Requests for access to records and for other information about those records are known as “subject access requests” and are made to the person or organisation (the “data controller”) who you think is processing (holding, disclosing or using) the information to which you want access. Personal data may take the form of computerised or, in some cases, paper records.

If you want to know whether information is held about you and if so what, you will need to write to the person or organisation you believe holds the information. This is known as a “subject access request”. You should ask for a copy of all the information held about you to which the Act applies.

Subject Access Request To The Home Office, UKBA

A subject access request can be made to the Home Office, UKBA to get a copy of all the documents, information, records, decisions, notes etc which the Home Office is holding about you in their data base. Anyone can make a Subject Access Request (SAR) for information that the UKBA hold about them. To make a Subject Access Request (SAR), you must provide:

  • a cheque or postal order for £10, payable to 'The Home Office Accounting Officer'; and
  • sufficient personal information to enable the UKBA to uniquely identify you - for example, a copy of your passport or driver's licence, original utility bills, and your Home Office reference number if you have one.

All requests must be made in writing and signed.

If you just want the UKBA to provide you with a specific document, you can just ask us for that; this will make it easier, and probably quicker for the UKBA to respond to your request.

You should send your Subject Access Request (SAR) to the following address of the Home Office, UKBA:

    DPU SAR
    UK Border Agency
    Lunar House
    40 Wellesley Road
    Croydon
    CR9 2BY

The UKBA recommend that you use their form to help you make a SAR, although you are entitled to submit a SAR without using the form if you prefer. You can download the subject access request (SAR) from from the UKBA website. 

 A Subject Access Request must be made in writing and an appropriate fee should be paid to the Home Office for the Home Office to comply with your request.

According to Data Protection Act, the Home Office, UKBA must process your request within 40 days from the date of receipt of your request. If the Home Office, UKBA fail to comply with Subject Access Request (SAR) within 40 days, their omission to comply with such request is considered as unlawful and can be challenged by way of Judicial Review in High Court.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Subject Access Request (SAR)?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Subject Access Request (SAR). The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Subject Access Request (SAR) and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Upon receipt of the Subject Access Request (SAR) from the Home Office, UKBA, our immigration solicitors will go through the relevant documents/information received from the UKBA and discuss the contents of the SAR with you.

Our Fees For Subject Access Request (SAR)

  • We will charge you a fee from £400 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your Subject Access Request (SAR). The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. the Home Office fee etc.