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The following passport holders 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 SAR, 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 register at Parkside Police Station at 39 Parkside but must book an appointment in advance by emailing The Police Station will respond with an allocated appointment time. You should send an email within 7 days of collecting your BRP. There is likely to be a delay with a response but as long as you have sent an email to request an appointment, you do not need to worry about registering within a certain timeframe. You will need to wait until you receive an email with your appointment time. 

To register with the police, you will need your passport, BRP 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 a Registration Form which you should try and complete before arriving for your appointment. 

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 at 39 Parkside. 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.

Please not that during the current coronavirus outbreak, and whilst the Government advises not to leave home unless it is essential to do so, you are not required to update the police after receiving a new BRP or any other change of circumstances. This policy is applicable to students applying from 21 March 2020 whilst social distancing restrictions are in place. Such students must update their information with the Police Station once social distancing measures are lifted.