How to register


If you need to register, this requirement will be shown on your visa in your passport or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

You do not generally have to register with us if any of the following apply, however please check your visa as a requirement may be endorsed.
• There is no requirement to do so on your Visa
• You are under the age of 16
• You are not a foreign national from the list of countries shown on this site
• You are not living in London [register with your local police]

Required Documentation

You will need to bring with you the following as well as your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) if applicable:

  • Completed OVRO Registration Proforma (Available from the 'Related Publications' section' of this site)
  • Two identical passport sized photographs (photographs must be in colour, cut to size and stapled to the completed proforma prior to attending).
  • A copy of the identity page from your passport
  • A copy of the Visa page from your passport as well as A copy of  both sides of your Biometric Residence Permit (if applicable)

**You will not be registered if you do not provide of ALL of the above documents**

If you are staying in the Metropolitan Police area in London  you can register with us at the following location:

Overseas Visitors Records Office
323, Borough High Street

If you are not staying in the Metropolitan Police area, you should contact your local police for the addresses and opening hours of other police registration offices.


Please note that there is a registration fee, currently £34.00, which may be paid by cash, sterling travellers’ cheque or most debit and credit cards. We do not accept Euros, American Express or personal cheques.

Telephone number

020 7230 1208. This is a 24 hour recorded information line but messages are not accepted.


The pedestrian entrance at OVRO is suitable for wheelchairs. There are no toilets or baby changing facilities inside.


Borough tube station is the nearest Underground station and is served by the Northern Line.

Bus routes are 35, 40, 133, 343.

There are no parking facilities available on site.