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If you are from one of the following countries you will need to register with the Police within 7 days of your arrival in the UK:
If you need to register with the Police it will state this on the entry clearance vignette (visa) or as a remark on the biometric residence permit (BRP), or since 24 April, it may be confirmed solely on the Home Office decision letter. If your vignette does not state that you need to register with the Police, but you are from one of the above countries, please do speak to a member of the International Office.
The immigration rules state that a condition of your entry and stay in the UK is this registration process, so it is essential that you do so as soon as possible.
If your husband, wife or child entered the UK as your dependant, they will also have to register with the police within 7 days of their arrival in the UK.
You must book an appointment to register with the Police or update your Police Registration Certificate. Appointments are available as follows:
Dates: Every WednesdayVenue: International Student Support (3rd Floor, Students Union Building)
You must book an appointment in advance by using the on-line booking system.
More information about how to book an appointment, the documents you should bring and if you need to register can be found on our Student Support pages.
If you are registering with the police for the first time you will need to bring:
Please come to your appointment with all the above items. If you don’t have all the documents the police cannot issue a Registration certificate.
If you have previously studied in the UK and already have a Police Registration Certificate you will need to renew your police registration certificate in Cardiff if you have any of the following changes to your circumstances (see table below).
You will need to take your passport and the original Police Registration Certificate with you to your Police appointment:
You will need to re-register with the Police as if you were a new student arriving in the UK for the first time. For more information please see: How do I register with the Police
Renewal of a certificate is free. There will be a £34 charge if you have lost and need to replace your police registration certificate.
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Pre-departure Guide for International Students 2015
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