Overseas Visitors Records Office
After you arrive in the United Kingdom, you may need to register 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. Please ensure you bring all the relevant documentation for registration, failure to bring these will mean you will not be registered.
How to register
It is important you follow this advice when registering with us. When you visit our office it is essential that you bring all the required documentation.
Registration with the police
When you register with the police you will be issued a Police Registration Certificate (PRC). Changes to your address must only be reported to your local police station. All other changes must be reported to OVRO
Frequently Asked Questions
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