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If you're visiting the UK you may be required to register with the police.

Your UK Entry Clearance visa, Biometric Residence Permit or your decision letter from the British Embassy will clearly state if you're required to register or not. Check your documents carefully for one of the following. 
  • UK Entry Clearance visa - if it includes 'Pol Reg', Police Registration' or similar, you must register within 7 days
  • Biometric Residence Permit - if it has 'Register/Report to police' in the remarks section on the back, you must register within 7 days
  • British Embassy decision letter - if your letter states 'You are required to register with police', 'You and any dependants aged 16 or over must now register with police', or similar, you must register within 7 days.

What will happen if I don't register?

Failure to comply with a requirement to register with police could lead to a fine of up to £5000 and/or 6 months in prison. Late registration could also affect any future visa applications you make.

Register online

Please use our online foreign national portal (below) to book your appointment.

Please note: You cannot save your application and come back to it later so make sure you have the relevant information in front of you before you begin. 

You will need;
  • your personal details, UK address (and postcode) and your contact details
  • a family member’s details (if applicable)
  • your passport and your Visa/travel details
  • your study or employment details
  • the ability to upload a passport style photograph.
When you have completed the registration you'll be required to make an appointment to register with us in person. Depending on individuals circumstances, appointments will be held at;
  • Longport Police Station, Ashford Road, Newington Kent, CT18 8AP; or
  • The University of Kent campus.

Please choose from the below to access our online portal and book your appointment.
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