Migrants are no longer required to register with the police

On 4 August 2022, the Home Office withdrew the police registration guidance. This means that migrants are no longer required to register with the police as overseas visitors.

For those who have already booked appointment with the police station/OVRO, there is no need to attend the appointment and they do not need to pay for the police registration certificate.

However, for those who have paid for the registration fees, will not be refunded.

In addition, there is no need for individuals to keep their police registration certificate.

Migrants who are already registered with the police and were asked to register again to enter or remain in the UK, will not need to do so.

To be noted that as of now, individuals will no longer need to notify the police of any changes to their circumstances.

Moreover, if migrants were issued with an Entry Clearance (EC) with the requirement to register, but are yet to travel to the UK, they will either be reissued with a new visa or notified in advance of their travel.

Although individuals are no longer required to register with the police as overseas visitor, they should update their details online: https://visa-address-update.service.gov.uk/. For instance, they have moved to a new home address etc.

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