Police registration

Certain international students are required to register with the police within seven days of arrival in the UK as a condition of their visa. This is likely to apply to you if you are on a course of longer than six months duration and are a national of one of the following countries:

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Afghanistan
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Bolivia
Brazil
China
Colombia
Cuba
Egypt
Georgia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Moldova
Morocco
North Korea
Oman
Palestine
Peru
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
UAE
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Yemen

Students who fall into this category must, in addition to registering with the police upon arrival in the UK, inform the police if any of their personal details change. This includes updating them of any changes of your address in Nottingham, and every time you get a new visa or passport.

If you are required to register with the police and you fail to do so or fail to provide the required updates, this is a breach of your visa conditions. This can lead to problems when travelling back to the UK or when making future visa applications. UKVI can also decide to curtail (shorten) your visa if they become aware that you have not complied with this requirement and are in breach of your visa conditions. It is therefore very important that you ensure that you register with the police if you are required to do so and that you keep your registration certificate up to date.


During term time, a representative from the Police will be available from the Student Services Centre, Newton building. Students who need to register with the police or update their existing police registration certificate (with a new address or new visa for example) will need to visit the Student Services Centre reception in the Newton building to book an appointment with the Police. You must ensure you book your appointment within 7 days of arrival in the UK, or within 7 days of the change of address/visa/passport. Appointments will be held in the Student Service Centre, in the Newton building.

More information about Police registration, including advice on how and where to register, can be found in our guidance note Registering with the Police PDF icon .