Whether you’re visiting for the first time or registering a change in your circumstances, use the checklist below to make sure you bring all the relevant documents.

  • passport
  • two current passport-sized photos for a new certificate, or
  • one current passport-sized photo for a transfer to Essex from another county in the UK, or
  • no photos if you are just updating your certificate
  • Biometric Residence Permit (also known as BRP)
  • letter from the Home Office (If BRP applied in the UK)
  • proof of work or study and details (confirmation letter from university/CAS or employment contract)
  • proof of address in the Essex area, for example a tenancy agreement or letter of confirmation from university (including room number)
  • details of your last address in your home country
  • £34 in exact cash (no payment needed for an update)


Please make sure you arrive ten minutes before your appointment time – if you're late, we won't be able to deal with your registration.