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International Visitor Registration

If you are from one of the following countries and Police Registration is a condition of your visa you MUST make an appointment with the Police Service of Northern Ireland for an International Visitor Registration just as soon as possible. Your letter from the Home Office should indicate whether this is a requirement of your visa:

Countries that Need to Register with the Police:
Afghanistan  China  Kazakhstan  Palestine  Turkey  Bolivia
Algeria Colombia Kirgizstan  Peru  Turkmenistan  Israel 
Argentina Cuba Kuwait Qatar  United Arab Emirates North Korea
Armenia Egypt  Lebanon  Russia  Ukraine  Tunisia 
Azerbaijan  Georgia  Libya  Saudi Arabia Uzbekistan  Oman 
Bahrain Iran  Moldova  Sudan Yemen  Jordan 
Belarus Iraq  Morocco  Syria  Tajikistan  Brazil

Where do I Register?

The following local Police Station provides a Police Registration Service:

Lisburn Road Police Station
266 Lisburn Road

Please call the 028 9065 0222 and ask for extension 22168 to book an appointment.

Appointments are available each Tuesday between 11:30 and 15:00. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11.00-19.00. Closed 15-30 for Lunch.

Getting to Lisburn Road Police Station:
Bus: number 9A/9B bus from the City Hospital (and ask for Brookland Street)
Walking: It will take you approximately 20 minutes to walk from Queen’s University
Click here for map

What do I need to bring?

When you register with the police, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you take the following items with you to your appointment:
1. Your passport and visa
2. Two passport-sized photographs
3. Registration fee - £34 in cash EXACTLY (no debit/credit cards accepted)

You must be able to state:
a. Your full address in Northern Ireland
b. The full title of your course of study at Queen’s University

You must update your Police Registration Certificate if you:
Change address, or
2. Have your visa extended.

Please Note: there will be no fee incurred to update your certificate.

Contact us with any queries at

Visas & Immigration

V&I Webpage

International Student Support

ISS Webpage