You can ask for your passport and other documents to be returned if you’ve sent them with your application but need them urgently.

How you do this depends on whether you applied in the UK or not, and what type of application you’ve made.

You might have to cancel your visa application - you’ll be told if you have to do this when you ask for your documents back.

You applied outside the UK

Contact the visa application centre where you applied.

You applied in the UK

Complete the online form to get your documents returned.

You can’t use this form if you’ve applied for asylum or your application has been refused.

You may have to wait up to 20 working days - or 10 working days if you’re a European Economic Area (EEA) citizen - to get your documents returned.

You’ve applied for asylum

Contact your case owner to ask for your documents back.

Your application has been refused

Follow the instructions on your refusal notice or contact the immigration compliance and enforcement (ICE team) in your area.

If you don’t receive your documents

You can report that you haven’t received your documents if they’ve not been returned after 20 working days, or 10 working days if you’re an EEA citizen.

Cancel your request

Complete the cancellation form if you no longer need your documents returned.

You can’t cancel your request if it’s already been processed.

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