Nationals of the countries in the table below must register with the Police if their stay in the UK is longer than 6 months and if it states that registration is required in their entry clearance or leave to remain visa. Occasionally other nationals will be required to register - please ensure that you follow the instruction in your entry clearance or leave to remain visa
||United Arab Emirates
You must register within 7 days of your arrival in the UK. You will then be given a Police Registration Certificate which you must store safely. You will need this document if you need to extend your visa from within the UK.
It is also vital that you keep your Police Registration Certificate uptodate. You must report changes to your:
•passport or visa detals
•place of study
You must report these changes to the Police within 7 days of the change. Please refer to the 'Making changes' tab for more details.
To register for the first time, you can follow the steps below:
• Book your appointment
Book your appointment at the Police Headquarters directly - Police Headquarters, Nationality Branch, 173 Pitt St, Glasgow, G2 4JS - (0141) 532 2000
• Attend your appointment with the required documents
Registration is carried out at the Police Headquarters (see address above). On the date of your appointment, you will need to attend the Police Headquarters taking these documents with you:
1. Your passport
2. 1 passport-sized photograph
3. £34.00 in cash (registration fee) - try to take the correct change
4. Evidence of your studies (e.g. Confirmation of Student Status letter)
5. Proof of your address (e.g. accommodation contract)
• Collect and store your Police Registration Certificate safely
If you have all of the required documents on the date of your appointment, the Police will stamp your passport to show that you have registered and give you your Police Registration Certificate. It is very important that you keep this somewhere safe, as you will need it for any future in-UK visa extension applications.
You must inform the Police of any changes to your:
•length or type of visa
•place of study
You must inform the Police within 7 days of the change by taking evidence of the change and your passport and Police Registration Certificate. You do not need an appointment to make an update to your Police Registration Certificate but can use the 'walk-in service' at these times on a first-come, first-served basis:
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 09.00–12.30 and 13.30–15.40
Wed: 10.50–12.30 and 13.30–15.40
Friday: 09.00–12.30 and 13.30–15.00
There is no charge to update your Police Registration Certificate.