The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is a non-profit, private Commonwealth members organisation, founded in 1910 to foster international understanding and friendship.

ROSL supports the Commonwealth through social, cultural and welfare projects including education projects in Namibia and Botswana, and the world-renowned Annual Music and Arts Competitions, offering young musicians and artists from the Commonwealth financial support and travel opportunities.

Benefits include the use of our clubhouse in London, and the opportunity to visit over 100 reciprocal clubs around the world. ROSL members are also invited to attend a wide variety of events including tastings, dinners, cultural outings, concerts and art exhibitions.

Membership is open to all. Only nationals of the UK and Commonwealth countries are granted the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting. All other membership benefits are available to all members (apart from branch members).

To join ROSL every individual must complete a membership application form and send this form either by post to Membership Department, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Membership forms are available to download here.

Individual applicants must be proposed and seconded, however, members of certain organisations (for example, the Royal Academy or the Arts Society) are exempt from this process. To check whether you qualify for organisational membership please click here.

To apply for membership as an Overseas Resident (resident of any country apart from the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand) you need only a seconder, who can be either a current ROSL member, or a person of recognised standing. 

Residents of Australia and New Zealand are required to contact their local branch secretary to obtain an application form because the subscription rates are payable in local currency. Contact details for your local branch secretary can be found here.

For more information, or to receive a ROSL membership application pack in the post, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel +44 (0)20 7408 0214 ext. 214/216

The proposer may be a ROSL member or ROSL staff member as designated by the Director-General.

The seconder may be a ROSL member, bank manager, solicitor or another person of recognised standing.

There is an arrangement for companies, charities and other organisations which would like a minimum of four of their staff (including spouses) to be members. Although each applicant is required to fill in a separate application form, the overall joining fee and annual subscription are usually paid by the company. To establish a company corporate arrangement, please contact the Membership Secretary on +44 (0) 20 7408 0214 ext. 214/216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upon receipt of a completed application form, membership will be processed within 5-7 working days.

The joining fee, which is applicable per household, is a one-off administration fee payable upon joining the League.

The membership year runs for 12 months from the month you begin. View our 2019 subscription rates and download an application form here. View 2019 subscription rates here.

ROSL operates a smart/casual dress code policy. The full dress code can be found here.

Members are asked to be considerate of others when making and receiving calls on mobile phones. Mobiles are not to be used in the bars, restaurants or drawing rooms of both clubhouses.

Limited parking facilities are available at Over-Seas House: permission to use these facilities is at the discretion of the Management. Members may park only if they are resident, or using the Club's facilities; car keys must be deposited with the Hall Porters. Metered parking is available in St James's Street, St James's square or Pall Mall. Meters are in operation from 8am until 6.30pm and you will need a mobile phone to pay.

In London we have 83 bedrooms, all en suite apart from two which share a bathroom on the corridor.

As far in advance as possible. We recommend a minimum of three weeks on average.

In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel your accommodation booking a one-night fee will be charged, unless cancellation is received 48 hours prior to arrival (specifically cancellation is required before midday, 2 days prior to your arrival).

Children are welcome at Over-Seas House.

Members may invite guests to Over-Seas House. The name of each guest, together with the name of the member, is to be entered into the visitors log in the entrance hall. Members are responsible for their guests' behaviour and guests may not use the premises if unaccompanied by a member. Visitors are not admitted to bedroom floors except by special permission of the Duty Manager. If you wish for your spouse to use the accommodation at Over-Seas House they too must be a member in their own right.

Our conference and events facilities are open for use by non-members, but members will always be given preference and a discounted rate when booking. For more information please contact Liza Keoshgerian on +44 (0) 20 7629 0406 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wedding services may be conducted at Over-Seas House, and we also provide the perfect venue for a Wedding Reception or Anniversary. Please contact the Graysons team for more information on +44 (0) 20 7629 0406 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROSL premises are open to non-resident members daily from 8am until 11pm. There is a 24hr porter for those in residence. Office hours for general enquiries are Monday - Friday 9.30am until 5pm.

Potential Members interested in seeing our beautiful listed London Clubhouse can book an appointment with the Membership Team. Please contact them on 020 7408 0214 ext. 215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book an appointment.