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Visa and Immigration - London

Police registration

Information for London Campus students about whether you need to register with the police after arriving in the UK.

Who needs to register?

Appendix 2 of the Immigration Rules states that nationals of the following countries must register with the police:

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

It should also say on your Entry Clearance vignette (the visa sticker in your passport) whether or not you need to register with the police.

How do I register?

  1. Police Registration in London is carried out at the Overseas Visitor Records Office (OVRO). The Metropolitan Police website gives instructions for how to register via the OVRO.
  2. Once your Police Registration Certificate is issued you will need to email a photo of the certificate to
  3. If you move accommodation or any other personal details change, you need to go to the OVRO with your certificate and update your details.


If you have any questions about Police Registration or if you have a certificate to send, email

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