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Police registration

Students who would normally subject to police registration should complete the online application form if you are extending your visa in the UK.  The Police will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to attend the Police Station with your documents.

The UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) letter, emailed to everyone who has successfully received a new visa, will state if you must register with the police. If you are required to register with the police and fail to do so, you are in breach of your visa conditions and could be asked to leave the UK. Check nationalities required to register with police (

Apply for a Police Registration Certificate or to Attend a Registration Workshop

Collect your certificate

See Fulford Road police station on a map. 

You will need:

  • Cash to pay the fee as card payments cannot be accepted (£34)
  • A passport style photo (one uploaded to a phone, tablet or laptop is fine)
  • Current passport and visa
  • UKVI letter confirming your Student Visa conditions, including the requirement to register with the police. This letter was emailed when you received your Student Visa. 
  • Proof of residence (ie rental agreement)
  • Confirmation of study letter from the University (this can be requested through e:Vision) or your unconditional offer letter

Documents can be photographed and uploaded on a smart phone or tablet.

North Yorkshire Police will email you when your certificate is ready to collect.

Continuing your studies

If you renewed your visa while in your home country and are returning to the UK to continue your studies, you must again register with the police within seven days. You will need to complete the online form and book an appointment to attend Fulford Road police station with the following:

  • Current passport containing your new visa
  • Police Registration Certificate  

If you don't register with the police 

Failure to register with the police is a criminal offence and you will be in breach of your immigration conditions. If you fail to register within the seven day period, this could affect any future visa applications. In some cases you may also receive an official police caution.