Overseas Visitors Records Office
The Overseas Visitors Records Office is located at 323 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JL
Please check this website for the documents you will need in order to register and bring them with you when you attend.
Every effort will be made to ensure that we remain open between 09.00-4.00pm. However, there maybe occasions when we have to close at very short notice.
Please check this website for closure and other updates as this could save you time.
Opening times & Admission process
Update 15th Aug 2016: OVRO will be closed on WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER 2016 and FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER 2016. OVRO IS ALSO CLOSED ON THURSDAYS - An Admission Slip process has been instigated - Please click on link below for further details.
How to register for the first time
A REGISTRATION PROFORMA IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW REGISTRATIONS, REPLACEMENTS OR IF IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO VISIT OUR OFFICE. - Please click on the link below for further details
Reporting changes and New Visas
Once you have registered, you must report changes to OVRO. Changes to your home/work/study address and occupation must only be reported to your local police station. All other changes must be reported to OVRO
Frequently Asked Questions
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