Request personal data held in the immigration and borders system

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



The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) determines how we process personal data (information relating to living people). The regulation 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 24 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: postal requests and correspondence are not being accepted at this time.

  2. Updated process information.

  3. Specific and basic request targets updated.

  4. Guidance has been updated for GDPR.

  5. A new online form is available to request personal information held by UK Visas and Immigration. The guidance has been completely updated.

  6. Updated SAR application.

  7. New subject assess information for legal representatives.

  8. Updated standard subject access request form.

  9. Updated fast track application details.

  10. Updated guidance to highlight that the pilot will run until 31 January 2016

  11. Updated information to highlight that the fast track pilot will run until 31 October 2015.

  12. Fast Track IT service added.

  13. Updated subject access request form.

  14. Added new forms and survey, updated information

  15. First published.