I am Cameroonian and I arrived in the United Kingdom 3 years ago as a student. I could not pay my tuition (payer ma scolarité) and my visa was canceled. One year ago I had a child with an English citizen. I asked for permanent residence. Yesterday, I received an answer and I was asked to go to a police station to indicate my presence.

Does this response mean that my request has been refused?

Can I be arrested when I am at the police station? Previously, I was arrested in a police station when asked to appear there.

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    Generally, if you are asked to go to a police station to indicate your presence, and nothing else, it means exactly that. Of course, if they wanted to arrest you, going to a police station will make the government's job easier, but not going wouldn't help you in the long term.
    – gnasher729
    Oct 4, 2017 at 19:31
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    Maybe they want to know (and be sure) whether you're actually in the UK right now or not, and they may use that information to support your application. Oct 5, 2017 at 23:48


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