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If you come from one of the following countries and your Tier 4 immigration permission is for more than six months then the requirement to register with the police should be endorsed on your one-month entry vignette (visa) and on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
We created a podcast explaining the Police Registration Process. It will guide you through the requirements and the process of application for a new police registration, you should watch this podcast before coming to International Support drop in session, as it may answer immediately any queries you might have.
We may assist you with getting an appointment allocated for the police registration if none is available on-line as advised in the podcast. If you wish to get our assistance you automatically agree with our Police Registration Privacy Notice. You can opt out from this service by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can request an appointment on-line on https://foreignnationals-thamesvalleypolice.uk/ to register with the Nationalities Office in Winchester. It is important that you select the Hampshire Registration – Winchester Nationalities Office – Tower Street, Winchester SO23 8ZD, as the venue from the drop down list. This is the only centre in Hampshire you can register with the Police.
We have Alternatively open the pdf file with a step–by– step instruction guiding you through the new registration process.
The Nationalities Office in Winchester is located at:
Hampshire Constabulary, Tower street, Winchester,Hampshire, SO23 8ZD.
Winchester is approximately 12 miles from Southampton and is easily accessible by car (road), train and bus.
If you are travelling by public transport (bus or train) then you will need to take a train or a bus (Bluestar number 1) to Winchester. When you get on to the bus you should ask for a ticket to Winchester City Centre.
Appointments are usually available Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.
There are number of offices available, please check your appointment room number on your booking confirmation email prior to arrival.
Read more and view the location of the Nationalities Office
Please note that (exceptionally) students may live in another county (geographical district) and commute to the University. If you are required to register with the Police but do not live in Hampshire, you will need to register with the Nationalities Office responsible for the county where you live.
Please seek advice from the International Advice Service in Student Hub if you are not sure where this is.
It is very important that you provide the police with the correct documents. If you do not then they may not be able to register you:
Once you have registered it is your responsibility to report to the Police any of the following changes of circumstances, :
Changes of circumstances should be reported to your local police station within 7 days
If you need to update your police registration certificate with any of the changes you must visit Southampton police station to do so.
Southampton Central Police StationSouthern Road Southampton SO15 1AN
You do not need an appointment to update to Your Police Registration Certificate. But you will need to present a proof of a change i.e. new visa or tenancy agreement (for change of address).
If you are leaving the UK for more than 2 months or you are leaving permanently, you must report this to the Police. You can do it in person at any police station or you can simply email email@example.com with the following information:
• Your full name,
• Police Registration Certificate number,
• The date you are leaving and approximate date of return, or confirmation when you are leaving the UK permanently.
Your Police Registration Certificate must be kept up to date. It is a criminal offence if you do not register your new details with the Police; this could result in a £5000 fine and/or imprisonment. If you need to extend your Tier 4 visa whilst in the UK then you will be required to send your Police Registration Certificate and your passport to UKVI/the Home Office. If the Certificate has not been updated, then your Tier 4 visa application may be rejected. If you are in any doubt about whether you need to register, and what you need to do, you should contact the international advice service.
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Page last updated on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 3.09pm.
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