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UK visas

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). You can also use the online tool on Gov.uk website to check if you need a UK visa

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:

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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
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Oman Palestine
Peru
Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
UAE
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Yemen

or any holders of stateless documents.

Full details of Police Registration can be found on the Gov.uk website

To register you will need to take the following to the appropriate police station:

Which police station should I go to?

In Exeter:

You should go directly to the Exeter Police Station to register and to collect your registration certificate.

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Heavitree Road (opposite the St Luke’s Campus), Exeter.
Their office is open Monday to Friday from 0830 - 1800.

In Falmouth:

You should go directly to Truro Police Public Inquiry Office, based at Pydar House. The office is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, but is closed between 1pm and 2pm for lunch.

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

Immigration advice

If you need to obtain immigration advice, the Law Society database can help you search for immigration advice around the world.