Request personal information held by UK Visas and Immigration

Find out how you can make a subject access request to see your own information or on someone else's behalf.



The Data Protection Act 1998 determines how we process personal data (information relating to living people). The act means you can ask to access the information we hold about you. These requests are called subject access requests.

Published 4 March 2014
Last updated 27 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. A new online form is available to request personal information held by UK Visas and Immigration. The guidance has been completely updated.
  2. Updated SAR application.
  3. New subject assess information for legal representatives.
  4. Updated standard subject access request form.
  5. Updated fast track application details.
  6. Updated guidance to highlight that the pilot will run until 31 January 2016
  7. Updated information to highlight that the fast track pilot will run until 31 October 2015.
  8. Fast Track IT service added.
  9. Updated subject access request form.
  10. Added new forms and survey, updated information
  11. First published.