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Police Registration 2020/2021

If you're entering the UK for more than 6 months, and you are a national of one of the following countries, it is very likely that you must register with the police:

Afghanistan Algeria Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan
Bahrain Belarus Bolivia Brazil China
Columbia 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 UAE Ukraine
Uzbekistan Yemen

Your UK Entry Clearance visa, Biometric Residence Permit or your decision letter from the British Embassy will clearly state if you're required to register or not.

Failure to comply with a requirement to register with police could lead to a fine of up to £5000 and/or 6 months in prison. Late registration could also affect any future visa applications you make.  Due to the current pandemic there is a backlog for applications, under normal circumstances you must register and complete any updates within 7 days, but this rule has been relaxed, as long as you have made contact with us to arrange registration, there will be no penalties incurred by late registrations.

  • UK Entry Clearance visa - if it includes 'Pol Reg', Police Registration' or similar, you must register within 7 days
  • British Embassy decision letter - if your letter states 'You are required to register with police', 'You and any dependents aged 16 or over must now register with police', (or something similar, wording may vary), you must register within 7 days.

First time Police Registration

Once you have collected your BRP and checked that you definitely need to register with the police, please email  ovro@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk, including your full name, date of birth, UK address, nationality and a contact telephone number and one of our dedicated team will book an appointment for you and send all the relevant information and forms needed.

Please do not send repeated emails as this will slow down the system for all applicants. You will receive an automatic reply confirming that we have your details and will reply to you in due course.

We can ONLY register people who live in Nottinghamshire (or students living on the University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonnington Campus)

Updating an existing Police Registration Certificate

If you have registered with the police before and still have your Police Registration Certificate, you must update your certificate within 7 days for any of the following changes:

  • Change of address
  • New Visa/BRP
  • New Passport
  • Marriage
  • Birth of children
  • Travel outside the UK for more than 8 weeks (with intention to return)

Updates are free of charge. Please email ovro@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk for an appointment.

For advice or information regarding Police Registrations in Nottinghamshire please email OVRO@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk if you would like a call to discuss your query please include a telephone number and one of our dedicated team will call you back.

Further information

If you lose your certificate – It is your responsibility to report this to the Police immediately. DO NOT send your passport to the Home Office before you have paid for and collected your replacement certificate from the Police Station as this could result in serious delays which may affect your application.

If you leave the UK on a temporary basis (i.e. to travel home during mid-term) please have your Certificate of Registration with you when passing through Immigration Control.

For advice or information regarding Police Registrations in Nottinghamshire please email OVRO@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk if you would like a call to discuss your query please include a telephone number and one of our dedicated team will call you back.