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Overseas Visitors’ Records Office In London Has Reopened

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

The Overseas Visitors’ Records Office (“OVRO”) in London has reopened, following its closure in late March due to COVID-19. 

If you are required to register with the police due to the conditions of your visa, you can now book an appointment to do so. 

Who is normally required to register?

If you are unsure whether you are required to register with the police, you should contact an immigration advisor. Generally speaking, you are required to register with the police if the following apply:

  • You are over the age of 16;
  • Your visa or leave to remain is valid for longer than 6 months; 
  • You are a national of any of the countries on this list; and 
  • You are not exempt from registering. 

Keeping your details up-to-date

If you are required to register with the police, you are also required to keep your details on your police certificate up-to-date. You must book an appointment to update your details if any of the following details change:

  • Your name; 
  • Your gender;
  • Your nationality; 
  • Your marital status; 
  • Your address; 
  • You receive a new passport;
  • You receive a new grant of leave or visa; or
  • You decide to leave the UK.

Gherson has over 30 years of experience in assisting with various immigration matters and is monitoring the impact of Brexit on all immigration issues closely. We have a specialist corporate immigration team who service the needs of a large number of companies.

If you would like to speak to a member of our corporate immigration team in respect of any of the issues raised in this blog, please do not hesitate to contact us, send us an e-mail, or alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date.


The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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Aurora Gherson 

  Aurora Gherson

  Trainee solicitor in our Corporate Team


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