When you arrive in the UK, you may need to register with the police – to confirm information about your address in the UK and the course you're studying.
West Midlands Police
If you have not already registered or pre-booked an appointment, please register your details online:
West Midlands Police will continue to hold on campus appointments on the following dates:
- Monday 12 December 2016
- Tuesday 13 December 2016
- Wednesday 14 December 2016
Students that wish to see West Midlands Police on these dates must report to R3.09 on the third floor or the Ramphal building, from 9am – 3pm.
You can attend without an appointment but you may be asked to wait until the Police are available to see you.
Please be advised, there will be no on campus appointments for students during term 2.
If you are a new arrival to the UK and required to register with the Police this will be stated in your passport – there will be a sticker or a stamp. If you have an existing Police Registration Certificate but have recently moved address or changed course, you must also see the Police to update your certificate
You normally need to register within seven days of your arrival in the UK. It is a criminal offence not to register with the police if you are required to. During the first term, Warwick host on campus Police registrations for Warwick students and dependants. Therefore, the seven day rule is relaxed for Warwick students and dependants as long as you have a booked appointment to see the Police during the first term.
All students required to complete a Police registration need to create an account via the new online system, delivered by the Police.
Please submit your information here and you will then be redirected to this system. On campus appointments will start from week commencing 10th October 2016.
The Police Registration Process involves 3 stages:
- Submit your information to the University
- Create an account via the online system delivered by the Police
- Attend a face to face appointment
The campus of the University of Warwick is split over two regional police forces. Where you need to register with the Police will depend on where you are living. You will not know this until you arrive on campus, please see below:
|If you live on campus including Benefactors (except Hurst, Lakeside, Heronbank, Sherbourne, Redfern and Cryfield) or in Coventry you need to register with West Midlands||If you live on campus in Hurst, Redfern, Lakeside, Heronbank, Sherbourne or Cryfield residences or if you live in Leamington Spa or Kenilworth you need to register with Warwickshire|
- your Passport and visa/Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card)
- two passport-sized photographs of yourself
- Proof of address required from an ‘official body’ - such as your Student Status Letter
- the registration fee of £34 - Warwickshire appointments accept cash only/ West Midlands accept both cash and card payments.
Throughout your time in the UK, you must report to the police within seven days of the following changes:
- change of address
- change of course, school, college or university
- change of name, marital status or birth of children
- extension of stay granted by UK Visas and Immigration
- change of passport
- temporary absence of eight weeks or more from your registered address
You can do this by submitting your information to the University; you will redirected to the online system delivered by the Police.
If you have lost you Police registration certificate: please look carefully for your police registration certificate. If you have left it at a previous address, whether overseas or in the UK, try to get it posted to you, even if it takes several weeks to arrive. If you definitely cannot find your police registration certificate you must submit your information to the University; you will redirected to the online system delivered by the Police.
If your police registration certificate is stolen: you must report this to your local police station immediately and get a crime number from them. If you live in campus or in Coventry you should go to Little Park Street police station; if you live in Leamington Spa you should go to the police station there. You will then need to apply for a new police registration in Birmingham or Leamington Spa as appropriate, for which there will be a charge of £34. When you register for your new police registration certificate you will need to provide your crime number.
The police should stamp your Police Registration Certificate when they update it following one of the above changes. If they don't please ask them to.
Please note: you will be charge £34 for a replacement certificate.
If you hold a Police Registration Certificate, you need to notify the police when you leave the UK for the last time. The University of Warwick will be holding on campus Police Registrations for Warwick students and dependants during the first term. These dates are yet to be confirmed.
Students that have completed the online registration and been issued with a police appointment off campus, please read the following information. Off campus appointments will be held with one of the following Registration offices. Please note students will no longer be seen by Police staff without a pre-booked appointment.
Warwickshire Justice Centre
The phone number for Warwickshire Police is 01926 451111
Opening Hours: 2:30pm - 4:30pm from Monday to Saturday (except on bank holidays).
West Midlands Police
Overseas Visitors Registration Office
Digbeth Police Station
Opening hours: 9:00am until 3pm, Monday to Thursday. Closed on Fridays and at weekends and on bank holidays
For your information: The nearest train station is Birmingham Moor Street, but Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill and Bordesley Station are also within walking distance of the police. Trains from Coventry usually go to Birmingham New Street.
If you are a wheelchair user or will have any specific needs concerning accessibility of the building you should call the police beforehand to book an appointment on 0121 6265307.