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Police Registrations

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. Please read the important information on this page before booking an appointment with the Police.

Do I need to register?

You need to book a Police Registration appointment within 7 days of arriving in the UK if you are from: 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 or Yemen
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

How do I register?

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. However, you are still required to book an appointment within 7 days of arriving in the UK.

All students required to complete a Police registration need to create an account and book an appointment via the online system, delivered by the Police.

The Police Registration Process involves 2 stages:

  1. Create an account and book an appointment*** via the online system delivered by the Police -
    see information below 
    ***You must do this within 7 days of arriving in the UK***
  2. Attend a face to face appointment - see address information here
Which Police Force do I need to book an appointment with?

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:

West Midlands

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 have not already registered or pre-booked an appointment, please register your details online:

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

If you have not already registered or pre-booked an appointment, please register your details online: 

To see a map of campus accommodation alongside the correct Police force, click here.

How to use the Online Registration System

To help you use the online police registration system managed by the police, please check the step-by-step pdf guides below.

Please note that these include screenshots from the West Midlands Police booking system. If you require an appointment with Warwickshire Police, the process is identical, and all screens are the same.

If you haven't used the system before, you will need to start with "Set Up an Account".

What would you like to do?

 1. Set Up an Account

 2. Book a New Registration Appointment

 3. Reschedule an Appointment (if required)


What documents do I need to attend my appointment?
  • 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.
Notifying the Police of any changes

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.

Lost or Stolen Police Registration Certificates

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 charged £34 for a replacement certificate.

Leaving the UK

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.

Off Campus Police Stations

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 Police

Warwickshire Justice Centre
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4EL

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
113 Digbeth
B5 6DT

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.

On Campus Police Registration

Between October and January, for your convenience, Warwick offers you the opportunity to attend a police registration appointment on Campus. These appointments will be available to book from mid-September onwards. When booking your police registration appointment using the online system managed by the police, select the University of Warwick campus as your location when asked where you would like to register. If this option is not shown to you, you will need to register at the appropriate police station instead.

If you have an on-campus police registration appointment, you will need to report to room WA 1.14, Avon Building, Westwood Campus ten minutes before your appointment time. Please don't forget to bring all of the documents shown above.