UK visas and registering with the police

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How to register

Take your documents and information to the police station for your area.

It costs £34 to register. Pay at the police station.

Documents and information you need

You need to take:

  • 2 recent passport size colour photographs
  • your passport
  • your visa ‘vignette’ (sticker in your passport), if you applied outside the UK
  • the letter you got from the Home Office when your application was approved, if you applied inside the UK
  • your biometric residence permit, if you have one

The police station will record:

  • your full name
  • your gender
  • if you’re married or have a partner
  • your date and country of birth
  • your nationality
  • any past nationalities and dates when your nationality changed
  • your address in the UK
  • the address of the last place you lived outside the UK
  • the date and place you arrived in the UK, and how
  • your passport or identity card details
  • what you can and cannot do with your visa, including how long you can stay
  • your education provider’s name and address if you’re a student
  • your employer’s name and address if you’re working
  • your business details and address if you’re self-employed

The police can ask you for more information. You may also need to fill in an application form before you register. Contact the police to find out.