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How to register as a foreign national

If you're registering for the first time you’ll need to start the process online. 

** COVID-19 Update - registration services are currently suspended **

This will not affect your immigration status and no penalty will be given for missed or late registrations, or for being unable to tell us about a change in your circumstances during these unprecedented times.  If you do need to register or report a change please email  as the online system is currently unavailable.


We'll ask you for:

  • personal details

  • contact details

  • family member’s details (if required)

  • passport details

  • visa, BRP card, travel details

  • study/employment details and access/ability to upload a passport style photograph

Your photo must:

  • be taken against a plain, light-coloured background

  • contain no other objects or people

  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you

  • be taken in the last month

In your photo you must:

  • be facing forward and looking straight at the camera

  • have a plain expression and your mouth closed

  • have your eyes open and visible

  • not have hair covering your eyes

  • not wear anything on your head (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

There is a 40 minute time limit for completing the registration process and you will not be able to save your form, so please make sure you have everything before you start.

Once you’ve given us the details above you’ll be asked to make an appointment.  On the appointment screen, Luton police station is the default venue.  Click where it says 'Luton police station' and you will see a list of all the other available venues.  Only select named educational establishments if you are a student at that location.  You are required to have one account per person (one email address per person), so use an email address that you are likely to continue using throughout your time in the UK.

If you have any questions or issues (e.g. you are unable to complete your online registration), please email us.

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