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International students Police registration

Police Registration

Nationals from some countries may be asked to register with the Police - see list at gov.uk  

You should register with the Police ONLY if you are advised to do so by either UKVI - in the letter confirming your grant of leave, or by University staff during or after enrolment. 

When can I register?

You will be required to make an appointment by emailing SCDovroglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk.  This email should be sent within 7 days of arrival in the UK

  • Please quote your name and contact telephone number in the email
  • Printed and completed Initial Registration Document
  • £34 (exact amount in cash)
  • Passport, UK Biometric Residence Permit, and any decision letters or emails received from UKVI 
  • 2 passport sized photographs (roughly 2 x 2 inch)
  • Proof of Address: contract, tenancy agreement, email from hotel or letter from student accommodation provider or, if you are staying with family or friends, a letter from the householder
  • Proof of Study: ONEof the following:

You must print and complete the Initial Registration Document and take this to your appointment.

It is a legal requirement that you attend this appointment. 

Where do I attend?

Overseas Visitor Registration Office (OVRO), Clyde Gateway, 2 French Street, G40 4EH

What do I need to take to my appointment?

When you attend your appointment, please ensure that you take the following:

  • CAS or unconditional offer letter from the University.

Failure to provide all of the materials, will result in registration not being completed and a further appointment being issued to you. Please ensure all materials are printed out onto paper.

I have already registered with the Police and I have a new visa - what do I do next?

If you have previously registered with the Police and need to update your certificate, you will be required to make an appointment by emailing SCDovroglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk.  Please quote your name and contact telephone number in the email.   This email should be sent within 7 days of receiving your new visa.

When you attend your appointment, please ensure that you take the following:

  • Police Registration Certificate
  • Passport, UK Biometric Residence Permit and any decision letters or emails received from UKVI
  • Proof of study: CAS or unconditional offer letter from the university
  • Proof of address: contract, tenancy agreement, email from hotel or letter from student accommodation provider/friend

Failure to provide all of the materials, will result in registration not being completed and a further appointment being issued to you. Please ensure all materials are printed out onto paper.

What do I need to do if any of my other circumstances change?

You must inform the Police (within 7 days) of any changes to your:

  • address 
  • course or place of study
  • passport details
  • marital status

You should go to the Police station with:

  • any evidence of the change
  • your passport
  • your current Police Registration Certificate

You should inform them initially by email and await further instructions.

What do I need to do if I leave the UK?

  • If you intend to leave the UK permanently you should visit your local Police station and return your Police Registration Certificate along with a copy of your flight details.
  • If you are leaving the UK but intending to return within one year, you should take your Police Registration Certificate with you to ensure entry back in to the UK.

Overseas Visitor Nationality Office 

All updates and initial registration by appointment request only - email SCDovroglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk to book. 

How to get there

The nearest train station to the OVRO is about a five-minute walk away and is called Dalmarnock. Trains from Argyle Street station leave around five times every hour.