The Home Office has suspended its police registration requirement for foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals are no longer required to register with local police stations after entering the U.K. or changing their address.
  • Those who received an email or letter, or whose visa states that they must register at a police station, are no longer required to do so.
  • Individuals who registered with the police before the requirement was suspended no longer need to keep the police registration certificate.

BAL Analysis: U.K. authorities suspended the police registration requirement to streamline the entry process and remove burdens on foreign nationals having to appear in person to fulfil the requirement.

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