Repeal of requirements to register with the police for visa purposes

The general requirements under the Immigration Rules for certain foreign nationals to register with the police (the “Police Registration Scheme”) has ceased. From now nobody is required to register with the police for visa purposes.

This means that the relevant foreign nationals of specified nationalities, aged 16 or over, usually granted more than six months’ leave in certain migration categories are no longer obliged to register with the police.

This change applies to those who have already registered with the police and who have a condition to register with the police listed as part of their leave to enter or remain in the UK. They will also no longer be required to communicate any updated personal details to the police.

Those who have been issued with a visa with the requirement to register but who are yet to travel, will have their visa reissued where possible or be notified of the changes in advance of travel.

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