FNRO - Foreign Nationals, Police Registration Scheme

Register with us

Citizens of the following countries who are admitted to the United Kingdom (UK) may be required to register with the police:

  • AFGHANISTAN  ;  ARGENTINA  ;  ALGERIA  ;  ARMENIA  ;  AZERBAIJAN
  • BAHRAIN  ;  BELARUS  ;  BOLIVIA  ;  BRAZIL
  • CHINA  ;  CUBA  ;  COLOMBIA
  • EGYPT
  • GEORGIA
  • HONG KONG
  • IRAN  ;  ISRAEL  ;  IRAQ
  • JORDAN
  • KAZAKHSTAN  ;  KYRGYZSTAN  ;  KUWAIT
  • LEBANON  ;  LIBYA
  • MACAU ; MOLDOVA  ;  MOROCCO
  • NORTH KOREA
  • OMAN
  • PALESTINE  ;  PERU
  • QATAR
  • RUSSIA
  • SAUDI ARABIA  ;  SUDAN  ;  SYRIA
  • TAJIKISTAN  ;  TUNISIA  ;  TURKEY  ;  TURKMENISTAN
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  ;  UKRAINE  ;  UZBEKISTAN
  • YEMEN

STATELESS persons are also subject of the Police Registration Scheme.

Entry Clearance officers and Immigration Officers can in certain circumstances impose the requirement to register on Nationals of countries not listed above.

If the following is written on the visa in your passport:

  • "Police Registration within 7 days of arrival”  OR
  • "Register with the police" OR
  • “Pol Reg”

You should register within 7 days of arriving in the United Kingdom or within 7 days of receiving your visa extension from the Home Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can register at Bournemouth on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 09.30am to 12 noon:

Foreign Nationals Registration Office
Bournemouth Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth BH1 1QQ

Telephone: 01202 220693

(During busy periods if you are registering for the first time, you will be required to return to complete your registration and collect your registration certificate. This appointment will be outside the general opening hours and will be at a time convenient time for you).

OR if you live in West Dorset

Weymouth Police Station - by appointment only:

Weymouth West Police Station 

Radipole Lane 

Chickerell, Weymouth 

DT4 9WW                                                                

Please call 01202 226602 to make an appointment.

 

Only those foreign nationals aged 16 or over and mainly from the countries listed above are required to register with the police whilst residing in the UK. However, depending on circumstances, some people from these countries do not have to register.

You need to check the wording on your visa in your passport - if it says 'Register with the police', you will need to do so. If you are from one of the countries in the list above and are not sure if you have to register with the police, please contact the Foreign Nationals Registration Office on 01202 220693.

 

At Bournemouth you do not need an appointment.  The office is open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30am - 12 noon.

At Weymouth you need to call  01202 226602 to arrange an appointment.

To register with the police you will need the following items:

  • Your passport
  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (if collected) OR the UKV1 letter from the Home Office
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Registration fee of £34.00 card or cash in Bournemouth. Cash only at Weymouth.
  • Proof of your address (tenancy agreement, letter from your school/university, bank statement or utility bill are acceptable)
  • If you are a student, you must bring your university/college offer letter with confirmation of your studies (known as CAS statement, electronic copy is accepted)
  • If an organisation, company or Government is sponsoring your studies, you must bring a letter from them to confirm this (electronic copy is accepted)
  • If you are employed in the United Kingdom you must bring the details of your employer and confirmation of your employment (electronic copy is accepted).

 

At Bournemouth – Debit/Credit card and cash are accepted. American Express cards are not accepted.

At Weymouth – Cash only.

 

 

The registration certificate is usually ready on the same day that you report, however when we are busy we will give you an appointment convenient to you to collect.

No, not at this time.

You must attend the office at either Bournemouth or Weymouth.

 

Yes. After registering you must comply with the rules on the reverse of the certificate and any changes, including a change of address must be reported within 7 days.

The Rules of the Police Registration Scheme require you to report these changes:-

  • New address 
  • Extensions to your visa granted by the Home Office 
  • New passport 
  • New study information or change to university/college
  • New employment
  • Change of marital status
  • Exemption from Police Registration
  • Change of Nationality
  • Any new landing conditions 

Any changes should be reported within 7 days.

These changes are free of charge.

 

You will need to attend either Bournemouth or Weymouth Police Station- please check above for opening hours.

You will need to attend with:

  • Your passport
  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (if collected) OR the UKV1 letter from the Home Office
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Proof of your address
  • If you are a student, you must bring your university/college offer letter with confirmation of your studies (known as CAS statement, electronic copy is accepted)
  • If an organisation, company or Government is sponsoring your studies, you must bring a letter from them to confirm this (electronic copy is accepted)
  • If you are employed in the United Kingdom you must bring the details of your employer and confirmation of your employment (electronic copy is accepted).

                                                     

                                                                                

You must report this change within 7 days.

Please check on-line where you need to go in the new town or city you are moving to - all offices have different opening hours and you may need an appointment.

You will need to check what you need to take with you.

 

 

 

 

You could be prosecuted if you do not report changes to the details on your registration certificate or do not keep to your visa requirements. This could result in either a fine of up to £5000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

It could also affect any further visa applications.

 

Your registration certificate will expire 12 months after the expiry date of your last visa.

 

 

 

Take your registration certificate with you. 

If you decide to return to the UK within 12 months of the expiry date of your last visa, you may be able to reuse your certificate.

 

If you are leaving the UK for a short holiday you should keep your certificate with you, we also suggest taking a photo of it on your mobile phone.

If you are going away for more than 8 weeks, please call 01202 220693 to let us know. 

 

Yes, if you have lost your registration certificate or it's been stolen, you must report the loss on-line to Report my Loss

You must then attend the Foreign Nationals Registration Office in Bournemouth or Weymouth Police Station.

Bring your passport, BRP card, 2 passport photos and the registration fee of £34 to obtain a replacement.

If it is damaged you must bring your passport, BRP card, 2 passport photos and the damaged certificate. You will need to pay £34 for a replacement.

 

If your registration certificate has been stolen, you must report the theft on-line to Report my Loss and then attend the Foreign Nationals Registration Office in Bournemouth or Weymouth Police Station.

Bring your passport, BRP card, 2 passport photos and the registration fee of £34 to obtain a replacement.

 

No, if you are immigrating and require this type of report, please refer to the ACRO Criminal Records Office website:

https://www.acro.police.uk/subject_access.aspx

Should you have any further questions, please call 01202 220693.

 

 

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