Overseas Visitors

Advice for overseas visitors and students studying or living in the Leicestershire Police area.

The Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO) is the place to visit if you need a Police Registration Certificate (PRC) - an essential part of many foreign nationals’ condition of stay in the UK. Plan your visit using the details below and find out what essential documents you'll need to bring.

It is a legal requirement stated by the Home Office under The Immigration Regulation Act 1971, that, as a condition to remain in the United Kingdom certain foreign nationals are required to register with the police in whose area they are to reside. You must register within seven days of arrival in to the United Kingdom.

This only applies to foreign nationals who have been granted leave to remain for more than six months or where an extension is granted, therefore making the total leave to remain more than six months.

Citizens of the following countries who are admitted to the United Kingdom (UK) may be required to register with the police:

Stateless persons are also subject of the police registration scheme.

Entry clearance officers and immigration officers can, in certain circumstances, impose the requirement to register on national of countries not listed above.

If the following is written on the visa in your passport or on the reverse of your Biometric Residence Permit you must register either within seven days of arriving in the United Kingdom or within seven days of receiving your visa extension from the Home Office:

Where to register in Leicester

Leicestershire Police
Nationality Office
95 Hinckley Road

Opening Times

Please note: until further notice the nationality office will open from 8:30am – 12:00pm and 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note the nationality office will be closed on the 31st March, the office will reopen as normal on Monday 3rd April at 08:30am.

Appointments are available for workers only on a Wednesday between 10:00 – 16:00 by appointment only. Please either email [email protected] or call 101 ext. 6886 / 6885. A registration form will also need to be completed in block capital letters.

The last appointment for a new registration will be at 14:30. To ensure that you will be seen for a new registration, please arrive at the police station before 14:30. This will give us time to process your registration. No new registrations will take place after 14:30.

Contact Details
Tel: 101 ask for extension 6886, 6885 or 6882
Email: – [email protected]

Planned events

CODE Building

The Code address is 40 – 46 Western Road Leicester LE30GH

The UK Government has information about who needs to register, how much it costs and the documents you need to provide at the police station. Visit gov.uk to learn more.

Examples of visa and British Residence Permit.

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