The Immigration Act 1971 requires that foreign nationals aged 16 years or over must register with the police. If you need to register, this requirement will be written in your passport. You must register within seven days of entering the UK. There is a charge of around £34 (in cash) for registration and you must take your passport, two passport photographs and your offer letter from the College/University. Once you have registered, you must inform the police if you change address, and if you are granted an extension of your permission to stay in the UK. Failure to register within seven days or to report any changes (of address or immigration status), can result in a fine of up to £5000 and/or six months in prison and/or your removal from the UK.
How to register: Registration is strictly by APPOINTMENT ONLY, at the following address:
Parkside Police Station
Cambridge CB1 1JG
Opening hours: Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays), between 10:00am – 16:00pm.
Tel: 0345 456 4564