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Overseas students no longer have to register in person with the police

16 October 2012

From 8th October, students of nationals required to register with police by Immigration Rules can now register through their universities. Nationals of countries that need to register with the UK police after entering the country include:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Georgia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
  • Holders of Stateless Documents

The newly announced policy is widely welcomed by university leaders. The change of rules also puts an end to scenes that saw hundreds of international students queuing outside of the police station in Borough, London. 

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