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International Visitor Registration

International Visitor Registration

International Visitor Registration
*Important Update*

The Home Office abolished the requirement to register with police on 4 August 2022 with immediate effect.

You no longer need to register with the police. Please see below for more information relating to this important update.

Notice for Foreign Nationals who are no longer required to register

The general requirement under the Immigration rules for certain foreign nationals to register with the police has ceased. From the time of receiving this notice you are no longer required to register with the police.

This means that the relevant foreign nationals of specified nationalities, aged 16 or over, usually granted more than 6 months leave in certain migration categories are no longer obliged to register with the police.

This change applies to those who have already registered with the police and have a condition to register with the police listed as part of their leave to enter or remain in the UK.

Those who have been issued with a visa with the requirement to register but who are yet to travel, will have their visa reissued where possible or be notified of the changes in advance of travel.

For those who have travelled with the requirement in place, should they attend a local police registration office, they will be advised of the changes accordingly.

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Additional Resources

Visas & Immigration
V&I Webpage
International Student Support
ISS Webpage