Overview

You can visit someone in an immigration removal centre or short term holding facility.

You’ll be given a surgical mask when you arrive at the immigration removal centre that you must wear, unless you are exempt.

You must also follow social distancing guidelines while you’re at the centre.

Check with the centre:

  • what the visiting hours are
  • if you need to book an appointment
  • what ID you need
  • what items you’re allowed to take with you - you may be searched when you arrive

You may be able to contact someone in a removal centre by phone, email or video call. Contact the immigration removal centre to check.