Police registration

police station sign Some students are legally required to register with the police within seven days of arriving in the UK. If you are required to register with the police, it may be stated on any of the following:

  • Your entry clearance vignette
  • Your BRP
  • Your decision letter from the Home Office

To register with the police, you must make an appointment with them by completing the necessary details at West Midlands Police Foreign National Registration.

When your appointment is confirmed you will need to go to the Overseas Visitors Registration Office (OVRO) at Digbeth Police Station in Birmingham City Centre to register with the Police. 

Once you have registered, the police will give you a certificate which you must keep in a safe place.

You must also update the police registration certificate within seven days if you:

  • Change address
  • Change university or course
  • Extend your visa
  • Get a new passport
  • Get married
  • Lose your certificate or it is stolen

Get further information on Police Registration.