Who usually needs to register
You’ll usually need to register if all of the following apply:
- you’re 16 or older
- your visa (or permission to stay in the UK) is for longer than 6 months
- your nationality means you must register
- you’re not exempt
Nationalities that usually need to register
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.
You don’t need to register if you have dual nationality with one of these countries and a country that’s not on the list.
You may also need to register if:
- you’re stateless
- you hold a non-national travel document
When you’re exempt
You also don’t need to register if you’ve got permission to stay in the UK as:
- a seasonal agricultural worker
- a private servant in a diplomatic household
- a minister of religion, missionary or member of a religious order
- the partner (spouse, fiancé(e), civil or unmarried partner) of a person settled in the UK
- a person with access rights to a child resident in the UK
- the parent of a child at school
- someone who’s been given asylum
If you don’t have to register, your dependants probably won’t - check if you’re unsure.