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Nationals from the following countries are required to register with the police after they collect their BRP in the UK and also update their details as required:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Stateless or travelling on a non-national document (i.e. Travel Document).

When you register with the police, you will be issued a police registration certificate. It is important you keep this document in a safe place. You do not need to carry it around with you in Cambridge. 

New students to the UK

You will need to book an appointment to register at Parkside Police Station. Email to request an appointment. The Police Station will respond with an allocated appointment time. You should send an email within 7 days of collecting your BRP. There may be a delay in responding to your email but as long as you have sent an email to the Police Station to book an appointment after you arrive in the UK, you do not need to worry about registering within a certain timeframe. You will need to wait until you receive a response to your email with an appointment time. 

To register with the police, you will need your passport, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), the decision letter notifying you of your successful visa application and two passport size photographs. There is a charge of £34 which must be paid in cash. Please ensure you have the correct payment ready. You will also need to complete the Registration Form which you should try and complete before registering on the day.

Previously studied in the UK but new to Cambridge

If you have previously studied in the UK but are new to Cambridge you will need to update the police with your new details at Parkside Police Station. You do not need to make an appointment. You need to take your passport, Certificate of Registration and Biometric Card (if applicable).

During your studies

Once you have registered you will need to inform the police of the following changes in your circumstances within 7 days: change of address, change place of study, if you renew your passport, you are issued a new BRP, marital status or if any other details on your Police Registration Certificate change. Take your passport, Certificate of Registration and any biometric card to the Police Station. An appointment is not necessary for this but police registration certificates can only be updated Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4pm (not including bank holidays). 

If you lose your Certificate of Registration or it has been damaged, you should email the Police Station for an appointment for a replacement registration document.