If you come from one of the following countries then you will
have a stamp in your passport that says you must register with the
police within 7 days of arriving in the UK.
I need to register, will my dependants need to register as
Your dependants will need to register, if they are over the age of
16 and their nationality is one from the list above. Each
person who needs to register will have it stated in their visa.
Where can I register?
You can register at your nearest Police Station.
What will happen if I do not register with the Police
within seven days?
Failure to register with the Police is an offence under Section
26(1) (f) of the Immigration Act 1971 and where a person fails to
register, the Police can consider prosecution. You can be liable to
a fine of up to £5,000, six months' imprisonment, or both. Your
stay in the UK may also be affected.
The Home Office notify the Police of foreign nationals who have
not registered and enquiries are then completed to ensure that
Police Registration is complied with.
You must report to the Police within 7 days any of the following
If you need to update your Police Registration Certificate with
any of the changes you must visit your local Police Station to do
Registering with the police is an important procedure, and if
you are in any doubt about what you need to do, you should visit
your nearest Police Station.
What should I do with my Police Registration Certificate
when my stay in the UK is completed and I am returning to my home
When you are planning on returning home on a permanent basis, it
is essential that you return your Police Registration Certificate
to North Wales Police Headquarters informing us of your departure
If you have any questions about registering with the Police
please contact us within office hours:
North Wales Police Headquarters
Telephone: 01492 804120
Nationality DepartmentNorth Wales Police
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