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If the visa in your passport says 'Police registration within seven days of arrival,' or it says on the back of your visa extension card 'Report extension to the police,' you must go to Digbeth police station within seven days to register.

The Immigration Regulation Act 1971 (Registration with the police) is a legal requirement made by the Home Office. Failure to register with the police is a criminal offence and could lead to prosecution.

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What to do next

Step 1

Book your appointment by clicking here. 

Step 2

Make sure that you bring the required documents that are listed below to your appointment at Digbeth police station.

Necessary Documents

  • Two identical passport sized photographs
  • Valid passport and, where applicable, biometric residence permits (BRP). They are included in your letter from the Home Office. For more information on BRP's, please click here.
  • Pay £34 on a credit/debit card. We will accept credit cards from any country with the exception of American Express.
  • Proof of address is needed for all new registrations, transfers and updates.  Police Registration Certificates will not be updated without this.  Proof of address can include your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter, a bank statement or a utility bill. We can only accept proof of address if dated in the last three months.

Frequently Asked questions

I am moving from the West Midlands to another force – what do I need to do?

You need to register with the police force that covers your new address within seven days of the move.

I am leaving the United Kingdom – what do I need to do?

If you are leaving the United Kingdom for less than three months you do not need to do anything.
If you are leaving for longer than this you legally have to notify the force that you have last registered with.  Please ensure that you provide your leaving date and travel details.

Do I need to keep my Police Registration Certificate if I return home?

Yes.  Your Police Registration Certificate remains valid forever and must be used should you return to the United Kingdom.