How do I transfer my registration when I move to a new area?

If you move to a different area, you need to give a copy of your registration certificate also known as a Certificate of vision impairment (CVI) to your new local authority social or sensory services. This will make it easier for you to get help.

If you don't have a copy of your registration certificate you can:

  • ask the hospital department where you were last registered to send you a copy
  • contact your old local authority and ask them to forward a copy to your new local authority.

Some local authorities will contact hospitals or other local authorities on your behalf, however others may not wish to do this, due to data protection issues.

For further information see How do I register as blind or partially sighted?

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