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Immigration

Police Registration

Once you have arrived in the UK, you may be required to regsitered with the Police.

List of countries whose nationals are required to register with the Police.

If you are required to register with the Police, you will be instructed to do this in one of the following ways:

  • Your visa or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) will instruct you to 'Register with the Police', or;
  • You will be contacted via a letter which you will need to take with you when you register with the Police (from 2015, date not specified)

Please note the following important information:

  • You must register or at least contact the Police within 7 days of arriving in the UK.
  • Failure to comply with the regulations is an Offence under section 26(1) (f) of the Immigration Act 1971 and could render you liable to a fine of £5000 and or six months imprisonment.

Please note: You must provide your Police registration certificate as part of visa applications made in the UK.

Durham City Students

If you are a new student at Durham City Campus you must register with Durham Police. To register, download and complete the Foreign National Registration Form available on the Durham Police website and follow the instructions on the page.

You will need to:

  • Save the form, open file and complete it (using Microsoft Word). The form MUST be typed NOT hand written.
  • Email the completed form as an attachment to Durham Police Headquarters.

On receipt of your completed registration form an appointment will be allocated to you.

If you have difficulties with any part of the form, you can contact the Foreign National Registration office on: (0191) 3752054 or via email: FNRO-NEW@durham.pnn.police.uk

What should I take with me?

To register, you must provide:

  • Your passport
  • Your visa or Biometric Residence Permit
  • 2 passport style photographs
  • Your University Offer Letter / CAS
  • Proof of your address in Durham (Tenancy Agreement / University confirmation letter including room number)
  • £34 (in cash only) registration fee
  • Completed Foreign National Registration Form (see above)

Updating your Police Registration Certificate

If you have changed address, your programme or your visa then you must update your certificate by following the instructions on the Durham Police website

Please note: If you are applying for an extension to your current visa and your certificate is not up-to-date, then you must update it before you send it with your visa application. Follow the instructions on the Durham Police website.

Queen's Campus Students

If you are a Queen's Campus student, please contact Cleveland Police Nationality Department directly to arrange an appointment with them:

Your appointment will be held at Queens Campus.

What should I take with me?

To register, you must provide:

  • Your passport
  • Your visa or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • Your University offer letter / CAS
  • Proof of your address in Durham (Tenancy Agreement / University confirmation letter including room number)
  • £34 (in cash only) registration fee
  • Completed Cleveland Police Registration form: Download and complete (in type - do not hand write) the form below:

Updating your Police Registration Certificate

If you have changed address or changed your course then you must update your certificate by booking an appointment with the Police (as detailed above).

If you are applying for an extension to your current visa and your certificate is not up-to-date, then you must update it before you send it with your visa application by booking an appointment with the Police (as detailed above).

Student Immigration Office

The Student Immigration Office is based at the Palatine Centre, Durham City Campus and has a dedicated team providing support to students and staff across both campuses