You can now book an appointment with OVRO online, using your smartphone or most other devices. The first available appointments will be on 16 March 2020 – this is to make sure that people who currently have appointments using the old admission slips system are seen.
Where possible, we'll still accept a limited number of walk-in customers along with those who've already been issued admission slips, but no walk-in customers will be accepted from Monday, 3 February 2020.
Appointment times will generally be available from 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday (the office is closed on Thursdays and public holidays).
You must make sure you've carefully read the information when booking your appointment as you'll have to bring the relevant documents when attending to register as an overseas visitor or report a change in your circumstances. You'll have to book a new appointment if you don't take the correct documents with you.
If you've already collected an admission slip or taken part in any initiative offered by your educational sponsor in collaboration with OVRO, you shouldn't use the online facility as this will duplicate the process, cause further delay to your registration and may be considered as a late registration.
To satisfy the seven-day legal requirement to register with the police, an appointment must be booked within seven days of arrival in the UK or within seven days of a change in circumstance.
This will make sure the requirement to register with the police has been satisfied, even if the first available appointment is beyond seven days.
If you're reporting only a change of address from one London address to another London address, don't use the online booking system. Please attend a police station within seven days of the change to report this.
If however you've moved into London after having registered with another UK police force, you must make a booking to attend the OVRO. Please make sure you take the relevant documentation with you, otherwise you'll have to book another appointment.