Do I need a UK visa?
If you are outside the UK you may need a visa before you travel. Please see the Immigration for non EU/EEA nationals guidance for more details (this is located in the Current Staff site).
Do I need to register with the police?
Nationals of certain countries are required to register with the police during their stay in the UK. The entry clearance stamp will state if registration is necessary. If you are required you must do so within 7 days of your arrival in the UK. Nationals from the following countries must register at the nearest police station specified as a registration office:
or any holders of stateless documents.
To register you will need to take the following to the appropriate police station:
- Completed application form 'Report of Initial Registration of Foreign National’
- Your passport
- Your biometric card (where applicable)
- Your contract letter
- 1 passport size photograph
- £34 pounds in cash to cover the administration fee
Which police station should I go to?
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary,
Heavitree Road (opposite the St Luke’s Campus)
Their office is open Monday to Friday from 0830 - 1800.
Falmouth Police Station
Their office is open 7 days per week from 0800 - 1800 (closed 1400 - 1500)
74-75 Lemon Street
Their office is open Tuesday-Friday 0900-180 (closed 1400-1500) and Saturday (0900-1400)
For a complete list of police stations in Devon and Cornwall that are part of the Police National Registration Scheme click here.
You will be able to collect your passport and new Police Certificate about 14 days later.
Change of circumstances
As a condition to remain in the United Kingdom you are also required to inform the Police of any change to your circumstances. This includes:
- ALL changes of address (unless temporary) – This MUST be done within seven days of the move
- If your leave to remain in the UK is extended
- If you get married whilst in the UK
How to register changes
- You must complete the Report of Change in Circumstances (form no. 66). Complete in BLOCK CAPITALS
- Take form no 66 with your PRC to one of the registered Police Stations
They will amend your form there and then.
For further information about lost Police Registration Certificates (PRC) and what to do when leaving the country please visit the Police National Registration Scheme page on the Devon and Cornwall Police website.
If you need to obtain immigration advice, the Law Society database can help you search for immigration advice around the world.