Foreign Nationals

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER ONLINE AND CREATE YOUR PROFILE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF ENTERING THE UK.

DURING BUSY PERIODS YOUR APPOINTMENT TO MEET WITH THE REGISTRATION TEAM IS LIKELY TO MORE THAN 7 DAYS AFTER ENTRY INTO THE UK.

Please make sure you have read the information relevant to your application type.

New Registrations:

If you are visiting the UK then you may need to register with the police. Check your visa from the British Embassy to confirm this. If your visa and/or attaching letter stipulates that you are required to register with the police then this must be done within seven days.

You must register with the Police if –

  • You are from one of the following countries – Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen

AND

any one of the following conditions also apply:

  • Your visa has the requirement to register
  • You are in the UK and switching to a visa which requires you to register
  • On entering the UK your visa states ‘Police Registration Within 7 days of arrival’
  • The remarks section on the back of your Biometric Residence Permit states ‘Register/Report to Police’ or on the accompanying letter
  • If you are already in the UK and applying for ‘Leave to Remain’ or ‘Extension of Leave to Remain’ and are notified in writing that you are subject to the Police Registration scheme

AND

  • You are 16 years or older

There are 3 steps to follow when registering online:

  1. Create username and password and validate your email address
  2. Create your online profile completing ALL sections and uploading a suitable photograph
  3. Make an appointment at either Preston Police Station or Lancaster Police Station.

If you are a New Registration, you must bring the following –

  • Passport
  • £34.00 cash or a valid debit/credit card
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or employment contract
  • Proof of address in Lancashire e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from University (including room number)
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Change of Details / Transferring to Lancashire From Another Force Area:

If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in the Lancashire Police force area, you will need to re-register with the Foreign National Registration Office

You MUST report within 7 days any of the following changes:

  • ANY change of address
  • ANY change of college/university/course
  • ANY change of occupation
  • ANY change in marital status
  • ANY new landing conditions (re-entry visa)
  • ANY new passport details
  • ANY children born whilst you are in the UK
  • ANY Exemption from Police Registration

For the above changes you must bring the following -

Change of Address (Lancashire to Lancashire address). You must bring the following –

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Proof of address in Lancashire e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Change Of College/University/Course/Employment. You must bring the following –

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Change of Marital Status You must bring the following –

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Visa Update. You must bring the following –

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Passport Update. You must bring the following –

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police

Children born in the UK. You must bring the following -

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Your police Registration Certificate

Transfer From Another Force

If you have already registered with the Police in another force area and have now moved to the Lancashire area, you must update your Police Registration Certificate with this information. You must bring the following –

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport
  • Proof of address in Lancashire e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
  • Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
  • £34.00 in cash or a valide credit or debit card if you have LOST your certificate.

Request New Certificate

Requesting a New Police Registration Certificate if it has been Lost or Stolen

Please note your Police Registration Certificate is a legal document.

You will be asked about the circumstances surrounding the loss or theft of your certificate during your appointment with the Police.

Only apply once all methods of finding the certificate have been exhausted.

There will be a charge of £34.00 for a replacement Certificate if it has been lost, there is no charge for a continuation certificate.

Important Notes

You could be fined £5,000 and jailed for 6 months if you do not register in accordance with your visa requirements

Late registration could affect any future visa applications

Please ensure you have all relevant information in front of you before you commence as you cannot save a partially completed registration form – all details must be completed in one sitting.

Appointments will be at Lancaster Police Station or Preston Police Station depending on individual circumstances.

If time/s offered are not suitable for you please contact the Registration Office by email at ivro@lancashire.pnn.police.uk for an alternative to be arranged.

Please ensure that you attend 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. If you are late in attending your appointment we will be unable to deal with your registration.

Documentation/information required prior to commencing the police registration process online:

Personal details, Contact details, Family member’s details (if required), Passport details, Visa/BRP/Travel details, Study/Employment details and access/ability to download a passport style photograph.

Extension of Stay

Extensions of stay within the UK can ONLY be granted by the Home Office.

For an application form ring 0870 241 0645

Applications MUST be made to the Home Office BEFORE your existing conditions expire.

If you require any additional help or information, please contact the

Lancashire Constabulary Foreign Nationals Registration Office

Telephone Number : 01772 413688

Email : ivro@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

Office Hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

 

To commence the police registration process and obtain an appointment to register with Lancashire Police:​​

Apply for Foreign Nationals Registration


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