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Police Registration

As an international student studying at Northumbria, there are some things you need to do to ensure your stay in the UK runs smoothly.  Some international students are required to register with the Police* and, if you do not do so, this could affect your right to stay in the UK. 

To find out if you need to register with the Police, please click on the links below to see if your country is listed:

If you are from one of the countries listed then you are required to register with the police and you MUST complete the online application within seven days of arriving in the UK or if you are required to collect a BRP card please submit your application AFTER collecting your BRP card.

Please note: although Hong Kong, Macau and South Sudan do not appear in Appendix 2 of the Immigration Rules you are still required to register with Northumbria Police if you are a national from one of these countries and the endorsement may still appear on your Entry Clearance vignette or on your BRP/accompanying letter.

For more information, see our Registering with the Police leaflet.

Please click here to submit the online application and read the instructions carefully.

It is a mandatory legal requirement for you to register/report with the police and if you do not comply with these Immigration Regulations it could result in the curtailment of your student visa and you could be fined up to £5,000.

It is mandatory that you keep your Police Registration Certificate up-to-date. If you have registered with the police before and any of the following have changed since you registered then you MUST also report these changes to the police.  

  • Change address – even room or apartment number
  • Change your course or university
  • Change your marital status
  • Change your passport
  • Change your visa – get a new UK entry visa or a new BRP card as you will be provided with a new reference number.

To arrange an appointment if you are already registered with the police in Newcastle, please email ovro@northumria.pnn.police.uk for an appointment.

Our Welfare, Immigration and Funding Advisers are here to help and to answer any questions you may have.  If you have any concerns or require more information, please see our web page for more contact details.

* Note:  Police registration is for Tiers 1, 2, 4 &  5 and dependants over 16 years and Academic Visitors, Short Term Student (for courses longer than 6 months), Student Visitor English Language and Turkish Treaty – self employed/employed.


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