Criminal investigation guidance for witness summons

Immigration staff guidance on explaining to criminal investigators what a witness summons is and how to apply for one.



Immigration staff guidance about:

  • what a witness summons is
  • things to consider when you are deciding whether to apply for a witness summons
  • the legislation covering witness summonses
  • how to apply for a witness summons and serve the relevant papers
  • when an objection can be made to an application
  • about withdrawing a witness summons
  • how the process is different in Scotland
Published 21 August 2014
Last updated 24 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Corrected minor grammatical errors.

  2. Replaced document with a new version.

  3. Updated guidance document added.

  4. Updated guidance

  5. First published.