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If you are required to register, your passport will be endorsed on entry to the UK.

Each police force has a department that deals with foreign nationals, the list below details countries whose nationals are generally required to register:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyztan , Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

This list is not exhaustive and any foreign national can be required to register with the police if it is considered necessary by the relevant authorities.

There are some circumstances where you don't need to register with the police, such as if you have permission to live permanently in the UK or have permission to stay as a seasonal agricultural worker for example. There are other exemptions so it is best to check if you are unsure. You can do this by checking on the government website in the related links to this question.


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Foreign nationals may apply to become a British citizen (including commonwealth and Irish citizens).

You must satisfy the following conditions,

  • have lived legally in the United Kingdom for five years (the last year should have been free of any time limit) see below for further information about this condition;
  • be 18 or over
  • not be of unsound mind;
  • be of good character;
  • have sufficient knowledge of English, Welsh or Scottish Gaelic (depending on your age and physical and mental condition); and
  • stay closely connected with the United Kingdom.

In order to comply with the first condition, you must not have been absent from the UK for more than 450 days over the 5-year period and for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.

If you are married to a British citizen and you want to become one then you must meet the following conditions,

  • have lived legally in the United Kingdom for three years, see below for further information about this condition,
  • the stay must not be subject to any time limit on the date of application
  • must be 18 or over 
  • not of unsound mind, 
  • must have sufficient knowledge of the language but does not need to intend to live in the United Kingdom once naturalised. 
  • must be of good character.

In order to comply with the first condition, you must not have been absent from the UK for more than 270 days over the 3-year period and for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.


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Yes, 112 is the single European emergency number. The number should only be used in an emergency as with 999. Q484 for information on what would be considered an emergency.

This means that wherever you are in the European Union you can dial 112 from a mobile or land line and you will be put through to the emergency services in the country you are in.

The number has been introduced so that visitors to other countries within Europe do not have to remember a lot of different numbers for the emergency services. The calls are dealt with in exactly the same way as they would be if the caller had rung the national number for emergencies.

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