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Overseas Visitors

If you are visiting the UK then you may need to register with the police. Check your visa from the British Embassy to confirm this.

You could be fined £5,000 and jailed for six months if you do not register in accordance with your visa requirements.

Late registration could affect any future visa applications.

The registration form will be unavailable all day on Thursday 2 August 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please plan any registrations you wish to make accordingly.

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New registrations

If your visa and/or attaching letter stipulates that you are required to register with the police then this must be done within seven days.

You must register with the police if:

  • You are from one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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

And any of these conditions applies to you:

  • the short term visa in your passport, BRP or letter accompanying the BRP states conditions such as ‘Police Registration’ or ‘Register with Police in 7 days of UK entry’
  • you have applied for further leave to remain within the UK and you have been told in your confirmation letter from the Home Office that you need to register with the police

You must be 16 years old to register.

You will need to complete a form online and book an appointment to attend your nearest police station

On attending your appointment you must bring the following, and you will be issued with a Police Registration Certificate:

  • Passport
  • £34 cash
  • Offer letter from university / employment contract
  • Proof of address in North Yorkshire
  • Visa / Biometric Residence Permit / letter attached to visa

Transferring to North Yorkshire from another force area

If you have already registered with the police in another force area and have now moved to the North Yorkshire area, your Police Registration Certificate must be updated.

You will need to complete a ​form online and book an appointment to attend your nearest police station. You must bring the following to your appointment:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport
  • Proof of address in North Yorkshire
  • Offer letter from university / employment contract
  • Visa / Biometric Residence Permit / letter attached to visa

Change of details

If you change any of the below details whilst in the North Yorkshire Police area, you will need to complete a ​form online and book an appointment to attend your nearest police station. You must bring the following to your appointment:

  • Any change of address
    • Bring proof of your new address
    • Bring Police Registration Certificate, BRP/Visa & Paspport
  • Any change of college/university/course
    • Bring proof of your new course
    • Bring Police Registration Certificate, BRP/Visa & Paspport
  • Any change of occupation
    • Bring proof of your employment
    • Bring Police Registration Certificate, BRP/Visa & Paspport
  • Any change in marital status/name
    • Bring your marriage certificate/name change information
    • Bring Police Registration Certificate, BRP/Visa & Paspport
  • Any extension of visa/leave to remain in the UK granted by the Home Office, Immigration Officer or at a Port or a British Consulate
    • Bring your new visa / BRP
    • Bring Police Registration Certificate & Paspport
  • Any new passport details
    • Bring your new passport
    • Bring Police Registration Certificate & BRP/Visa

Request a new certificate

If you have lost your Police Registration Certificate, or it has been stolen, you will be required to apply for a replacement.

Please note your Police Registration Certificate is a legal document, and if lost or stolen, you are asked about the circumstances by the police. Only apply once all methods of finding the certificate have been exhausted.

You must pay £34 for a replacement. You will need to complete a ​form online and book an appointment to attend your nearest police station.


Registration instructions

  1.  You will need the following information / documentation before you start the registration process as the form cannot be saved until complete:
    • Personal details
    • Contact details
    • Family members’ details (if required)
    • Passport details
    • Visa / travel details
    • Study / employment details
    • Ability to upload a passport-style photograph
  2. When you click the link, you will be asked to create an account or log in. If you have never registered before, you will need to create an account using a valid email address.
  3. You will then receive a verification email which will last one hour. You will need to click the link in this to activate your account. (You can request that the link is resent if your one hour elapses).
  4. Once complete, you can log in and select the type of form you would like to submit (options as above).
  5. You will then need to complete each section of the form including uploading a photograph (you must complete this within 20 minutes). Click Submit. Any missing information will be highlighted.
  6. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and will then be able to book an appointment.
  7. Select your nearest police station and search for the next ‘Available’ appointment. (Do not worry if this is after your seven-day limit – once the form has been completed, you have complied with your visa requirement).
  8. Once you have selected the appointment time, you will receive a confirmation email with appointment location and time.
  9. Please ensure that you attend ten minutes prior to your appointment time. If you are late in attending your appointment we will be unable to deal with your registration.

Please click on the following link to commence the police registration process:​

Overseas Visitors Registration