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As a general rule, you must register as a foreign national if you;
  • are from one of the countries listed below; and
  • are 16 years old or above; and
  • have been given leave to enter the UK for 6 months or more.
An immigration officer can use their discretion to impose the condition in other circumstances if they consider it necessary.
Afghanistan Algeria Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan
Bahrain Belarus Bolivia Brazil China (including Hong Kong, SAR & Macau)
Colombia Cuba Egypt Georgia Iran
Iraq Israel Jordan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait Lebanon Libya Moldova Morocco
North Korea Oman Palestine Peru Qatar
Russia Saudi Arabia Stateless Sudan Syria
Tajikistan Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UEA
Ukraine Uzbekistan Yemen    

What do I have to do?    

If you've arrived in the UK and have been told by an immigration officer to register with police, must do so.

Failure to register is an offence (Immigration Act 1971).

Once registered, you'll be given a Police Registration Certificate that you must carry with you at all times.

What if my circumstances change?

If for any reason your immigration status, name, marital status, occupation, resident or business addresses change you must tell us within 7 days. 

How to register

You must book an appointment with us and register in person. You will not be seen without an appointment.

Our Nationality Department is situated at Longport Police Station.


The registration fee is set at £34 per person by the Home Office.

What you'll need to bring with you

  • Your passport or travel document
  • 2 passport-sized photographs of you
  • Registration fee
  • Your work permit, contract of employment or letter from a school or college.

Book your appointment

Please complete our online form below to arrange your appointment.
Alternatively, if you're unable to use our online form, you can call the nationality officer on 01303 297338 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). This telephone does not have a message facility.
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