Foreign Nationals

 

To receive an appointment to register with Lancashire Police please click below. Gather all your documentation and make sure you have enough time to fully complete the form in one session.

 

Apply for Foreign Nationals Registration

 

Please read the information relevant to your application type:

Also, take a look at our frequently asked questions:

New Registrations:

Who needs to register as a foreign national?

If you’re a foreign national visiting the UK then you may need to register with the police. If this is the case it will be written on your entry-visa or letter from the Home Office.

If you don’t register you could be fined up to £5,000 and/or put in prison for six months. Your current or any further application for stay in the UK could also be affected.

You’ll need to register with us if you’re aged 16 or older and are from one of these 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

if any one of the following conditions also apply:

  • Your visa requires you 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

Change of Details:

If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in the Lancashire Police force area, you'll 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 within Lancashire:
  • Police registration certificate
  • Proof of address in Lancashire, for example your tenancy agreement or confirmation letter from university (including room number)
  • Passport
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police
Change of College/University/Course/Employment:
  • Police registration certificate
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or employment contract
  • Passport
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police
Change of Marital Status:
  • Police registration certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Passport
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police
Visa Update:
  • Police registration certificate
  • Passport
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police
Passport Update:
  • Police registration certificate
  • Passport
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police
Children Born in the UK:
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Your police registration certificate

Transferring to Lancashire from Another Force Area

If you have moved into Lancashire and are registered with another police force you need to register with Lancashire Police and update your police registration certificate with your new details.

You MUST bring the following:

  • Police registration certificate
  • Passport
  • Proof of address in Lancashire, for example your tenancy agreement or confirmation letter from university (including room number)
  • Offer letter from University/CAS or employment contract
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police
  • If you have lost your certificate you’ll also need to bring £34.00 in cash or a valid credit or debit card.

Request New Certificate

If you have lost your police registration or believe it has been stolen you’ll be asked about the circumstances surrounding the loss of theft.

Your police registration certificate is a legal document. Only apply for a replacement after you have tried all other methods of finding it.

You’ll need to pay a fee of £34 to replace a lost or stolen certificate.

Extension of Stay

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

For an application form phone 0870 241 0645.

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register online?

Start your registration here.

  1. Create your username and password. The system will send you an email within an hour and you MUST click the link to confirm your email address and continue your registration.
  2. Create your online profile completing ALL sections and uploading a suitable photograph
  3. Make an appointment at Preston Police Station.
Tips

You’ll need all your information with you to start the police registration process online. There is no option to save your form part way through so you’ll need the following information so that you can fill in the form in one session.

You'll need your:

  • 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.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

For a new registration you’ll need to bring:

  • Passport
  • £34.00 cash or a valid debit/credit card
  • Offer letter from your university/CAS or employment contract
  • Proof of address in Lancashire, for example your tenancy agreement or confirmation letter from university (including room number)
  • The visa/identity card/letter which states that you need to register with the police

For changes to an existing registration please check the 'change of details' section above.

Where will my appointment take place?

All appointments take place at Preston Police Station.

Preston Police Station
Lancaster Road North
Preston
PR1 2SA

If the time you’re offered is not suitable please email the registration office at ivro@lancashire.pnn.police.uk to arrange an alternative.

Please ensure you arrive at your appointment 10 minutes before your scheduled time. If you're late to your appointment we will be unable to complete your registration.

Remember

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

Registering late could affect any future visa applications.

Please ensure you have all relevant information in front of you before you start as you cannot save a partially completed registration form – you need to compete all details during the same session.

How do I get in touch for more help or information?

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 receive an appointment to register with Lancashire Police please click below. Gather all your documentation and make sure you have enough time to fully complete the form in one session.

 

Apply for Foreign Nationals Registration

 


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