Previously, some Student Visa holders were required to register with the police within 7 days of arriving in the UK. However, on the 1st August 2022 Police Registration was discontinued and is now no longer required.
If you need more information about police registration, see Ask Herts. You can also see an International Student Advisor at the University.
What do I do if I have already registered?
The requirement will fall away for those who have already registered, any changes, including address should be communicated to the Home Office directly via the UK Government Website.
Should a foreign national apply for Leave to Enter at a later date, or for further Leave to Remain, the requirement to register with the police will also be dropped from their 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 the requirement will be dropped. The requirement will not be placed on any future grant of visa.
Should I retain my Police Registration Certificate?
It is not necessary to retain your certificate. You will not be required to produce the certificate to a police officer or an immigration officer. When applying for permission to stay in the UK, you will no longer be required to evidence your registration with the certificate.
I have already paid my fee to register. Will I get my money back?
Unfortunately not. 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 suspended. You are no longer required to comply with the terms of the scheme or report any changes of circumstance to the police. However, any change of address/ personal details should be reported separately to the Home Office via their website.
If I have already registered, am I still required to notify the police of any changes?
No. The Police Registration Scheme has been suspended. You are no longer required to comply with the terms of the scheme or report any changed of circumstance to the police. However, any change of address/ personal details should be reported separately to the Home Office via their website.
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.