1. Advice for overseas visitors arriving to South Yorkshire
When you enter the UK for the first time you may be asked to register with the police if you are a national of one of the following countries:-
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China (inc. Hong Kong & Macao), Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan & Yemen.
The entry clearance visa in your passport may have any of the following wording:- Register with Police within seven days of UK arrival, Register with Police, Police Registration or Pol Reg. If this appears, then you will be required to register with police.
If you have been granted a BRP card as an extension to your entry clearance visa and it is a Leave to Remain visa (this means you applied for it whilst living in the UK ), you should receive an email from Home Office Atlas or possibly receive a letter from the Home Office instead, which states you now have a requirement to register.
This situation usually applies to students who have entered the UK on a three month entry clearance visa, whilst studying an English language course – but who have then progressed to starting a degree course.
In general, visitors with an entry clearance visa, which is valid for between three to six months do not need to register with police at that time.
If you are still uncertain about your requirement to register, the easiest thing for you to do is take screen shots of your visas and email them to us at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
Children under 16 years old do not have a legal requirement to register with police.