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If you are from one of the following countries and your stay is for longer than six months, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires you to register with the police following your arrival in the UK:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, 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.

If you need to register with the police, you must register within seven days of arriving in the UK.

What you will need to register with the police:

  • £34 for the registration fee
  • Your passport
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Your contract of employment/invite letter from the University

The registration will be carried out by the ‘Overseas Visitors Registration Department’ at the following address:

Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

Parkside Police Station,



Telephone: 0345 456 456 4 and ask for extension 3220

Fax: 01223 823295


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays), 10.00 – 16.00

Registration is strictly by appointment only. You cannot register without first having arranged an appointment.


Please see the location on the map below, as marked by the star: