It is important that you report changes in circumstance to the Overseas Visitors Registration Office (OVRO) within seven or eight days, depending on the change.

Find out below which changes should be reported, how soon to report them, and who to report them to. Some changes in your circumstances can only be reported at your local police station, but in most cases you will need to visit the OVRO.

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I would like to make a change to my marital status.

Thank you. You will need to report this change at the OVRO within eight days of the change. We will make this change free of charge.

Please make sure you bring your Police Registration Certificate (PRC) and your original marriage or civil partnership certificate. If your certificate is not in English, we do not need to see a translated version.

In the case of your marriage to a British citizen, you must also bring their original passport or British birth certificate.