Request personal information held in the borders, immigration and citizenship system
You can request personal information about you that is held on the Home Office’s immigration records (this is also known as a ‘subject access request’). More information can be accessed here:
Types of request
There are 3 types of request you can make. All types of request are free of charge. If multiple requests are made for the same person, the first request received will be treated as your sole application.
You will receive a response within 30 days of your identity being verified by the Home Office.
You can request a copy of:
an electronic summary of your immigration history
landing cards we hold electronically
an electronic summary of entry clearance records
Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) information
entry and exit records for the past 5 years
Most people find that this option gives them all the information they need.
We are piloting this new option, which allows you to request information usually only available through a detailed request. You will receive a response within 30 days of your identity being verified by the Home Office.
You can request copies of up to 5 single documents, including:
a list of your visa applications made in the UK
a particular decision letter
the outcome of an appeal (appeal determination)
an individual detention progress report
a deportation order
a particular interview record
If you need more information than the single documents in this list, you will need to make a detailed request.
This allows you to request a copy of your full Home Office file. You will receive a response within 1 month of your identity being verified by the Home Office.
Initially, you will be sent an electronic summary of your immigration history (as with a basic application) as this gives most people what they need. However, this option allows you to request further information from your Home Office file if you still need it.
How to make a request
Using the online application will reduce the time it takes to respond to your request.
Use the online application form to request access to personal information held by UKVI
You can still make an application in writing, ensuring that you supply all the supporting documents, to:
Subject Access Request Unit UK Visas and Immigration Lunar House 40 Wellesley Road Croydon CR9 2BY