Police Registration

In the UK, international students from certain countries are required to register with the police.

Your visa decision letter should tell you if you must register with the police. Appendix 2 of the immigration rules also lists those nationals who are required to register. You should check this list at the following website. Your dependant partner will also need to register with the police.


If you have previously been issued with a Police Registration Certificate and you are joining Manchester Metropolitan University after studying at another institution you will need an appointment to update your Police Registration Certificate before submitting your new Tier 4 (General) application.

How do I book an appointment?

If you need to register with the police, please email gmp.ivro@gmp.police.uk or call +44 (0)161 856 3317 to arrange an appointment at the International Visitor Registration Office (IVRO).


You are required to register with the police within seven days of your arrival in the UK. However, it is not always possible for the Police to provide you with an appointment within 7 days of you arriving/your BRP being issued, but as long as you make the appointment within those 7 days you will meet the terms of your visa.

What do I need to take to my appointment?

When do I have to update my Police Registration Certificate?

You will need to update your Certificate within seven days if any of the changes listed below take place:

Additional information regarding Police Registration

We have been asked to remind all Police Registration Certificate holders of the following: