Making changes to your police registration

Find out how to update your details with the police.

What changes to report

You need to tell the police about any of the following changes:

  • new address (if you will be living there for more than two months)
  • extensions to your visa
  • new passport
  • new study information or change of course provider
  • marital status
  • exemption from police registration
  • nationality
  • any new landing condition (given when you enter the UK).

When to tell the police

You must report any changes to police within seven days.

How to report changes

You will need to complete a police registration form [DOC 632KB].

Updating your address

If you’re only changing your address, you can do this at any police station within the Sussex area. This includes Brighton, Hove, Lewes, and Eastbourne.

You need to take:

  • proof of identity
  • your original police registration certificate
  • a bank statement or page from your accommodation agreement stating your name and new address
  • your completed registration form.

Other changes

To make other changes (or several changes including your address) to your police registration certificate, you need to book an appointment.


You will need to take your:

  • passport (and biometric residence permit, if you have one)
  • original Police Registration Certificate
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies or your letter confirming Sussex student status
  • your completed registration form.

Important: This appointment is not optional and you must arrive on time.

There is no cost for changes to your police registration.

If you have been out of the UK for over a year

If you have been outside the UK for 12 months or longer, you will need to pay for a new police registration certificate. This includes students who have been on field work or intermission.

You must do this within seven days.

See more from Arriving in the UK