Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

International Student Advice and Support

Visa Advice

Registering with the police



Police registration services are currently suspended due to Covid-19 measures.  Therefore students should not be concerned by being unable to comply with the normal registration requirements and should not face any future penalty.

From 17 April formal reassurance has been published by UKVI within it’s temporary concessions in response to Covid-19

Tier 4 students who are required to register with the police as a condition of a grant of leave, or who need to notify the police of a change of circumstances, do not need to attend a police station during the period in which the government advises people not to leave home unless it is essential to do so. This policy applies from 21 march while social distancing restrictions are in place. Such students must register with the police or update their information once social distancing measures are lifted. 

UK Government Tier 4 Guidance - Covid-19 response

Information from the most relevant police forces is below and we recommend you check for any updates online via the links given:


Update from Leics police:

Coronavirus (Covid-19): All appointments are cancelled until further notice, please use our online portal to register and appointments can be made at a later date. Please don’t worry that you won’t receive your certificate. We can confirm your online registration should there be any issues.




Some international students have to register with the local Police Force within 7 days of their arrival in the UK, or if their circumstances have changed at all. e.g. change of address, change of course, new visa etc. The visa sticker in your passport or UKVI decision letter should confirm if you need to register.

If you do, you will find information about how to register and report a change of circumstances in our leaflet. 

Police Registration (Loughborough)


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Police Registration (Loughborough University London)