The Nationality Department in Newington near Folkestone is the place to visit in Kent if you live in Kent and have been required to register with the police, an essential part of many foreign nationals’ visa conditions.

You can begin your registration using our online system.

Please use the button at the bottom of this page to go to the portal and enter your details to set up one account per person.

You will have 20 minutes to create your account and input your details online so please have all personal documents to hand. Once completed you will need to activate your account within one hour for which you will receive an email.

You will then be invited to book an appointment at the Nationality Department in Newington.

Where to go for your appointment (after you have started your registration online)

You'll need to get to:

Nationality Department
Longport Police Station
Ashford Road
Near Folkestone
CT18 8AP

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Our office is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Passport
  • Biometric Residence Permit (also known as BRP)
  • Letter from the Home Office (If BRP applied in the UK)
  • Proof of work or study
  • Proof of address
  • Passports of any dependants under 16 living in the UK
  • £34 in cash or card (we do not accept American Express)


Go to the online portal