, then it is more than likely that the caseworker has made an error.

There is no obligation for you to correct the error and this will not affect your subsequent visa applications.

However, if you wish to, you can add the 'police registration' condition back to your visa by contacting the UKVI using the following email:

EntryClearance.Errors@fco.gov.uk

The UKVI will then email you a letter confirming police registration has been added to your visa condition, and you can then bring the letter to your police registration appointment.


You must register with the appropriate police force within 7 days of:
  • Arriving in the UK if you applied for a visa from outside the UK
  • Getting your biometric residence permit if you applied within the UK
Falure to do so can constitue a breach of your visa conditions and could lead to your visa being curtailed.
Therefore, fulfilling this requirement must take precedence over any other non-immigration requirements including lectures.

If Police Registration is a visa condition for you, you must register with the Regional Police Force that holds jurisdiction at the address you are living within 7 days as stated above.

Please click on the following link and enter your UK address post code to find your Police Force:

https://www.police.uk/search/?next=policing%3Aforce%3Apcc%3Aindex

UK Police Forces administer the registration process in various ways, and therefore, you should always contact the relavent police force for guidance.


Due to the location of the University of Warwick, we will list the process for West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police below.

You will have been deemed to have met the 7 day condition with West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police, as long as you have booked the appointment within 7 days AND then attend the subsequent appointment whenever that is.


STEP 1 - Create an Account or Login:

Click on the relevant force's Overseas Visitor Registration link below and create an account if you have never registered before, or, login if you already have an account:

West Midlands Police:

https://west-midlands.overseasregistrations.uk/

Warwickshire Police:

https://warwickshireandwestmercia.overseasregistrations.uk/

Setting Up An account Step By Step Guidance


STEP 2 - Book an appointment:

You must book the 1st available appointment, regardless of when it is.

Book a New Registration Appointment Step By Step Guidance


STEP 3 - Attend the appointment, whenever it is:

You will need to take the following items with you:

New Registrations, or, if youhave lost your Police Registration Certificate:

        • Two passport-sized photographs of yourself
        • The registration fee of £34 - Warwickshire off campus appointments accept cash only/West Midlands accept card payments only (not China Union Visa nor American Express).
        • Your proof of Police Registration condition – this will be your UKVI Decision Letter/Email or your 30-day Temporary Travel Vignette.
        • Your Current Passport
        • Your Visa/BRP – not your 30-day Temporary Travel Vignette.
        • Your proof of address – this must be from an ‘Official Body’ such as a Higher Education Institution, and therefore a tenancy agreement is not acceptable – Your Certificate of Status will be acceptable as long as you have kept your details up to date.

STEP 4 - Updating an Existing Registration:

Once you receive your Police Registration Certificate, you must keep it up to date at all times.

Failure to do so is a breach of your visa conditions.

Folow STEPS 1 to 2 as above.

Attend the subsequent appointment, and take the following items with you, depending on what needs updating.

      • Change of Address:
        • Your existing Police Registration Certificate
        • New Certificate of Status – please ensure you have updated your Student Record with the new address.
      • Change of Passport:
        • Your existing Police Registration Certificate
        • New Passport.
      • Change of Visa/BRP:
        • Your existing Police Registration Certificate
        • Your new Visa/BRP

If you have lost your Police Registration Certificate, you will need to povide the documents and payment as stated in STEP 3 above.


STEP 5 - Leaving the UK:

If you are leaving the United Kingdom for less than 3 months you do not need to do anything.

If you are leaving the UK for longer than this, then you are legally required to notify the Police Force that you have last registered with.

Please ensure that you provide your leaving date and travel details.


FAQs


I cannot find an appointment on the Police Registration site, what do I do?

West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police release appointments in blocks, so please check back daily.

If you have no success and you are about to hit the 7th day, please contact the relevant police force via their email - see below.

Ensure you advise them of the steps you have taken.

West Midlands Police:

ct_ovro@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Warwickshire Police:

foreignnationals@warwickshireandwestmercia.pnn.police.uk

Other Police Forces:

Please visit their website and use their prefered contact method.


I have not received my BRP yet and my Police Appointment is Due, what do I do?

In this instance, you should log back in to the Police Registration website and reshedule your appointment to another day - see step by step guide.

Reschedule An Appointment Step By Step Guide

You should also contact the University of Warwick Immigration Service to notify us that you have not received your BRP so we can make enquires with the UKVI with regards to your BRP.

UOW: Immigration Service Contact Form:

https://warwick.ac.uk/ImmservContact


I have booked my Police Registration Appointment, but due to a change in my immigration status, I need to update my Police Registration Certificate urgently for a new visa application. What should I do?

Please contact the relevant Police Force to advise them of this circumstance via email.

They will then either re-arrange, or email you back to advise they are unable to grant an earlier appointment.

You can then add this email to your visa application, with a covering letter, to advise that you have not been able to register due to the Police Force not having sufficent availability.

West Midlands Police:

ct_ovro@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Warwickshire Police:

foreignnationals@warwickshireandwestmercia.pnn.police.uk

Other Police Forces:

Please contact them directly.


I have tried all of the above and would like further assistance, what should I do?

If you have tried to book an appoitment with West Midlands Police or Warwickshire Police, and there are no appointments available, or, you have not received a response within 5 working days, please click on the following link and submit a contact form query:

UOW: Immigration Service Contact Form:

https://warwick.ac.uk/ImmservContact