UK suspends police registration scheme for foreign nationals
8 September, 2022duguech
The UK Home Office suspends the police registration scheme for foreign nationals with some specific visa categories.
Under UK immigration rules, some foreign nationals with non-settled status were required to complete an online form at the police registry.
However, this is no longer a requirement because during the visa application process foreign nationals provide the police with information that does not need to be provided again at the police registry on entry to the country.
As a result, holders of these specific visas no longer run the risk of criminal prosecution or denial of entry clearance for failure to complete the form.
Similarly, they are no longer required to report any changes in their personal circumstances to the police, as was mandatory until a few weeks ago.
Likewise, visa holders already in the UK who were required to register with the police are no longer obliged to register if they have not yet done so.
The UK authorities have advised that the registration scheme in its current form is obsolete and no longer provides any public protection benefits to either the Home Office or the police; although they envisage other methods of immigration control with better digital solutions for travelers.
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