Overseas Visitors Records Office
Welcome to the Overseas Visitors Records Office website. If you have been required to register with the police and you live in the London area, you will need to attend this office.
Before you attend please ensure that you check this website for office closure updates.
This could save you a wasted journey. However, there will be occasions when the office has to close at very short notice.
Advice for overseas visitors & students studying/living in London
After you arrive in the United Kingdom, you may need to register your stay with the police. If you need to register, this requirement will be written in your passport and you will need to register within seven days of your arrival in the United Kingdom.
Registration with the police
When you register with the police you will be issued a Police Registration Certificate (PRC). Any changes in your circumstance will need to be reported to OVRO.
We have translated important contact details, hours of opening and what you will need to provide when visiting us.
Frequently Asked Questions
We often get asked questions about registration, or changing address. Read some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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