UK: Police registration changes

Changes have been made to the way migrants will be informed of the requirement to register with the police, UKVI has announced.

Nationals of certain countries are required to register with the police if they come to the UK for longer than six months, extend their current leave to remain or switch to a different visa.

The condition to register with the police will no longer appear on Biometric Residence Permits.

Migrants who are already in the UK will be personally notified of the police registration requirement via the Home Office letter confirming that their application for leave to remain has been successful. This letter must be shown when registering with the police.

Applicants who must register with the police when applying for leave to enter, or come to the UK from overseas, will now see the police registration condition on the 30 day entry clearance vignette, which is issued to enable them to come to the UK.

Migrants must show this vignette to the police when registering, together with the letter confirming their application for leave was successful.

This must be carried out within seven days of arriving in the UK.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK