Police registration

‌‌Do I need to register with the police?

Students who are required to register with the police will receive communication (either a letter or an email) along with their visa/Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) confirming if they should register with Police Scotland. Please check all of your documents carefully. and register if required. Information on receiving or collecting your BRP card is available on the UK government website.

Police Scotland nationality registrations will resume from Monday 19th October 2020. If you require to register with police as part of your visa conditions you must book an appointment to complete your registration at your nearest police station.

You will only be able to register with police if you are not currently subject to quarantine or self-isolation COVID-19 prevention measures. Do not worry if this means that you will fail to register within 7 days of arrival in the UK as stated in your visa, the Home Office have agreed that this is a reasonable excuse for failing to register within the agreed timescale.

What do I need to register with the police?

You will need: 

  • 2 passport size photos

  • A certificate of enrolment with your course details AND local address

  • A photocopy of the photo page from your passport

  • A photocopy of your current visa (in most cases this is the BRP card you collected from the post office on arrival to the UK but it should be the visa that covers the duration of your studies)

  • A photocopy of the visa you were issued to travel into the UK with (usually valid for approx. 1 month)

  • £34 in cash (please note credit/debit cards are not accepted)

  • A completed form if registering for the first time - Initial Registration Form

How do I submit my application?

To make an appointment at Stirling Police Office Reception Randolphfield Stirling FK8 2HD you must email your name and contact details to ForthValleyStirlingReception@scotland.pnn.police.uk.

An appointment date and time will be allocated to you and confirmed by return email.

You must attend your appointment on the date and time given and this appointment takes priority over class or any other appointment.

Police registration is a condition of your visa and failure to do so can incur a fine of up to £5000 and/or 6 months imprisonment or delay/refusal of any future visa applications.

What happens next?

Police Scotland will process your application and produce your Police Registration certificate.  When the certificate is ready you will be contacted via your student email account with collection details.  To collect your certificate you will need your passport and the receipt.

Change of Circumstances

Student who are required to regsiter a change of circusmantces must follow the same process as set out above. 

To make an appointment at Stirling Police Office Reception Randolphfield Stirling FK8 2HD you must email your name and contact details to ForthValleyStirlingReception@scotland.pnn.police.uk. An appointment will be allocated to you and confirmed by return email.

You must attend your appointment on the date and time given and this appointment takes priority over class or any other appointment.