You may need to attend appointments at an immigration reporting centre if you do not have permission to stay in the UK.
You must only go to a reporting centre if you have an appointment.
Attend your appointment as usual unless you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact your local reporting centre if you cannot go.
Getting an appointment
Because of coronavirus, it might take longer than usual to get a new reporting appointment. You’ll get a text message, email or letter when you have a new appointment.
Travelling to your appointment
If you’re travelling to your appointment on public transport, follow the guidance about travelling safely.
Wearing a face covering
You should wear a face covering unless it’s not safe for you to wear one. For example, because you have a respiratory condition or wearing one would cause you difficulties.
You may be asked to remove it briefly if you need to prove your identity.
The rules for wearing a face covering are different in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Read the face coverings guidance to find out which rules apply to you.
What happens at your appointment
Do not attend your appointment if you’re self-isolating because of COVID-19 - contact your local reporting centre.
If possible, attend your appointment alone.
Arrive at your appointment time. You will not be able to enter the building if you arrive early.
You will be asked questions at the door about your health in relation to coronavirus.
You must follow the centre’s social distancing measures.
What you need to bring to your appointment
You need to bring:
- your immigration reporting paperwork, such as your Bail 201
- your mobile phone to show security your SMS message at the door
Only carry essential items when you go to your appointment - this will help avoid delays at security.
If you’re bringing a child under 18 to your appointment
You must be able to prove that either:
- you are the child’s parent
- you have got permission from the child’s parent to travel to the centre with the child
You can prove this with evidence such as:
- a copy of the child’s birth or adoption certificate - if you have a different surname, you’ll also need to bring a copy of a divorce or marriage certificate
- a letter from one of the child’s parents to say you have permission to travel with their child - it must include the parent’s contact details
Contact the reporting centre by telephone or email if either:
- you’re unable to attend your appointment
- you need to update your details
Make sure any email includes your:
- date of birth
- Home Office reference
- mobile phone number
If you were sent a text message by mistake
Email the Home Office and tell them your reference number (if you have one), name and phone number.
There are 13 reporting centres in the UK.
Becket House reporting centre is now closed. If you were reporting there and have a query about your appointment or paperwork, use the contact details for south London instead.
40 Wellesley Road
581 Staines Road
10 South Street
41 Homer Road
South Yorkshire Reporting Centre
Vulcan House - Steel
North East & Cumbria
Middlesbrough Reporting Centre
Royal Middlehaven House
21 Gosford Street
South Langworthy Road
The Capital Building
6 Union Street
East of England police station reporting
South West England police station reporting
Festival Court 2
200 Brand Street
Scotland police station reporting
31-33 Newport Road
E Block DVLA
Heol Pentre Felin