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Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 2023

1.  Introduction

As a global professional services business with law at its core, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of the personal information in our care.  This policy explains how we collect your personal information, what we do with it and your rights in respect of it.  We have a separate policy which sets out similar information relating to the cookies that we use, which can be found under our cookie notice.

2.  Who and where we are

Access Citizens Services Limited UK which is a subsidiary of Access Group provides Visa and Passport front end services in United Kingdom and Ireland  .

For country specific information about Access Group business, including a list of our offices and the jurisdictions in which we operate, please check  

Our global reach means that we are subject to the differing data protection regimes of the jurisdictions in which we operate.  We strive to achieve uniformity of data protection practices across the group, whilst also complying with all data protection laws.  This policy reflects the UK GDPR standard of protection of personal information and references the relevant Articles of the UK GDPR where appropriate.  In those jurisdictions where data protection regimes differ significantly to the UK GDPR, elements of this policy may not apply, for example individuals' rights in relation to their personal information, and this policy does not establish rights or obligations which are additional to those prescribed in the applicable local data protection law.

2.1 Data Controller

We are the data controller of the personal information that we process in our system, i.e. the organisation which determines how your personal information is processed and for what purposes. 

Most of Access Citizens Services Limited UK' main IT systems are located in the UK or EU and controlled by Access Citizens Services Limited UK.  Where we transfer your personal data to third parties, in certain circumstances those third parties may also be data controllers. 

2.2 Contacting us

We want to offer you a means of contacting the right people in our organisation as swiftly and easily as possible. We therefore have in place dedicated email address, which is managed by our team of Privacy specialists, who support our global network on Privacy matters. 

You may contact our Privacy specialists with any questions about this policy, or our Privacy practices more generally at You have rights in respect of the personal information of yours in our care.  More information about these rights is set out in section 7 of this policy. 

3.  Transfers of personal information across our business and to our suppliers

Our global presence means that your personal information may be transferred across the business worldwide due, for example, to our shared IT systems and datacentres, and cross-border working practices.  Personal data transfers are facilitated across the Access group by way of an intra group agreement which applies contractual protections and other appropriate safeguards required under applicable data protection law to all such transfers of personal data within the group.  

We also use a number of suppliers and service providers in connection with the operation of our business who may have access to the personal information that we process, e.g. IT suppliers when providing us with software support or cloud services.  In all cases, your personal information is handled and protected in accordance with applicable data protection law.  Where we use cloud services, our data will generally be hosted within the UK or EU, those being the locations which offer the highest level of data protection regulation of all the regions in which we operate.  We ensure that personal data is adequately protected in accordance with applicable data protection law, and in particular Article 46 of the UK GDPR and the EU GDPR, by ensuring information security and other appropriate safeguards are in place, and using approved model contract clauses to cover the transfer or by ensuring that the supplier has Binding Corporate Rules in place.

4.  Whose personal information do we process?

We collect and process the personal information:

  • of our online clients who are making online payment and selecting value added services .
  • of our non-online clients who submit their application at our centre for both visa or passport cases.

5. What we collect

We may collect the following information and documentation:

  • Name and Title
  • Contact information including email address.
  • Application reference number
  • Application type
  • Other information or services relevant to your application .

6.  For how long do we keep your information?

Your personal information is retained by us in accordance with applicable law and regulation.   Our data retention periods vary depending on the period taken to process your application by the embassy and the time taken for you to collect back your documents .

This means that, in general, we delete personal information when: the purpose for its processing has been fulfilled that is the relationship with our client has ended. 

More information about your rights in respect of the personal information of yours in our care, including how to contact us to exercise these or with questions around our retention practices in respect of your personal information, is set out in section 7 of this Policy.

7.  Your rights

 The following rights are provided for under the UK and EU data protection regimes:

  • to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information;
  • to ask whether we process your personal information and request a copy of it if so;
  • to request that any inaccurate or incomplete personal information of yours in our care is rectified or competed;
  • in certain circumstances, to receive your personal information or have your personal information transmitted to another organisation in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format;
  • in certain circumstances, to request that we delete your personal information; and
  • to object to our processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

Not all of these rights are absolute, which means that they may only apply in certain situations and may be subject to legal exceptions and exemptions.  To exercise your rights, please email us at

8.  How to make a complaint

Our Privacy Team oversees our compliance with data protection laws and this policy, and provides guidance and advice to the firm and our people.  Our Compliance Officer for Legal Practice ('COLP') oversees compliance with our professional responsibilities and the reporting of any failures to comply with legislative requirements, including data protection.

Please direct any complaint relating to how the firm has processed your personal information to  We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our processing of your personal information.

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