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Foreign Nationals

New Registrations:

 
If you are visiting the UK then you may need to register with the police. Check your visa from the British Embassy to confirm this. If your visa and/or attaching letter stipulates that you are required to register with the police then this must be done within seven days.
You must register with the Police if –
 
·       You are from one of the following countries – Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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
 
AND
any one of the following conditions also apply:
 
·       Your visa has the requirement to register
·       You are in the UK and switching to a visa which requires you to register
·       Your visa is for longer than 6 months
·       You are 16 years or older
·       On entering the UK your visa states ‘Police Registration Within 7 Days of Arrival’
·      The remarks section on the back of your Biometric Residence Permit states ‘Register/Report to Police
·      If you are already in the UK and applying for ‘Leave to Remain’ or ‘Extension of Leave to Remain’ and are notified in writing that you are subject to the Police Registration scheme
 
 
 
If you are a New Registration, you must bring the following – 
 
 ·       Passport
  ·       £34.00 cash
  ·       Offer letter from University/CAS or employment contract
  ·       Proof of address in Durham e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from University (including room number)
  ·       Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
 
Change of Details / Transferring to Durham From Another Force Area:
If you change any of your personal or contact details whilst studying or working in the Durham Police force area, you will need to re-register with the Foreign National Registration Office
 
You MUST report within 7 days any of the following changes:
 
ANY change of address
 
ANY change of college/university/course
 
ANY change of occupation
 
ANY change in marital status
 
ANY new landing conditions (re-entry visa)
 
ANY new passport details
 
ANY children born whilst you are in the UK
 
Exemption from Police Registration
 
 
For the above changes you must bring the following -
 
 
Change of Address (Durham to Durham address). You must bring the following –
         Police Registration Certificate
         Proof of address in Durham e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
         Passport
         Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
 
Change Of College/University/Course/Employment. You must bring the following –
         Police Registration Certificate
         Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
         Passport
         Visa/Identity card/ Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
 
Change of Marital Status. You must bring the following –
         Police Registration Certificate
         Marriage certificate
         Passport
         Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
 
Visa Update.  You must bring the following –
         Police Registration Certificate
         Passport
         Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
 
Passport Update. You must bring the following –
         Police Registration Certificate
         Passport
         Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police 
 
Transfer From Another Force
If you have already registered with the Police in another force area and have now moved to the Durham area, you must update your Police Registration Certificate with this information. You must bring the following –
·       Police Registration Certificate
·       Passport
·       Proof of address in Durham e.g. Tenancy agreement/letter confirmation from university including room number
·       Offer letter from University/CAS or Employment contract
·       Visa/Identity card/Letter attached to visa with requirement to register with Police
 
 
Request New Certificate
Requesting a New Police Registration Certificate if it has been Lost or Stolen
Please note your Police Registration Certificate is a legal document.
You will be asked about the circumstances surrounding the loss or theft of your certificate during your appointment with the Police.
Only apply once all methods of finding the certificate have been exhausted.
 
 
 
 
 
Important Notes
You could be fined £5,000 and jailed for 6 months if you do not register in accordance with your visa requirements
Late registration could affect any future visa applications
Please ensure you have all relevant information in front of you before you commence the registration; change of details; request new certificate or transfer from another force process as you cannot save a partially completed registration form – all details must be completed in one sitting.  
Appointments will be either at Durham University campus or Chester-Le-Street Police Station, Newcastle Road, Chester–Le-Street, Durham, DH3 3TY depending on individual circumstances.
Please ensure that you attend 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. If you are late in attending your appointment we will be unable to deal with your registration.
Documentation/information required prior to commencing the police registration process online:
Personal details, Contact details, Family member’s details (if required), Passport details, Visa/Travel details, Study/Employment details and access/ability to download a passport style photograph.
 

Please click on the following link to commence the police registration process and obtain an appointment to register with Durham Police:​​

Foreign Nationals Registration

 
 
 
 
 
EXTENSION OF STAY
 
Extensions of stay within the UK can ONLY be granted by the Home Office.
 
For an application form ring 0870 241 0645
 
Applications MUST be made to the Home Office BEFORE your existing conditions expire.
If you require any additional help or information, please contact the
Durham Constabulary Police Registration Office
Telephone Number 0191 375 2054
 
Office Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Between 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm