The Government has decided to abolish the Police Registration Scheme. The scheme, which requires some migrants to register with the police.
On Friday, 5 August 2022, the Home Office announced that it would abolish the police registration scheme for international students in the UK, with immediate effect. If a migrant has previously registered with the police, they do not need to do anything.
- It should no longer be added to new grants of immigration permission.
- If it is printed on an existing visa / BRP / digital status it will not be amended by the Home Office. However, it no longer has any relevance.
- If you have registered in the past and received a Police Registration Certificate (PRC), the FAQs advise that you no longer need to keep it and will not be expected to show it to anyone in the future. However, we would strongly advise that you do keep it.
- Any fee you have previously paid for registering with the police will not be refunded.
- If you have an appointment booked, you no longer need to attend it or pay any fee for it.
- If, prior to the scheme being abolished, you failed to register within the required timeframe, you are no longer required to register. However, we remain unclear as to whether a previous breach of the police registration condition may still have an impact on your immigration history and/or future immigration applications. We don't yet know if instructions will be given to Home Office caseworkers to ignore such a breach in the future. We will update this information as soon as we know more.
International Advice Service
To make an appointment, please contact the International Advice service email@example.com
Appointments by request
Telephone, video chats or face to face
CAS Processing Team
Visa Monitoring Team
166-220 Holloway Road
Room: TM 1-33