We prefer requests are not made by email as this may delay your application if we have to seek further information to verify your identity.
Types of request
There are 3 types of request you can make. All types of request are free of charge. If multiple requests are made for the same person, the first request received will be treated as your sole application.
You will receive a response within 30 days of your identity being verified by the Home Office.
You can request a copy of:
an electronic summary of your immigration history
landing cards we hold electronically
visa applications you submitted from outside of the UK (as part of entry clearance)
Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) information if you are a national of Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia
Entry and exit into and out of the UK. Your travel history can be provided for the past 5 years if a passport or travel document is submitted for this period
Most people find that this option gives them all the information they need.
You can request specific information if you need to. You should clearly describe what documents you need.
You can request copies of up to 5 single documents, for example:
a list of your applications
a particular decision letter
the outcome of an appeal (appeal determination)
a particular detention progress report
a deportation order
a particular interview record
If you need more information than the single documents in this list, you will need to make a detailed request.
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.