POLICE REGISTRATION SCHEME

Repeal of requirement to register with the Police

The general requirement under the Immigration Rules for certain foreign nationals to register with the police (the “Police Registration Scheme”) has ceased.

This means that the relevant foreign nationals of specified nationalities are no longer obliged to register with the police.

This change applies to those who have already registered with the Police and who have a condition to register with the police listed as part of their leave to enter or remain in the UK. There is also no longer be required to update personal details to the police.

Further details about the changes to the Police Registration Scheme can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) below:-

What will happen to those who have already registered / what do I do if I have already registered?

The requirement will fall away for those who have already registered.  

Should you apply for a new visa at any point, the requirement to register with the police will be dropped from your new visa conditions.

Will my condition of leave on my visa / BRP / digital status requiring me to register be amended?

No, it will not be amended. As previous question the requirement will not be placed on any future grant of visa.

Should I retain my Police Registration Certificate?

It is not necessary to keep your certificate. You will not be required to produce the certificate to a police officer or an immigration officer. When applying for a new visa in the UK you will no longer be required to provide a copy of the certificate.

I have already paid my fee to register. Will I get my money back?

No. The fee you paid to the police is to cover the cost of administering and processing your application to register when the requirement to register was still applicable.

I have an appointment to register, and I have not yet paid the fee. Do I still need to attend and pay to complete the registration?

No. The Police Registration Scheme has been removed. You are no longer required to comply with the terms of the scheme or report any changes of circumstance to the police.

If I have already registered, am I still required to notify the police of any changes?

No. The Police Registration Scheme has been removed. You are no longer required to comply with the terms of the scheme or report any changes of circumstance to the police.

I failed to register within 7 days of arrival which was prior to the suspension, will I still need to register?

No. The suspension means that any Foreign National who did not register as requested will no longer be expected to do so.