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Police Registration

Police Registration

If you are studying for more than 6 months and are from one of the countries listed below, you are required to register with the police within 7 days of arrival in the UK as a condition of your visa. You should aim to do this as soon as practically possible.

Afghanistan Algeria Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain
Belarus Bolivia Brazil China Colombia 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 United Arab Emirates Ukraine Uzbekistan Yemen

The police registration condition will be noted on your 90 day entry clearance vignette (visa sticker), or on your Home Office decision letter or email.  It is important that you arrange to register as soon as possible.  It is an offence not to register and failure to register could have future immigration implications.

If your visa does not mention police registration and you are on the list of nationals who should expect to register, please contact us and we can advise you further. 

From 28 June onwards

Students and accompanying family members now need to complete an online form and attend an in person appointment at the police station to complete Police Registration 

  1. Log onto D&C Overseas Registration
  2. New users will need to create an account (or log into an account if you already have one and are updating your Police Registration Certificate)
  3. You must validate your account within one hour for which you will receive an email.
  4. You cannot save your application and come back to it later, so make sure you have all the information you need including:
    contact details
    UK address and postcode
    family memeber's details if sponsor
    passport and visa
    study or employment details
  5. Complete the form and upload a UK passport sized photograph (any other size will be rejected).
  6. If you are applying for your first Police Registration Certificate, complete payment (£34) made via debit or credit card. 
  7. Choose the earliest available appointment. 

What if I’m already registered with another police force?

If you have already registered in a different police force area, you will need to ‘transfer’ to Devon & Cornwall policing area. Please go to the on-line registration and appointment site and select TRANSFER.

There is no fee to pay, as they will update your existing police certificate.

If you go to live in another area in the UK, you must contact the police there or use their website to obtain details on how to register.

Police Stations

Exeter Police station, EX2 7RY, at Middlemoor (Devon based students) and Camborne Police Enquiry Office (Cornwall based students) are open for registrations and updates. You must follow Covid secure arrangements such as wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing. 

Directions to Exeter Police Station

Exeter Police station is open 08.00-18.00 Monday - Saturday. You do not have to have an appointment but please ensure you have ALL documents, photocopies and correct fee in cash before travelling. 

Travelling by bus from Streatham Campus: Bus 55 from campus to bus station, change to bus 9A to Middlemoor. 
Travelling by bus from St Lukes: Bus 9A to Middlemoor from central bus station.
Travelling by train from Exeter: Exeter St Davids towards Exmouth (check train stops at Digby & Sowton). Exit Digby & Sowton and 7 minute walk to Police Station EX2 7RY.
You can check live travel updates here. 

Document
Passport(s)
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
Home Office visa approval letter or email showing requirement to register (if BRP applied for in the UK)
Proof of address (This could be a university letter confirming your university accommodation)*
University letter confirming student status*
£34 cash (exact change only)
Police Registration Certificate (PRC) if you already hold one

*How to get a letter confirming your student status and university accommodation 

  • Log on to the iExeter student portal, click the Student Record tab and click the Student Record System link.
  • Click 'Generate Self Service Letters'.
  • Choose 'To Whom It May Concern' letter, click 'Next' and enter any additional details (if applicable).
  • Preview your letter. Click 'Yes, these details are correct'. You can then choose to download your PDF or have your letter emailed to you.
  • If your letter details are incorrect, click 'No, these details are incorrect' to contact SID. Any issues contact SID on 0300 555 0444

What if I'm already registered with another police force? 

If you have already registered in a different police force area, you will need to 'transfer' to Devon & Cornwall policing area. Please go to the on-line registration and appointment site and select TRANSFER. 

There is no fee to pay. 

If you go to live in another area in the UK, you must contact the police there or use their website to obtain details on how to register. 

 

If you have previously registered with Devon and Cornwall and have either lost, damaged or had your registration certificate stolen, you must make an appointment to get a replacement.

You will be asked to explain how the loss, theft or damage occurred during your appointment and will be charged £34 for a new certificate.

To request a replacement registration certificate, go to the on-line registration and appointment site to make an appointment with us.

 

You must update the police and your police registration certificate if you:

  • move house
  • extend your visa
  • change your name
  • renew your passport
  1. Download the ‘Report of Change in Circumstances of Foreign National’ (Form no.66)
  2. Complete the Report of Change in Circumstances of Foreign National (Form no. 66) in English language. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM IN BLOCK LETTERS and black pen. 
  3. Take your completed form and your Police Registration Certificate (PRC), passport (plus photocopy if updated) and BRP (plus photocopy of both sides), to one of the Police Stations or to your on campus Police Registration appointment.
  4. The Station Enquiry Officer will endorse your PRC with the changes and return it to you while you are in the Police Station.