Coronavirus (Covid-19): The Sussex Police Nationality Unit has re-opened but is providing an appointment-only service for now. Demand for registration services is extremely high so please bear with us. Initially, appointments will only be available at a limited number of police stations, and will be released on a monthly basis. If you only need to update an address on your police certificate from one Sussex address to another Sussex address, you can do that at your local Sussex police station without the need for an appointment.
How to register
The Nationality Unit is the place to contact in Sussex if you live in Sussex and have been required to register with the police, an essential part of many foreign nationals’ visa conditions.
Please email us, giving your full name and address, so we can arrange an appointment closest to where you live.
The Nationality Unit holds regular registration sessions at police stations across Sussex. Unfortunately the current circumstances prevent us from attending external sites; however this is under regular review and updates will be added to this page.
We will confirm the nearest location to you when arranging your appointment.
If you're a student at the University of Sussex or Brighton University, we recommend you look at the university websites for information.
For Foreign Nationals arriving from countries where there is a requirement to undertake a 14 day quarantine period, we are aware you will not be able to register as required within 7 days. Please email us to arrange an appointment within 7 days after the quarantine period has ended and within 21 days of arrival.
What to bring with you
Please see our full checklist of what to bring with you to your appointment.
If you lose or damage your certificate
Contact the Nationality Unit to arrange an appointment to get a new certificate, costing £34.
If your certificate is stolen, please report it to us.