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Request your personal data from 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.

Documents

Standard subject access request form

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Application for fast track records only

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Customer satisfaction survey: subject access request unit

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Details

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. You should expect a response from us within 40 days.

Make a subject access request

Anyone can make a subject access request for information that we hold about them. You should read the guidance notes at the end of the form before making a request.

To make a subject access request, you should provide:

  • a valid cheque or postal order for £10, payable to ‘the Home Office Accounting Officer’
  • enough personal information to identify you, like a copy of your passport or driver’s licence, original utility bills and your Home Office reference number if you have one
  • an original, signed authority from the person you’re applying for if you’re applying for someone else - we can’t accept copies

If you’re applying for a child who is under 12 years old, you don’t need to provide a signed authority. Instead you should provide evidence that you’re the legal guardian of the child.

If you don’t provide these, we’ll reject your application and return it with a letter telling you what is missing. Your request won’t be processed.

You should make a separate application for each person making a request. Each request should include the fee, identification and authority.

Please send your subject access request to:

Subject Access Request Unit
UK Visas and Immigration
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon CR9 2BY

If you are a legal representative, you can apply to receive your clients’ data digitally on our MoveIT portal service. If you are interested in using this service please email APCSARU.C&PTEAM@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk for more details.

Help

If you’d like more information or help filling in your form, contact us by email. We can’t accept subject access requests by email.

Give us your feedback

Please fill in our customer survey so we understand better what you need and can improve our service. You can give us feedback when you make a request or when you receive your disclosure. Send your form to us by email

Making a complaint

If you are not happy with the response to your subject access request, you can ask for an internal review by writing to:

The Customer Services Team
Subject Access Request Unit
UK Visas and Immigration
17th Floor, Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon
CR9 2BY

Please give your reference number, and state when your original request was made. Also tell us who you made the request to.

Published 4 March 2014
Last updated 22 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated SAR application.
  2. New subject assess information for legal representatives.
  3. Updated standard subject access request form.
  4. Updated fast track application details.
  5. Updated guidance to highlight that the pilot will run until 31 January 2016
  6. Updated information to highlight that the fast track pilot will run until 31 October 2015.
  7. Fast Track IT service added.
  8. Updated subject access request form.
  9. Added new forms and survey, updated information
  10. First published.