If you need to register, this requirement will be shown on your visa, passport, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or Home Office letter.
Failure to register with the relevant police force when required to do so risks a fine of £5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.
You will need to register with the police if:
Foreign Nationals from the countries listed above will be issued with a new 30-day short term entry vignette visa. This visa will state whether you are required to register with the police and allows entry into the UK.
When issued with your visa, the Home Office will write to you to confirm. It will also show the start and expiry date of your visa.
You will need to take this letter and your passport to collect your biometric resident permit visa from a designated post office close to where you are living.
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You will need to bring the following with you:
You will not be registered or have your records/ Police Registration Certificate (PRC) updated if you do not provide all of the above documentation.
Your passport, Biometric card or documentation supplied by the UK Border Agency or Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate (HOIND) will be endorsed with the Police Registration Certificate number and date stamped.
Once you have received your Police Registration Certificate (PRC) you are advised not to carry this with you but to keep it in a safe place. If you are asked to produce the PRC, you will be given 48 hours in which to do so at any police station.
You can attend any of the following police stations to register
Please note that if there are 4 or more of you attending the station to register at one time, one of you will need to call the station in advance to book an appointment.
To book, please call 101 and ask to be put through to the enquiry office at required station.
If you are already registered with us, any of the following changes must be reported to one of the above police stations within 7 days:
When reporting any of these changes, you should bring your passport, visa/identity card and your Police Registration Certificate.
For any further enquiries or for assistance with completing the application form, please contact the Police Registration Unit at:
2-10 Kings Parade Mews, Clifton ,Bristol, BS8 2RE
Call: 01278 645594
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 12:45pm and 2pm - 3.15pm, Friday, 8.30am -midday